Mar 2022 – Excited About Electrics

Excited about electrics The taxable benefit for having the private use of an electric company car is currently just 1% of list price. From 6 April 2022 the taxable benefit will rise to 2% of list price; it will then be fixed at that level ...
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Mar 2022 – Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) For VAT periods beginning on or after 1 April 2022, it will be compulsory to keep your VAT records in a digital format and to file all your VAT returns using MTD-compatible software. We can help you with this if you ...
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Mar 2022 – Prepare For Higher Dividend Tax

Prepare for higher dividend tax To balance the increase in NIC payable on salaries and self-employed profits, the tax you pay on dividends will also increase by 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022. The dividend allowance has been frozen at £2,000; you pay zero ...
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Mar 2022 – Benefits-In-Kind

Benefits-in-kind Many employees were required to work at home in 2021. Their employers may have helped facilitate this by providing equipment or paying to boost their home internet service. Generally, these costs are not taxable on the employee if there is no significant private use ...
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Feb 2022 – Taxes & Wages Rising

Taxes and wages are rising Last autumn, the Chancellor announced that the rates of most classes of National Insurance Contributions (NIC) would temporarily increase by 1.25 percentage points for the year starting 6 April 2022, in order to raise funds for the NHS and social ...
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Feb 2022 – R&D Tax Reliefs

R&D tax breaks Companies that invent new production methods or products can claim enhanced tax relief for the Research and Development (R&D) costs. Small and medium-sized companies can claim 230% of qualifying R&D costs and a 14.5% payable tax credit if this extra deduction results ...
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Feb 2022 – Claim For Your Company’s Losses

Claim for your company’s losses Companies can take advantage of an extended carry back period for trading losses arising in accounting periods that end between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2022. The trading losses from these periods can be carried back to set against ...
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Feb 2022 – Accelerate Tax Relief

Accelerate tax relief! The end of the accounting period for your business is a key point for tax planning. You can save or delay tax by advancing the acquisition of assets to before the end of your accounting period. This permits you to claim the ...
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Jan 2022 – Don’t Miss Tax Deadlines!

Don’t miss tax deadlines If you miss the deadline for filing your self-assessment tax return (31 January for online filing) you will be charged a £100 penalty. If the return is filed more than three months late, an additional £10 per day is charged and, ...
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Jan 2022 – Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure Capital expenditure (CAPEX) is depreciated in the accounts, but this depreciation is not allowable for tax purposes. Instead, businesses can claim specific tax allowances, but these differ considerably for ‘Plant and Machinery’ (P&M) and ‘structures and buildings’, the latter writing off the asset ...
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Jan 2022 – Is Your PSC Still Needed?

Is your PSC still needed? If all or most of a contractor’s work is going to be subject to payroll taxes under the off-payroll working rules, they may prefer to become a normal employee of that client. Although this may sometimes be an option, many ...
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Jan 2022 – Off-Payroll Working: Other Issues

Off-payroll working: other issues Where a client decides to deduct the worker’s payroll taxes when paying the invoices issued by the PSC, it has an impact in several other areas too, including: • Tax relief for expenses incurred by the PSC • The reported turnover ...
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