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Chancellor unveils new Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. The package of measures, which applies to all regions and nations of the UK, includes: Support for workers and employers A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced…
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Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19

Maintaining your NIC contributions record during Covid-19 The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that many people will suffer a reduction in income in 2020/21. Not all individuals are eligible for support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or the Self-Employment Income Support scheme, and those who are eligible for the grants will not generally receive their…
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Are the Coronavirus payments taxable ?

Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments Various support payments are available to individuals and businesses to help mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are the payments taxable and how should they be treated? Payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? Grants payments made under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for fully furloughed and…
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SEISS – Second Grant

Claiming the second grant under the SEISS Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. Who can claim? A self-employed individual or member of a partnership who meets the eligibility criteria and whose business has been adversely affected by Coronavirus on or after…
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Making Tax Digital to be Extended from April 2022

Making Tax Digital to be extended from April 2022 A couple of days ago there was an announcement that was hidden away from most taxpayers but the implications of which will have a major effect on many. After delay after delay caused by Brexit and now Coronavirus the government have now announced they will be…
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Deferring your July payment on account – Is it is good idea?

Deferring your July payment on account – Is it is good idea? To help those suffering cashflow difficulties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government have announced that self-assessment taxpayers can delay making their second payment on account for 2019/20. The payment would normally by due by 31 July 2020. Under self-assessment, a…
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A beginners guide to business expenses

Business Expenses – A few basic rules Over the years I have seen some amazing claims for what taxpayers believe should be an allowable expense against their profits. From make-up to pet food for the guard dog. With this in mind I thought it worthwhile just going back to a few basic rules. The “Wholly…
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What is a Dividend ?

What is a dividend? One of the most common questions I am asked is whether a Company Director / Shareholder can take a dividend to reduce their corporation tax bill ? I believe it is a popular misconception that a dividend is some sort of business expense that helps to reduce bills but it most…
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Profit extraction – the optimal salary for 2020/21

Profit extraction in 2020/21 – What is the optimal salary? A popular tax-efficient profit extraction strategy used by personal and family companies is to take a small salary and extract further profits as dividends. Where this approach is adopted, the starting point is to determine the optimal salary. While this will depend on personal circumstances…
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Why you should get the Accounts done early

Why you should get the Accounts done early If you are self employed you will know that your Self-Assessment tax and NIC payments on account are based on profits earned in the previous tax year and balancing payments due are not payable until the 31 January following the tax year end date. From a cash…
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