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Working at Home Expenses

Working at Home Expenses

Many workplaces are currently closed and employees are working at home where possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This comes with advantages, not least avoiding the daily commute, but may also create costs for the employee such as additional power and water...

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Grants from Local Authorities

To help businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 lockdown, local authorities have been distributing grants of £25,000 or £10,000 to certain businesses which pay business rates on properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000. In addition businesses which...

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Self-Employed Grants

If you are self-employed and your business has been adversely affected by COVID-19 you may be eligible to claim a grant from HMRC of up to £7,500. To qualify for this self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) you must meet all of these conditions:you traded in...

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Gains from Off-Plan Homes

If you bought your home brand new and 'off-plan' you may realise a significant capital gain when you sell that property. This is not a problem if you occupied the property as your main home for your entire period of ownership. In that case principal private residence...

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Car Benefit Confusion

From 6 April 2020 the calculation of company car taxable benefits will be changed to favour electric and hybrid vehicles. This is good news for some company car drivers. However, due to a switch in the methods used for measuring vehicles' CO2 emissions, there will be...

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Offshore Investment Funds

HMRC are writing to taxpayers where there is information to suggest those individuals have invested in an offshore collective investment fund. If you hold any amounts in offshore investment funds, however small, you may have to declare the income or gains received on...

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MTD Digital Links

Making tax digital (MTD) for VAT requires you to do two things: record data concerning your sales and purchases digitally; andtransfer that data via digital links to the MTD-enabled software which is used to submit the VAT return. Many business systems contain pinch...

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Where Entrepeneurs’ Relief falls short

When you sell your business you can expect to pay capital gains tax (CGT) on any gains you make. Currently CGT is payable at 10% (if within your basic rate band for in- come tax) or 20% on such gains. But the 10% rate can also apply to gains of up to £10m if...

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Tax Relief for installation costs

When you buy a large item of plant or machinery you may need to make alterations to your land or buildings in order to install the item. For example the equipment may require a new concrete base or a specially protected electrical circuit. The cost of installing...

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Trade Slowing Down

If your business is not making sales but you are still incurring costs, HMRC may refuse to repay the input VAT on purchases and ask you to cancel your VAT registration voluntarily as there are no business activities. This is a drastic solution as you will lose your...

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