The letters in your tax code signify your entitlement (or not) to the annual tax-free personal allowance. The tax codes are updated annually and help employer’s work out how much tax to deduct from an
HMRC interest rate changes
Following the recent increase in the Bank of England base rate from 2.25% to 3% HMRC has confirmed there will be changes to the rates of interest they charge.
The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee
Check a UK VAT number
The ability to check a UK VAT number is available at: www.gov.uk/check-uk-vat-number.
This service allows users to check:
if a UK VAT registration number is valid; and
the name and address of the
Claiming Corporation Tax losses
Corporation Tax relief may be available where a company or organisation makes a trading loss. The loss may be used to claim relief from Corporation Tax by offsetting the loss against other gains or
Directors and National Minimum Wage
Company directors or any other person who has been appointed to a position by a company or organisation but doesn’t have a contract or receive regular payment as office holders are neither employees
Tax Diary November/December 2022
Tax Diary November/December 2022
1 November 2022 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2022.
19 November 2022 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November
3-months to Self-Assessment filing deadline 2021-22
There are now less than 3-months to file your 2021-22 Self-Assessment tax return electronically. Last year over 12.5 million taxpayers were required to complete a Self-Assessment tax return but over
Paying stamp duty on share transfers
Stamp Duty is paid on shares bought on a stock transfer form. A stock transfer form is the standard form used for transfers of shares from one person to another. If you use a stock transfer to buy
Gifts to spouse or charity
In most cases, there is no capital gains tax (CGT) to be paid on the transfer of assets to a spouse or civil partner. There is, however, still a disposal that has taken place for CGT purposes
What qualifies for First Year Allowances
Businesses can claim a 100% first-year allowance (FYA) on the purchase of certain qualifying Plant and Machinery (P&M). The cash-flow benefit of accelerated tax relief is designed to encourage
IHT claiming business relief
There are a number of reliefs available that can reduce liability to Inheritance Tax (IHT) if you inherit the estate of someone who had died.
One of these reliefs is known as IHT Business Relief and
Private Residence Relief garden and grounds
In general, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on a property which has been used as a main family residence. This relief from CGT is commonly known as private residence relief.
However, there are
New VAT Registration process for agents
A new VAT registration process known as the VAT Registration Service or VRS was made available to agents from 1 August 2022. The VRS had been in testing mode for the previous 18 months and was used by
Half-term help with childcare costs
HMRC is reminding parents that they may be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) to help pay for October half-term holiday clubs and wraparound care during the school terms.
The TFC scheme can help
Flexible subsidies for businesses from 2023
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced that the new UK subsidy regime will come fully into force from 4 January 2023 when the Subsidy Control Act 2022 takes
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