Tax

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Are you prepared for digital tax returns?

Are you prepared for digital tax returns? As a business owner, you may be aware that as from this month, HMRC will begin to make changes which will eventually see all businesses supplied with a completely digital tax account.  By next year, it is envisaged that around five million businesses will have made the switch […]

Changes to tax relief for travel and subsistence claims for contractors

Changes to tax relief for travel and subsistence claims for contractors In August 2014 the government outlined plans in its Autumn Statement to change the way in which it allowed tax relief on certain travel and subsistence expenses to be applied. A consultation document was subsequently published for the Summer Budget in 2015, which gave […]

Tax Efficient Life Insurance Cover

At Holcombe Financial Services we work with business owners to create bespoke financial plans that suit their personal and business goals. One area we do a lot of work on is tax efficiency. One area we cover is protection and life assurance for businesses and business owners. Many business owners are unaware that they could […]

Real Time PAYE Starts in April 2013 – Important Information

Real Time PAYE Starts in April 2013 – Important Information The stressful Year End process of P35 and P14 submission will disappear starting from 6th April 2013, replaced with a submission to HM Revenue & Customs each time your business pays its employees. This is called Real Time Information, or RTI, and it will mean […]

IR35 Update

Amendments to IR35 (intermediaries legislation) The government announced recently that the IR35 rules are to be changed to ensure that the legislation applies to office holders or anyone regarded as an office holder for tax purposes. This follows media criticism of public bodies using personal service companies in situations where it was not always clear […]

Budget 2012

Budget 2012 The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne presented his Budget for 2012 to Parliament on 21 March 2012. Headline summaries of the main announcements which affect businesses and individuals and listed below (source HMRC website www.hmrc.gov.uk) Income tax rates and Allowances 2012-13 and 2013-14 As announced at Budget 2011, the income tax allowance […]

ESC C16 Deadline 1st March 2012

Directors of small businesses who want to wind-up their company and distribute surplus funds to shareholders have just over two weeks to take advantage of a tax break. Further to our earlier article on the proposed changes https://www.primusblog.co.uk/?p=388 we can now confirm the following changes. The ESC C16 tax concession – whereby money from a wound-up company […]

HMRC’s Electricians’ Tax Safe Plan

If you are working in the electrical industry, have not told HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about all your income and now want to get your tax affairs back on track, use the Electricians’ Tax Safe Plan (ETSP). An electrician is anyone who installs, maintains and tests electrical systems, equipment and appliances under stringent safety […]

Reduction in Annual Investment Allowance

Reduction in Annual Investment Allowance In April the annual investment allowance (AIA) for the cost of equipment will be significantly reduced from £100,000 to just £25,000. From 1st April for companies and 6th April for other businesses, the amount of AIA that can be claimed on the cost of buying equipment will fall from £100,000 […]

Employment Taxes updates – October 2011

Employment Taxes updates – October 2011 –      Two First Tier Tribunal cases on employment tax status –      A reversal for Total People Ltd in the Upper Tribunal (lnvolving NIC refunds on car allowances) –      New HMRC guidance on visits to the UK where employees are seconded on full time contract abroad lan Mitchell v HMRC […]