Tag Archives: finance

  1. High Income Child Benefit Charge

    The High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) is a tax charge which applies where the ‘adjusted net income’ of a taxpayer or their partner is more than £50,000 in a tax year, and they or their partner receive child benefit. The charge is equal to one per cent of a family’s Child Benefit for every…

  2. Employees with Electric or Hybrid Cars?

    Legislation is to be introduced to exempt from income tax and National Insurance Contributions, any liability arising from the provision of charging facilities (including electricity) to employees recharging all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles at or near the workplace, where facilities are made available generally to the employer’s employees. It does not cover reimbursements for charging…

  3. Class 2 NICs To Remain

    Self-employed earners (i.e. sole traders or partners) over the age of 16 and below state retirement age are currently liable to both Class 2 and Class 4 National Insurance contributions (NICs) unless specifically excepted by provisions contained in the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992. Former Chancellor, George Osborne, made proposals to abolish Class…

  4. Self-assessments: new points-based penalty system to be introduced by HM Revenue & Customs?

    It looks like HM Revenue & Customs may be introducing some changes to late filing penalties based on proposals put forward for the Finance Bill 2018-19. As the rules currently stand, an automatic £100 penalty is issued for failure to submit a self-assessment tax return on time. These penalties can increase significantly depending on how…

  5. Making Tax Digital – Latest Update from HMRC

    Ministers have announced the next steps for the Finance Bill 2017, under which three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them. As we have informed you before, Making Tax Digital will help bring…

  6. Do You Need to Submit a Tax Return?

    Many people are not sure if they need to send a tax return to HMRC.  This article gives you advice direct from them but if you are still unsure then please contact Vincent & Co. for a confidential meeting to discuss your personal situation.   You’ll need to send a tax return if, in the…

  7. Cash Sales Business? Check your Cash Register Records Carefully

    As the owner or manager of a cash sales business, how often do you check the records on your cash register?

  8. News: Online Petition Against Filing Tax Returns Four Times a Year

    The Daily Telegraph reveals that more than 100,000 small business owners and self-employed workers have joined forces to fight a Government proposal that would force them to file tax returns four times a year instead of annually.

  9. Changes to Dividend Tax Rates

    In the summer Budget there was an announcement about changes to dividend taxes from April 2016. All taxpayers will have a dividend allowance of £5,000 a year at the new tax rate – which is better for many small investors seeking income from their shareholding.

  10. HMRC and Late Filing Penalties – No New News!

    Have you seen the recent news coverage about HMRC cancelling their usually strict £100 penalty if you are late with your tax returns? We need to tell you that this is not new news!

  11. Taxation – The Intentions of the Main Political Parties

    Following our promise to keep you as up-to-date as possible with all things financial, we have obtained an at-a-glance guide to the intentions of the main political parties regarding taxation.

  12. New Marriage Allowance Tax Break

    From 6th April this year the new Marriage Allowance is a tax break available for more than 4 million married couples and 15,000 civil partnerships.