Tag Archives: tax

  1. Claiming Tax for Upgrading Your Travel

    If you upgrade your usual standard or economy class travel so you can work en route, can you claim a tax deduction for the extra cost? Usually, you are allowed to claim a tax deduction for the cost of travelling on business. If you are a director or employee and the employer pays for or…

  2. Changes to Tax on Company Loans to Directors and Shareholders

    All loans to directors and shareholders (participators) from a company must now be taxed under Section S455 of the Corporation Tax regulations. The aim of this change is to prevent company directors avoiding personal tax and national insurance contributions by paying themselves via loans which are not repaid, rather than taking a salary or dividends….

  3. Can Giving Away Shares Be Tax Efficient?

    In the 1980s and 1990s a wide range of companies were privatised and gave many people a few shares which produce very small annual dividends. They can be seen are more trouble than they are worth, so what can be done with them? The shares could be sold but you will need a broker and…

  4. Buy Goods for Personal Use and Potentially Save VAT

    You may believe you can reclaim VAT for any purchase you put through your business account, but you can’t. You cannot reclaim VAT on a purchase which is not for your business. However, if you purchase an item for both business and personal use, the amount of VAT which can be reclaimed depends on which…

  5. End of Year PAYE Filing, Minimum Wage and Workplace Pension Increases

    It’s that time of year where we need to think about your end of tax year filing for your PAYE Scheme. This is what you must ensure is processed by the deadlines stated below: Send your final full payment submission to HM Revenue & Customs by 19th April 2018 All PAYE liabilities should be paid…

  6. 2018 Spring Statement Summary

    We always try to keep you up-to-date with the latest changes which could affect you, so here is our summary of the Chancellor’s statement issues recently. Mr. Hammond commented that UK economic growth remains disappointing, now forecast at 1.5% growth. In addition, inflation at 3% in January was above the government’s target. However, with the…

  7. Changes to Buy To Let Tax Rules

    If you are a higher-rate taxpayer you can no longer offset all your mortgage interest against rental income before calculating the tax due. This will lead to higher tax bills even if you have not seen your income increase. The reduction in relief is being phased in between now and 2020 and will be replaced…

  8. Changes to the Ways you can Pay your Tax

    We like to keep you up-to-date with news from HMRC so here is the latest information for you: From 15th December this year you will no longer be able to pay your tax bill at a Post Office Branch. This is particularly bad timing as it coincides with the January self-assessment payment rush. The contract with…

  9. Making Tax Digital or MTD

    You may have heard or seen stories relating to some major changes that have been proposed by the government and H M Revenue and Customs. So what is MTD? It is a bold and innovative initiative to bring the UK tax system up to date for the new digital age, or so ‘they’ say. They…

  10. Budget March 2017

    Not sure quite what happened in the Budget? Worried about how the changes could affect you? Here are two documents for you to read and download if you wish which contain all the facts and lots of figures. One document is a summary of the Budget statements and intentions, and the other shows all the…

  11. 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…

  12. VAT Returns – Remember to Keep Records

    It’s a basic check that needs to be done every year – reconciling the sales reported on your VAT returns to those in your annual accounts. HMRC will do this, so if there are differences, the tax inspector is likely to ask questions. There are several reasons why the sales reported in your accounts may…