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Spring Statement 2023: Pensions, Savings & Investments
Lifetime allowance (LTA) The Chancellor announced the abolition of the LTA. The 55% and 25% LTA charge tax rates that apply when an individual exceeds the LTA for pension savings will be reduced to nil from 6 April 2023. Consequently, […]
New points-based penalties for late VAT returns
A new points-based penalty applies to late VAT returns for VAT periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. The first monthly return to be affected was the one due by 7 March, with the first affected quarterly return due […]
Winding-up petitions on the rise in HMRC squeeze
HMRC’s use of winding-up petitions to actively chase the money it is owed comes at the worst possible time as many companies struggle to cope with inflationary pressures,
Bereavement benefits extended to unmarried couples
The eligibility for some bereavement payments has now been extended to unmarried couples, but there are two major caveats.
Pay attention to tax codes
The easiest way a person can check and correct a tax code is by logging onto their personal tax account using their Government Gateway user ID and password.
HMRC sets its sights on hidden electronic sales
Any software designed to facilitate the under reporting of sales is essentially a tax evasion tool and should always be avoided.
The inflation puzzle of 2022
Annual inflation in 2022 was 10.5%, but not all components rose by double digits. Annual inflation, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was 10.5% in 2022 against 5.4% in 2021. The official CPI calculator, the Office for National […]
Company cars: not-so-free fuel
If your employer pays for the fuel in your company car, it may cost you more than you expected.
High-Income Child Benefit Charge: penalties and defaults
New data reveals that penalties issued by HMRC for not paying the High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC), or paying the incorrect amount, have fallen significantly.
Making Tax Digital delayed once more
With the self-employed and landlords facing a challenging economic environment, the government has again delayed the introduction of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) – this time by two years until April 2026. Although the […]
Tax rules changing 1 April for Associated companies
Small company owners should by now be aware of the corporation tax changes taking effect from 1 April 2023, but with the associated company rules being introduced at the same time, don’t be caught off guard. From 1 April 2023, […]