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26th November 2020 Deferral of VAT payments

At the start of the pandemic, HMRC allowed businesses with a VAT liability falling due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 to defer their payment. Over half a million businesses benefitted from the measure, deferring more than £28 billion in VAT payments.   Originally, businesses were required to pay the deferred VAT in full…

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26th November 2020 SEISS 3rd Grant– Guidance issued on how trading conditions affect eligibility

To be eligible to claim for the third Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant you must either:   be trading and impacted by reduced demand due to coronavirus, or have been trading but are temporarily unable to do so due to coronavirus.   To help businesses understand whether they are eligible for the 3rd SEISS…

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25th November 2020 Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax

Earlier this month HMRC published their consultation and plans for Making Tax Digital for corporation tax (MTD for CT).   HMRC have proposed the main elements of the scheme to be:-   All entities within the charge of corporation tax will need to maintain their records digitally; Those entities should use MTD compliant software to…

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25th November 2020 ‘Tis the season to be Zooming

It seems that HMRC have heard about our disappointment with Christmas parties being cancelled this year…   The Employment Income Manual EIM21690 has been updated to incorporate the news that virtual events can be included when considering the £150 per person benefit in kind exemption for annual functions.   The event should be an annual…

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24th November 2020 Making Tax Digital for VAT – The next steps

As HMRC’s ambition to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world continues so the way the tax system works to become more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers to get their tax right the next steps have been issued by HMRC.   Currently VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover…

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23rd November 2020 Brexit – make sure you’re ready

The Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020.   There will be significant changes to the way that Import and Export business is conducted and the documentation needed, even if a Free Trade Agreement is ultimately reached with the EU.   Time is running out to consider the impact of the changes on your…

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17th November 2020 Staff Redundancies and the Employer Allowance

Many small to medium sized companies have made use of the £4,000 employer allowance (EA) rebate so far this tax year. However, with the somewhat uncertain times companies are facing at the moment, the number of redundancies made has unfortunately seen a significant increase.   A change in the EA rules for 2020-21 saw companies…

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16th November 2020 The Christmas party is cancelled?!

With many Christmas parties being cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic you may be wondering how you can say ‘Merry Christmas’ to your staff this year.   Did you know there are no tax implications on gifts classed as a  ‘trivial benefit’ where all of the following conditions are met: it cost £50 or less…

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16th November 2020 Planned Large CapEx? HMRC extend Annual Investment Allowance

Those businesses that have large capital expenditure spends each year, such as manufacturers and farmers, will be aware that there has been a very generous capital allowances tax regime in recent years, currently allowing year 1 tax relief on eligible purchases up to £1m pa. This generosity was scheduled to be reduced wef 1 January…

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12th November 2020 Companies House urges all companies to go paperless

Companies House have recently announced that they have stopped their paper service which includes paper reminders to file Confirmation Statements and Annual Accounts.   You can register with Companies House to receive electronic reminders and thereby reduce the chance of late filing which can result in penalties being levied.   Please see below link on…

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