Business rates is the commonly used term for non-domestic property rates. Business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs,
Passport fee increase
The government introduced new passport fees for all applications from 2 February 2023, the first time in 5 years that the cost of applying for a passport has increased.
The new fees include the
Record number of taxpayers file on time
HMRC has confirmed that more than 11.7 million people submitted their 2021-22 Self-Assessment tax returns by the 31 January deadline. This included over 861,000 taxpayers who left their filing until
Post valuation transaction checks
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
Late tax payment interest rate rise
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on 2 February 2023 and voted 6-3 in favour of raising interest rates by 50 basis points to 4% in a move to try and continue to tackle upward
Register as a childminder
There are fines for not registering as a childminder if you were required to do so.
GOV.UK guidance on the matter states that you must register as a childminder if all of the following apply:
Register of Overseas Entities
The Register of Overseas Entities came into force in the UK on 1 August 2022. The register is held by Companies House and requires overseas entities that own land or property in the UK to declare
Half-term help with childcare costs
HMRC is reminding parents that they may be eligible for Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) to help pay for February half-term holiday clubs and wraparound care during the school terms.
The TFC scheme can help
Setting up a salary sacrifice arrangement
A salary sacrifice arrangement is an agreement to reduce an employee’s entitlement to cash pay, usually in return for a non-cash benefit. The tax and NIC advantages of certain benefits provided as
Business rates list closing soon
Business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. Some properties are eligible for discounts from
Using the Gift Aid scheme
The Gift Aid scheme is available to all UK taxpayers. The charity or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) concerned can take your donation and, provided all the qualifying conditions are met, reclaim
ATED for non-resident companies
The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) came into effect from 1 April 2013. The tax applies to certain Non-Natural Persons (NNPs) that own interests in dwellings valued at more than £500,000.
CGT reliefs much reduced from April 2023
The annual exempt amount applicable to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is to be more than halved from April 2023. This means that the exempt amount will be reduced from £12,300 to £6,000 from April 2023
Have you utilised 2022-23 IHT allowances and reliefs?
We wanted to remind you of the Inheritance Tax (IHT) implications of making cash gifts during the current tax 2022-23 tax year that will end on 5 April 2023.
You can give away up to £3,000 worth of
Protecting your business capital
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
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