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managing the end of furlough

After playing a crucial part in managing the impact of Covid-19, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is set to end on 30 September. Although some business sectors, such as hospitality, are currently seeing severe staff shortages, other employers may […]

New VAT penalties regime on the horizon

The existing penalty regime for VAT returns has the advantage of simplicity, but it’s something of a blunt instrument. The new system coming in for return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2022 will be fairer, but some businesses […]

Are you ready for MTD?

Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment may still be 18 months away, but if you are self-employed or a landlord, it is time to get ready for digital record keeping, ahead of the deadline. MTD ITSA (as it’s known) […]

work from anywhere policies

The pandemic proved that many of us could do our jobs from literally anywhere. So how should a business manage this? These days we hear more and more about “digital nomads”. These are people who have embraced technology in a […]

notify option to tax land and buildings within 30 days

If you are notifying HMRC of a decision to opt to tax land and buildings, you are normally required to notify HMRC within 30 days. The 30 day deadline was temporarily extended to 90 days to help businesses and agents […]

accounting for import vat on your vat return

HMRC have recently updated their guidance on accounting for VAT on goods imported from outside the UK which, since Brexit, includes the European Union. Businesses registered for VAT in the UK can account for import VAT on their VAT Return […]

5% rate on tourism and hospitality ends 30 September

The temporary 5% VAT rate that has applied to supplies made in the tourism and hospitality sector since the start of the pandemic comes to an end at the end of September. The rate then increases to 12.5% from 1 […]

big tax bills for the self-employed in 2022/23

Last month we mentioned that draft legislation has been published to change the basis periods for the assessment of self-employe profits to coincide with the tax year. The proposed new rules provide that from 2023/24 onwards profits or losses will […]

SEPTEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH FOR CJRS “FURLOUGH” GRANTS

The Government are pulling the plug on support to employers for furloughed staff at the end of September as they anticipate that the economy will be back to normal by October. The grant claims for employees furloughed in the month […]

a question of control

The off-payroll working (IR35) tests are still relevant despite the blanket approach often in place regarding contractors’ employment status. They must always be applied if you are contracting for a small organisation. Two recent decisions in the Upper Tribunal closely […]

bounce back repayments begin

The bounce back loan scheme (BBLS) has kept many businesses afloat over the past year, but, with the first repayments now starting to become due, many of the 1.5 million businesses that borrowed money could fall into difficulty.  Default position  The BBLS was launched in May […]

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