Tax year basis reform: How does this change affect me?

In the second blog of this series on tax year basis reforms, we will examine how these changes could affect unincorporated businesses. We touched on the practical implications of the reform in our previous blog. How does this change affect me? As mentioned in our previous blog, the step away from the “current year” basis […]

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Group companies – Considerations ahead of the Corporation Tax rise

Corporation Tax (CT) rates are set to rise in the UK from 1 April 2023. From this date, the main rate of CT will increase to 25 per cent for all companies with taxable profits over £250,000. There will also be a small profits rate for companies with taxable profits of £50,000 or less of […]

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COVID business loans scheme extended for two years

The Recovery Loan Scheme, which helped businesses throughout the pandemic, has been extended for a further two years. Launched on 6 April 2021, the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) was one of several finance schemes available to struggling businesses. It provided financial support to businesses across the UK as they recovered and grew following the Coronavirus […]

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I can’t pay my tax bill – what should I do?

With fluctuating incomes and the costs of living hitting businesses and individuals alike, people who have never previously had any issue with paying tax bills on time may have found themselves passing the 31 July payment on account deadline without being able to pay what they owe. If this is the position you find yourself […]

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Calls for Government to tackle late payments to small businesses

A new study has revealed the cashflow struggles faced by small businesses across the UK, resulting in calls for Government action. The research, conducted by Xero Small Business Insights and Accenture, discovered that the average UK small business experienced a “cash flow crunch” for more than four months every year. A cash flow crunch is when monthly takings […]

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HMRC set to modernise direct debit system for employer PAYE

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced plans to offer a recurring direct debit to employers as part of their wider payment modernisation programme. At present, employers can only set up a direct debit to collect a single payment. The launch of this service, slated for mid-September this year, will see a change to the […]

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Back to Basics on Business Mileage

Ask anyone who either uses their vehicle for business reasons, or puts fuel in a company car, and you will soon realise business mileage can be a confusing topic. It’s important to know that if you fall into either of these two categories, you might be able to claim tax relief for business mileage. HM […]

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Tax year basis reform: Should I change my year-end?

In the first blog of this series on tax year basis reforms, we will be discussing the new rules that will affect how unincorporated businesses are taxed from 2023 to 24 and consider whether it is worth changing your accounting period. The Finance Bill was published on L-Day (20 July 2021) and outlined important changes […]

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New VAT Registration Service (VRS) set to launch

HMRC is introducing a new VAT Registration Service (VRS), it has been revealed. Launching on 1 August, the service aims to speed up the process, improve security, and automatically register businesses for Making Tax Digital (MTD). From this date onwards, the existing system of registration will be closed. Making Tax Digital A notable change is […]

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