Latest Private Client Tax

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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7th October 2020 Enhanced time to pay for those in SA!

As part of his Winter Economy Plan on 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced enhanced time to pay arrangements for Self Assessment (SA) taxpayers who are unable to pay their tax due by 31 January 2021.  The amount due can be paid in monthly instalments over a period of up to 12 months.   These enhanced…

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7th October 2020 The new face of Entrepreneurs’ Relief

  The Budget in March 2020 was largely dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. However, there were some other significant changes that, at the time, may not have drawn as much media attention as they would normally.   Entrepreneurs’ Relief or should I say, ‘Business Assets Disposals Relief’ (BADR), being one of the more significant changes.…

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5th October 2020 30 Day Reporting On Residential Property Disposals Success

Six months from its introduction we have now successfully completed a number of Client reports to HMRC within the 30 day window.   Since 6 April 2020 the Government is making some significant changes to the rules regarding the reporting and payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when individuals, trustees and personal representatives dispose of…

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25th September 2020 2019/20 Pension Savings Statement – Request yours today!

  If you have made contributions to a registered pension scheme of more than £40,000 in the tax year, your scheme administrator should automatically send you a pension savings statement by 6 October 2020. This will detail your total pension input for the 2019/20 tax year as well as your pension input for the 3…

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10th September 2020 Self Assessment Deadlines

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching:   5th October 2020 For those individuals who have not previously completed a tax return you will need to report to HMRC a liability for 2019/20.   31st October 2020 For those individuals who have previously submitted ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns, the deadline for the 2019/20 return is…

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5th August 2020 DING DING – SEISS Round 2!

Claims for the second round of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August to 19 October.  The online claims service is not available yet: HMRC are expected to release further information shortly.   The second SEISS payment: Amounts to 70% (previously 80% for the first grant) of average monthly…

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7th July 2020 Tax Codes: Do you understand yours?

Your tax code can be confusing but it is extremely important to understand. That small string of numbers and letters informs your employer or pension provider how much tax free allowance you are entitled to.   An incorrect code will have very real consequences. If too much tax is being deducted from your monthly income,…

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3rd July 2020 31 July: Is full amount of income tax payable?

Many taxpayers who are required to file a self-assessment tax return to HM Revenue & Customs should now be preparing for their next half-yearly tax payment which is due by 31st July. The amount payable is the second payment-on-account for the 2019/20 tax year and is automatically calculated as half of the total tax liability…

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19th May 2020 Company cars and fuel during COVID-19

If you are an employee with a company car, and maybe fuel provided, it is worthwhile considering giving up the car, or fuel, during the current pandemic if you are working from home or furloughed.   A company car benefit in kind (BIK) is a set amount based on the list price and emissions regardless…

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