More people are working from home due to the pandemic, and many business owners are considering creating a dedicated home or garden office. However, there are several things to be considered before doing this. Tax on construction/conversion When building a dedicated office from scratch, for example, a garden office, or a part of your home … Continue reading What Should I Consider When Creating a Home/Garden Office?
‘Bold and unprecedented’. That was the Chancellor’s description of the new 130% super-deduction for expenditure on new qualifying plant and machinery announced in the Budget. The headlines announced that for every pound invested; tax is cut by up to 25p. But what are the terms and conditions, how does it sit alongside the usual rules … Continue reading Super-Deductions: Budget Changes for Business
Many business owners provide their employees with vehicles to help them perform their work duties. But with commercial vehicles attracting a lower level of tax than company cars, the vehicle must meet the criteria set out by HMRC. HMRC states that a commercial vehicle must be ‘constructed primarily for the conveyance of goods or burden with … Continue reading Landmark Case Highlights the Rules Around Commercial Vehicles
A Personal Tax Account is a safe and secure online account for you to check, update and manage your details with HMRC. It has all of your tax information in one place, enabling you to make changes or review upcoming payments. To set up your Personal Tax Account, you will need to do the following: … Continue reading How to Set up a Personal Tax Account
Once you have submitted your tax return, you will know how much you are due to pay by 31 January. To arrange an instalment plan (a 'time to pay' agreement), you will need your Government Gateway account details to log on to HMRC's online tool. You must meet all the following criteria to be eligible: No outstanding … Continue reading How Do I Set up a Payment Plan for My Tax Liability?
This post was originally published in 1 September 2020 and was updated on 1 June 2021 for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness. For employees using a company car, the new fuel rates for use from 1 March are as follows: Engine SizePetrolLPGDieselAmount per mile (in pence)1400cc or less11891401cc to 1600cc13991601cc to 2000cc13911Over 2000cc191413 For the purpose … Continue reading Advisory Fuel Rates
Last week, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the stamp duty threshold in England and Northern Ireland was being increased from £125,000 to £500,000. The tax break didn’t apply in Wales, but additional funding was being provided for the Welsh Government to implement a similar policy. It has been announced that the change to the … Continue reading Temporary Land Transaction Tax Changes in Wales
On Wednesday 8 July 2020, the Government held an emergency mini budget to minimise the pain as the economy faces the challenges of the past few of months. The main priority on the agenda was unemployment rates, with the Chancellor announcing that he wants to ‘protect, support and create jobs.’ What’s changing? Furlough Scheme With … Continue reading New Support Announced by the Chancellor in His Summer Statement
Most self-assessment taxpayers make one tax payment in January and a second in July each year. These are known as "payments on account". As part of the governments plan to help you through the coronavirus pandemic, they have extended the deadline for your second payment from 31 July 2020 to 31 January 2021. You don't … Continue reading Do I Need to Make My July Tax Payment?
A Government Gateway user ID is a series of 12 digits required, alongside a password, to access the UK government’s secure online services, including the HMRC portal. To setup your account, you will need to complete the following steps: Go the government website - https://www.access.service.gov.uk/registration/emailEnter your email addressEnter the confirmation code sent to your email … Continue reading How to Create a Government Gateway User ID