Form the next tax year, smaller businesses are encouraged to keep digital records of their financial information such as income and expenses. A survey of accountants reveal nearly half of them think that this will cost small businesses somewhere between £200 and £500 and 27% think that it would be between £500.00 and £1000,00 while […]
The doubt has increased since the Brexit if the government and the business plans for the future has an effect on VAT. The tax was introduced in 1973 and is a relatively young tax in UK terms. But VAT has wound its way into the system with ruthless efficiency. Now that the Referendum happened and […]
If you employ staff who are on the move on a regular basis, you could reimburse them the cost of their meals while they’re out and about. But you have another option, where you could pay them a tax and NI-free allowance in exchange for them taking a little less in pay. This will be […]
The new rules on the annual investment allowance apply differently to different businesses. The Chancellor’s announcement that the AIA, which allows a 100% tax deduction for expenditure on equipment for the accounting period of purchase, was to be raised to £250,000 from 01 January 2013. But the transition from the previous £25,000 limit always looked […]
When you take the South West London region, it is well popular for being a vibrant business hub. There are many commercially active town centres in the South West London area with many small businesses. Some of them have been active town centres for numerous years namely Hammersmith, Wimbledon, Ealing and Richmond. But, over the […]
Over recent years, there have been a few Answers to certain disclosures within the financial statements such as when ‘exceptional items’ are encountered and there is uncertainty as to how to disclose these. The standard, which controls the way by which the financial performance is reported, is that of FRS 3 Reporting Financial Performance. The […]
HMRC has suspended the programme of business record checks. But the bad news is there will be more targeted checks on specific businesses. Early last year HMRC announced that a special task force would be visiting businesses at random to check the standard of their record keeping. Originally, HMRC intended to make 50,000 visits; this […]
Selling a house on someone else’s behalf in a shrinking market can lead you to a huge inheritance tax bill. But what are the options available for you to reduce the inheritance tax payable?
In family run businesses, if the main shareholder is retiring but wants to keep his/ her stake to ensure he/she still maintains control, how can this situation be handles without being investigated by HMRC for inheritance tax?