HMRC

How to Escape PAYE Penalties

Posted by on April 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

The general rule is that if you miss the PAYE deadline of the HMRC or break one of many established rules where a penalty applies HMRC will let you know immediately the penalty applicable. However, the new PAYE late payment penalties are somewhat different from the other penalties.

Getting the Correct Tax Code

Posted by on March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

The last two years has been a difficult time for the HMRC’s National Insurance and PAYE Service. Soon after its launch vast numbers of incorrect tax code numbers were sent out and it automatically issued thousands of demands for tax that people had no idea. After being stung by criticism, HMRC has become more proactive […]

What Counts as a Fair and Reasonable VAT Claim?

Posted by on March 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

Where you buy goods or services that are used only for business, the view of HMRC is that you can reclaim a fair and reasonable proportion of the VAT. But in some cases you can reclaim the entire amount.

The Tax Advantages of Fixed Expenses Payments

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

Reimbursing expenses to your employees the cost of their business travel etc. is tax and NI free. But is there a possibility of paying a fixed-rate allowance instead to make them better off.

Get Tax Deduction for Having a Website

Posted by on February 17, 2012 at 10:30 am

Having a website is almost a necessity for any business, but setting one up and maintaining it can be expensive. This article explains as to whether you can get can tax exemptions for developing and maintaining a website. Most businesses can claim a 100% tax deduction for some of the cost of setting up a […]

Tax Relief for Buying Equipment for your Business

Posted by on January 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Strict rules apply in order to limit tax deductions that employees and directors can claim for work related expenses. The rationale behind tax deductions is that they must be incurred as part of doing the job, but there are exceptions, such as loan interest. Therefore you need to make sure as to what are the […]

Tax Deadline put back by HMRC strike

Posted by on January 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

As a result of strike action planned by HMRC staff, no fines will be handed out to anyone who submits their self assessment tax returns online in the first two days of February. The official deadline for submitting their self assessment tax returns is scheduled for 31 January, but a planned strike for that day […]

Tax Deduction for Overdraft Interest

Posted by on January 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

It’s hardly an unusual situation for a director to incur expenses on behalf of their company and for it to make a reimbursement. The outcome of this arrangement is usually that the company gets a deduction for the cost while for the director the transactions are tax neutral. But if the director takes for example […]

Tax Return Tips and Advice

Posted by on December 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Deadline for filing your tax return For individuals in the UK, the deadline for filing your paper tax return is 31 October each year.  For online filing of tax returns the deadline is 31 January each year. If you happen to file you paper tax return after 31 October or your online tax return after […]

Intensified Crackdown on Offshore Tax

Posted by on December 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

The government in its latest move on hunting for offshore tax evading companies have intensified its effort in bringing the culprits to book.. The unit dedicated for this endeavour is the Offshore Co-ordination Unit of HMRC. Its duty is to scrutinise extra information of UK taxpayers with money abroad.