Friday's Tax Tips

06 Oct 2017

Dig Out Your Old £1 Coins!

On 28th March 2017, the new 12-sided £1 coins were launched into circulation all around the UK, and you now only have just over a week to use the old round £1 coins!

29 Sep 2017

Common Tax Errors – Landlords

You can become a landlord for many different reasons, and sometimes, people don’t even realise that they are one.

22 Sep 2017

HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates

The advisory fuel rates used by employers to reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars changed on 1st September 2017.

15 Sep 2017

Pensions - Duties for New Employers!

If you become an employer on or after 1st October 2017, you will need to comply with workplace pension regulations straight away, and pay pension contributions on behalf of your employees if necessary.

08 Sep 2017

Update Your Children’s Educational Details!

Following the recent issue of exam results, HMRC have urged parents to advise them if they have children aged 16+ who are continuing in full-time education or undertaking an apprenticeship.

01 Sep 2017

HMRC to Withdraw Paper Copies Of SA302 for Mortgage Applications

Mortgage lenders have been notoriously hard to deal with in the past, not accepting certain paperwork from the self-employed when it comes to applications.

25 Aug 2017

Research & Development Tax Credits Could Save You Thousands!

Research and Development (R & D) tax credits are a valuable government tax relief which are available to be claimed by companies investing in innovation.

18 Aug 2017

Pension Lump Sums – Check Your Tax!

More and more people are now taking lump sum payments from their pension funds, but these payments are often taxed incorrectly, with the pension companies being told by HMRC to deduct too much tax.

11 Aug 2017

Small Business Online Forum

As part of HMRC’s business tax ‘roadmap’ announced in the 2016 Budget, this month has since the launch of a new online tax forum and dedicated webchat service for small businesses and the self-employed.

04 Aug 2017

Pension Contribution Increases!

Auto enrolment is now in place in many workplaces, and the legal minimum contribution is currently 2% (generally paid as 1% by the employer and 1% by the employee).

01 Aug 2017

New State Retirement Pension Rates

Details of the new State pension rates were announced by George Osborne in the recent Autumn statement.

28 Jul 2017

Register of People With Significant Control

If you are involved in running a limited company, you have an obligation to keep Companies House informed of any changes to the people who own or control the company – known as the ‘register of people with significant control’ (PSC register).

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