Tax

What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

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Making Tax Digital is the government’s way of getting businesses to keep digital records and report them in real time. What this means is that you will no longer be able to keep manual records and just submit them with your tax return at the end of the year. Records will need to be kept digitally using accounts...

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Why you should outsource your bookkeeping

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This is actually a really easy one to answer. If you had a leaking toilet would you fix it yourself or call out a plumber. Similarly, would you cut your own hair to try and save the cost of a haircut. Why wouldn't you outsource your bookkeeping. Running a small business is hard and traditionally every small business...

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Do you need a Chartered Accountant?

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Chartered Accountant A chartered accountant must have undertaken a chartered qualification and will be members of a chartered body, such as ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) or ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). As well as the usual accounting tasks such as preparing your year end accounts and submitting your tax returns,...

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Simple assessment the new kind of tax return

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HMRC introduced a simpler way to collect tax in September 2017 which will hopefully take up to 2 million people out of the self assessment system. Initially two groups are being placed into this new assessment: Those who are claiming a state pension for the first time who also have income that exceeds the 2016/17 personal tax allowance.Those...

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Your personal tax account

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Everyone can access their personal tax account on HMRC’s gateway.  You can start using this service over on the .gov website You can use your personal tax account to: You can use your personal tax account to: check your Income Tax estimate and tax codefill in, send and view a personal tax returnclaim a tax refundcheck your income...

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What are self assessment payments on account

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It’s always a bit of shock the first time you submit a self assessment tax return and realise that you have to pay your tax in a lump sum rather than having it deducted from your wages monthly. It’s a double shock when you realise that you need to make payments on account towards next year’s tax bill...

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What is a P11D form

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The P11D form is used to report benefits in kind.  These are items or services which you (or your employees) receive from your company in addition to your salary.  Common items which need to be reported on a P11D form are: Company carsPrivate healthcareAssets provided to the employee that have significant personal use – for instance if accommodation...

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How to pay your self assessment tax online

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We’ve had a few clients that have contacted us to ask us how to pay their Self Assessment tax online. So we thought it would be a great idea to walk you through the process step-by-step! 1. Simply type HMRC into google. Click the first link that appears (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs). 2. Once you're on the Gov.uk page, click the...

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What is a P60 and what do I need it for

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A P60 is your proof of income for the whole tax year.   It is a summary of all your pay and the deductions that have been taken out of it. You should never destroy your P60, as it is one of the easiest ways to prove how much tax you have paid. How the P60 Works A P60...

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Government cuts BIK rate for electric cars

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For the tax year 2020-2021, the government plan to cut BIK (Benefit In Kind) tax rates for zero-emissions company cars down from 16% to 2%. As a result, electric vehicles may be a cheaper option for directors and employees.  Overview Company car tax was reformed in April 2002 to an emissions-based system. This was to encourage businesses to choose more...

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