In April 2017, the Government reformed the rules for engagements in the public sector, and early indications are that this has resulted in an increase in public sector compliance. The April 2017 change requires the public sector body or agency, not the worker, to decide whether or not the IR35 rules apply and then deduct […]
Much of the focus in the Autumn Budget on Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) concerned the abolition of the duty for first time buyers of property up to £300,000. There was also welcome news for those involved in other property transfers where the 3% supplementary SDLT charge potentially applies when an interest in a second […]
The VAT registration limit normally increases in line with inflation each year, however the limit has been frozen at £85,000 until 1 April 2020. At the same time the deregistration limit remains at £83,000. There had been rumours that the VAT threshold would be reduced so that more businesses would be required to charge VAT […]
DECEMBER 2017 / JANUARY 2018 Date What’s Due 1/12 Corporation tax for year to 28/02/17 (unless quarterly installments apply) 19/12 PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for month to 5/12/17 (due 22/12 if you pay electronically) 31/12 VAT for Returns ended 31/10/17 (due 07/12 if paid electronically, 12/12 if paid by direct […]
The rate of the R&D expenditure credit is being increased from 11% to 12%, in order to support business investment in R&D. This is the relief available to those companies that do not qualify for the more generous relief available to SMEs.
Another measure hidden away was the proposal that buy-to-let landlords will be able to claim 45p a mile for necessary visits to their rental properties. This will be as an alternative to claims for capital allowances and deductions for actual expenses incurred, such as fuel.
The Government will double the amount that an individual may invest under the EIS in a tax year to £2 million from the current limit of £1 million, provided any amount over £1 million is invested in one or more knowledge-intensive companies. The annual investment limit for knowledge-intensive companies receiving investments under the EIS and […]
There has been much lobbying from the small business sector to reduce business rates. The Chancellor stated that 600,000 small business currently benefit from small business rates relief. In order to support the licensed trade from April 2017, pubs with a rateable value up to £100,000 are able to claim a £1,000 business rates discount […]
Company car benefits are based on CO2 emissions data which has encouraged employees to choose diesel cars due to lower CO2 emissions. The government is trying to reduce the number of diesel cars and will increase the current 3% diesel supplement to 4% from 6 April 2018. As previously announced radical changes to the company car […]
The basic rate of income tax and higher rate remain at 20% and 40% respectively and the 45% additional rate continues to apply to income over £150,000. Although Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NIC) for the self-employed are being abolished from 6 April 2019 and “merged” with Class 4 contributions the Chancellor did not dare […]