All business owners, but predominantly retailers, leisure and entertainment trades, will have seen their hard-won capital all but exhausted by the needs to meet fixed costs when income generation has
If you are required to register your business for VAT purposes you are joining that reluctant band of business owners that are obliged to collect tax for HMRC.
The amount of VAT you have added to
A Post Transaction Valuation Check (PTVC) can be requested from HMRC for an individual to work out a Capital Gains Tax liability or for companies to calculate Corporation Tax liability on chargeable
The UK and Scottish governments have jointly announced that Inverness and Cromarty Firth Green Freeport and Forth Green Freeport have been successful in their bids to establish two new Green Freeports
The Corporation Tax main rate will increase to 25% from 1 April 2023 for companies with profits over £250,000. A Small Profits Rate (SPR) of 19% will also be introduced from the same date for
There are currently two schemes for claiming R&D tax relief – the Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Scheme and the R&D Expenditure Credit (RDEC) Scheme for large companies. The amount of
The new business Energy Bills Discount Scheme will replace the current Energy Bill Relief Scheme which is coming to an end on 31 March 2023. The new scheme will offer support to eligible non-domestic
HMRC has powers introduced in the Finance Act 2022 to name tax avoidance schemes and their promoters. Under this legislation HMRC can name avoidance scheme promoters, publish details of the way they
Leaving politics to one side, how can we deal with the current pressures on businesses? Rising costs, reducing revenues as the cost-of-living issues impact activity, increasing taxes – Corporation Tax
There are a number of ways you can check if a company is in liquidation. This can include searching the Companies House register. Companies House is responsible for maintaining a register of company
There is a particular section of internal HMRC’s manuals that deals specifically with how to view the rules for measuring profits of specific trades. The list includes over 50 different trades as
Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s lifetime on certain trusts and gifts. The current IHT nil rate band is £325,000 per person,
There are a multitude of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you employ someone from abroad who is coming to work in the UK.
HMRC’s guidance (entitled New employee coming to work
1 February 2023 – Due date for corporation tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2022.
19 February 2023 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 February 2023. (If you pay your tax
An overseas company must register with Companies House if they want to set up a place of business in the UK. This would mean that the overseas company has some sort of physical presence in the UK
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