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Marriage allowance entitlement

Marriage allowance entitlement

The marriage allowance applies to married couples and those in a civil partnership where a spouse or civil partner does not pay tax or pay tax above the basic rate threshold for Income Tax (i.e., one

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Time to Pay tax

Time to Pay tax

If you are having trouble paying your tax on time you may be eligible to receive support from HMRC. An online payment plan for Self-Assessment tax bills can be used to set up instalment arrangements

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Why breakeven analysis can be illuminating

Why breakeven analysis can be illuminating

If you focus your energy on sales, there is a chance that your efforts will produce losses. Which is why we always encourage our business clients to keep their accounting records using software that

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Closing the door on tax planning

Closing the door on tax planning

When the end of a tax year passes, the 5 April 2024 for the current year, or the end of an accounting year if a company, any opportunity to take advantage of tax planning strategies closes.

For

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Tax Diary December 2023/ January 2024

Tax Diary December 2023/ January 2024

1 December 2023 – Due date for Corporation Tax payable for the year ended 28 February 2023.

19 December 2023 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 December 2023. (If you pay your tax

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Childcare support from HMRC

Childcare support from HMRC

Parents may be eligible to receive childcare support from HMRC using the Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) scheme. The TFC scheme can help parents of children aged up to 11 years old (17 for those with certain

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What is a business repair?

What is a business repair?

HMRC’s internal manuals provide some useful information on the definition of a business repair. This is important because it is required to identify the asset on which work has been carried out.

This

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Company tax return obligations

Company tax return obligations

After the end of its financial year, a private limited company must prepare full annual accounts and a company tax return. In most cases a company’s tax return must be submitted within 12 months from

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Reminder of not-so-trivial tax-free benefits

Reminder of not-so-trivial tax-free benefits

There is a benefit-in-kind (BiK) trivial exemption that applies to small non-cash benefits like a bottle of wine, or a bouquet of flowers given occasionally to employees or any other BiK classed as

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Help to Save bonus payments

Help to Save bonus payments

The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government

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Due a student loan refund?

Due a student loan refund?

Student Loans are part of the government’s financial support package for students in higher education in the UK. They are available to help students meet their expenses while they are studying, and it

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Cost of living payments

Cost of living payments

You may have been entitled to a Cost of Living Payments of £301 (paid April/May 2023) and should be about to receive £300 (payable early November 2023) and a further £299 due spring 2024. Payments are

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Trusts and Income Tax

Trusts and Income Tax

A trust is an obligation that binds a trustee, an individual or a company to deal with the trust assets, such as land, money and shares, and which form part of the trust. The person who places assets

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Taxable gains on gifts

Taxable gains on gifts

Gift Hold-Over Relief is a tax relief that effectively defers Capital Gains Tax (CGT). The relief can be claimed when assets are given away (including certain shares) or sold for less than they are

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Paying tax by direct debit

Paying tax by direct debit

One of the many ways that payments can be made to HMRC is by using a direct debit. The direct debit can be set up online.

You can pay your tax bill using direct debit if you have an online account

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