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MTD for VAT for all

MTD for VAT for all

Under Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, VAT-registered traders must keep electronic records and file their VAT returns electronically using software that is compatible with MTD for VAT. Prior to 1 April 2022, MTD for VAT was only mandatory for VAT-registered traders whose turnover for VAT purposes was above the VAT registration threshold of £85,000. … Read more

Have you claimed the Employment Allowance?

Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance is a National Insurance allowance that eligible employers can claim and set against their secondary Class 1 National Insurance liability. The allowance is set at £4,000 for 2021/22 (capped at the employer’s secondary National Insurance liability for the year where this is lower). Can you claim it? Not all employers are able … Read more

Paying back a director’s loan – beware of the anti-avoidance rules

paying back a director's loan

Transactions between a director and his or her personal or family company are common and a director’s loan account is simply an account for recording the transactions that occur between the two. However, there are tax consequences for the company if the director owes money to the company and the loan remains outstanding nine months … Read more

Tax relief for pre-trading expenses

tax relief on pre-trading expenses

There is a lot of preparation involved in setting up a business, and costs will be incurred, which may be substantial. Before it is able to start trading, a business may incur expenditure on items such as: acquiring premises; recruiting staff; buying stock; setting up website; IT costs; advertising and marketing; and travel and subsistence. … Read more

Electric charging points – Is there a tax liability?

Electric charging points

As part of the Government’s push to encourage drivers to ‘go electric’, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced an extension to a £50 million Government fund to install electric charge points. The fund aims to help small business to gain access to the workplace charging scheme and provide grants to meet up to 75% of … Read more

Disposing of an asset on which capital allowances have been claimed

capital allowances

Capital allowances are the tax equivalent of depreciation, and the mechanism of providing tax relief for certain items of capital expenditure. However, with the exception of cars, capital allowances are not available where accounts are prepared under the cash basis; instead relief may be available as a deduction in computing profits under the cash basis … Read more