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Tax Diary July/August 2019
02 Jul 2019

Tax Diary July/August 2019

Important dates to add to your diary.

HMRC prevents phone fraudsters
02 Jul 2019

HMRC prevents phone fraudsters

New defensive controls recently deployed by HMRC have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers.

Brexit risk assessment
02 Jul 2019

Brexit risk assessment

It looks increasingly likely that we are heading for a no-deal Brexit. Taken literally, this means that our present relaxed trading relationship with customers and suppliers in the EU will cease at the end of October this year.

Reconsider cycle to work scheme
02 Jul 2019

Reconsider cycle to work scheme

The government have recently announced that they are to extend the criteria for an approved, and therefore tax-effective, cycle-to-work scheme as part of their drive to reduce pollution and CO2 emissions in urban environments.

Update on the VAT reverse charge for building contractors
01 Jul 2019

Update on the VAT reverse charge for building contractors

From 1 October 2019, contractors who employ subcontractors, will need to assume responsibility for declaring and paying the VAT that was previously settled by their VAT registered subcontractors.

Tax Diary June/July 2019
30 May 2019

Tax Diary June/July 2019

Important tax dates to add to your calendar.

Employing students in the summer break
30 May 2019

Employing students in the summer break

The annual holidays can have knock on effects to your business when really important staff are on their holidays.

Tax free perk before annual leave
30 May 2019

Tax free perk before annual leave

It is possible to make small tax-free payments to employees, including directors, and this might be an appropriate time to make a small tax-free bonus in advance of the annual holidays.

Holiday entitlements
30 May 2019

Holiday entitlements

We are fast approaching the annual holiday season, so it would seem to be a suitable time to set out employees’ rights to receive holiday pay.

Do you own a holiday let property?
29 May 2019

Do you own a holiday let property?

Did you know there are a number of tax incentives that you can take advantage of if you own and let a Furnished Holiday Lets property (FHL).

Tax Diary May/June 2019
25 Apr 2019

Tax Diary May/June 2019

1 May 2019 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 July 2018.

Don’t forget the payslips
16 Apr 2019

Don’t forget the payslips

If you are an employer, you have a statutory duty to provide your employees with a copy of their P60 (pay and tax details for 2018-19) on or before the end of May 2019.

Income Tax – regional differences
11 Apr 2019

Income Tax – regional differences

You will pay Scottish Income Tax if you live in Scotland, Income Tax if you live in England or Northern Ireland and the Welsh Income Tax if you live in Wales.

Can you change a will after death?
02 Apr 2019

Can you change a will after death?

On the face of it, this sounds implausible. How can you change your will if you have died?

Expenses you can set-off against rental income
28 Mar 2019

Expenses you can set-off against rental income

The expenses you claim against your property income will need to follow the usual HMRC ruling that the costs must be incurred wholly and exclusively for the purpose of renting out the property.

Brexit Update
23 Mar 2019

Brexit Update

The last few weeks have seen some of the most extraordinary political manoeuvrings in the UK parliament, and as we complete the edit of this article, the EU parliament seems to have given us a few extra weeks to complete the withdrawal agreement and get a final draft agreed by parliament. The formal statement issued late last night (22 March 2019) says:

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