Business Tax

With many different pieces of legislation and HMRC practice notes being relevant, businesses need to fully understand the statutory tax administration and payment requirements placed upon them. We can advise on:

Agreeing your business tax liabilities with HMRC is principally achieved by completing and submitting the relevant ‘self assessment’ tax return.  Clients who are fearful that this ‘disclosure’ may be investigated by HMRC may wish to consider taking out our tax investigation insurance.
Understanding this complicated business tax system and paying the correct (minimum) amount of tax, at the correct time, through the correct mechanism, is what most clients seek. Speak to our tax technicians and put your mind at ease. We will also seek to identify means to reduce your business tax liabilities.

Our Tax Group Commentary on Business Tax Aspects of:

2017: Spring Budget
2016: Autumn Statement | Spring Budget
2015: Autumn Statement | Summer Budget | Spring Budget

2014: Autumn Statement | Budget 

2013: Autumn Statement | Budget

2012: Autumn Statement | Budget

2011: Autumn Statement | Budget

Our Tax Group “A Brief Guide to...” Publications:

Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Richard Alecock
23rd February 2018 Late Paid Income Tax 2016/17

  A 5% penalty will be imposed for those who have not paid their 2016/17 Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions by Friday 2nd March. The due date for payments was 31st January 2018, however the penalty can be avoided if a time to pay arrangement is agreed in advance.…

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Vanessa Pearson
19th February 2018 IR35 Test Case: BBC presenter presented with £419k back taxes bill

  BBC Look North presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost a high profile test case with HMRC over whether or not IR35 legislation applied to her contract. The main terms of this contract, between her personal service company and the BBC, were: 7 year contract Providing tv presenting services for 225 days pa   The First…

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Chris Ridgeon
25th January 2018 Twin Cab Pick-ups: Uncertainty over future tax treatment.

  For many years now, businesses, particularly builders, have provided their staff with twin cab pick-ups, instead of cars, to take advantage of the more generous tax regime. Such vehicles have previously been taxed as a van, resulting in more favourable capital allowances, VAT, NIC and benefit in kind treatments. The distinction between a car…

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Julie Quayle
8th January 2018 HMRC – Appeals

  HMRC has updated the postal address for where to send grounds for appeal if you have not paid your PAYE and National Insurance contributions on time. The address that should now be used is: DM PAYE Late Payment Penalties HM Revenue  and Customs BX9 1EW HMRC will charge penalties if more than one of…

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Jaimie Lane
4th January 2018 Charity annual returns due

  Charities with the financial year end of 31 March 2017 must submit their annual return by 31 January 2018, 10 months after the year end. What you need to submit varies based on whether it is an un-incorporated organisation or a charitable company. It also varies based on income of the charity – requiring…

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Richard Alecock
4th January 2018 Directors’ responsibilities

  Limited company directors and secretaries are collectively referred to as ‘officers’. Directors are appointed by members (shareholders and guarantors) to run and manage the day-to-day operations of the business. Secretaries are optional for private companies, but not public companies. They are usually appointed to assist directors with important administrative tasks. An Overview Company directors…

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