Strand Office: 020 7118 4142 London Bridge Office: 0207 403 1500 Shoreditch Office: 020 7729 5403 Romford Office: 020 3600 0781 Sutton Office: 020 3600 0904

Monthly Archives: June 2017

Investing in your business is still tax effective

If you crunch the numbers, and decide that investing in new technology, a new van, or other equipment will make a positive difference to your bottom line profits, and in a reasonable time-frame, the next question to ask is – what difference will the initial purchase make to your tax bill? As long as the…
Read more

When do NIC contributions stop

You are required to make National Insurance Contributions on your earnings, whether employed or self-employed, until you reach the State Retirement Age. The only exception is if you qualify for exemption from contributions if your salary or business profits are below a certain minimum amount. For 2017-18 these lower limits are: Below £157 a week…
Read more

Need help joining the digital age

Computers are not everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, there are very few of us who can declare with some confidence that we are computer literate. Unfortunately, there does seem to be a drive to increase their effective use in business and the offices of HMRC. Gone are the days when HMRC’s offices were populated…
Read more

National Insurance exemption

Employers, or more specifically, the persons in charge of processing their payroll, are hopefully checking the box to claim the National Insurance Employment Allowance (EA)? The EA reduces the employers’ (secondary) Class 1 NIC bill. If your employers’ NIC charge is normally more than £3,000, then this is as good as £3,000 additional cash in…
Read more

Making the most of opportunity

There are a number of ways that director shareholders of private companies can withdraw funds from their businesses. We have listed below a number of options, the list is not exhaustive, but the points do provide insight into the opportunities that current tax law allows incorporated businesses. Director shareholders can provide themselves with up to…
Read more

Oh what a night

It is fair to conclude that Mrs May’s ambitions suffered a set-back Thursday last week. She is now attempting to manage a minority government, and Brexit apart, there are other outstanding legislative matters that demand her attention. One is the remainder of the Finance Bill 2017, that was placed in abeyance in order to accommodate…
Read more

Recovery of VAT after deregistration

Last week we discussed in this blog, how to recover VAT paid prior to registering for VAT. This week we are going to sketch out the reverse position: how to reclaim VAT after you have deregistered. According to HMRC, you can make a claim for relief from VAT charged to you on certain services (not…
Read more

The hidden tax on car benefits for employers

Businesses that provide employees with taxable benefits: company cars, health insurance and so on, will be aware that a benefit in kind charge is added to the employee’s income and subjected to an income tax charge the same as their salary. Employers will also be aware that the cumulative sum of all the taxable benefits…
Read more

Tax Diary June/July 2017

1 June 2017 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2016. 19 June 2017 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2017.) 19 June 2017 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly…
Read more

Claim back pre-registration VAT

It is possible to reclaim VAT you have paid on any business purchases before you have subsequently registered for VAT. In fact, once you have registered your business for VAT the first thing you should consider is the possibility of reclaiming input tax on purchases of goods and services prior to registration. This article summarises…
Read more