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Business gifts for Christmas

Thinking of giving a business gift for Christmas? It’s not long until Christmas and you might be considering giving a Christmas gift or treat to your team or customers. But before you do, it’s worth considering the tax…

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Do not change the payment date on your December payroll if you pay early for Christmas

We know that some employers will be paying their staff early for Christmas but it’s important to not change the date on your payment submission. If your business is closing early for Christmas or is not open at…

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Is the Christmas party tax allowable?

It’s just under six weeks until Christmas Day and many of us will have already booked our work Christmas party to celebrate. But what are the costs to your business of the Christmas party and what is tax…

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Why you shouldn’t leave your personal tax return to the last minute

Self-assessment personal tax returns for the 2018/19 tax year are due for filing, along with any payment owing, by 31st January 2020 at the latest.  But why would anyone leave it that late to file it? You can file…

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What business mileage can I claim?

We often get asked the question what business mileage our clients can claim back, and what tax they will have to pay on it if they do. Below we break down the differences between business mileage and private…

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VAT change for builders delayed until 2020

The VAT change for builders – known as the Domestic reverse VAT charge – has been delayed. It was due to come into force on 1st October 2019, but the Domestic reverse VAT charge has now been delayed…

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Brexit: Customs intermediaries grant scheme launched

In advance of leaving the EU on 31 October 2019 the UK government has announced a Customs intermediaries grant scheme. Should the UK leave, there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade with the EU,…

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What is inflation?

What is inflation?  How does it work?  Is it good or bad for business? We are often asked about inflation and the affect it has so here is our brief guide to the essentials you need to know:…

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Do you need to charge VAT on recharged expenses?

We are often asked by clients if they need to charge VAT on the expenses that they recharge to their own customers. The simple answer is yes, you charge VAT if you benefit from the expense, and no…

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Small businesses are the worst offenders in the tax gap and for owing HMRC money

New information released shows that small businesses are responsible for the largest part of the tax gap – owing HMRC £14 billion The tax gap – the difference between what is expected to be received and what is…

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