An employer can now provide trivial benefits such as a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates, without having to put it on the P11D and without any tax or national insurance for either employer or employee. This is valid for the current tax year. There are three key conditions: the trivial benefit must cost…Details
In the Autumn Statement, the chancellor announced changes to the VAT Flat Rate scheme. From April 2017, HMRC will introduce a new category of trader, a ‘limited cost trader’, with a Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) percentage of 16.5%. A business within the FRS will have to consider for each VAT accounting period whether it is a…Details
The new thresholds and dividend taxation came into place on 6 April 2016. Director salary in 2016-17 The £2,000 employment allowance is no longer be available to companies where the only person on the payroll is a director. The most tax-efficient salary for those companies will be a salary just below the NI threshold,…Details
The new dividend taxation announced in the Summer Budget, which will apply from 6 April 2016 will have a significant impact on the tax paid by small companies owners and contractors who pay themselves a small salary designed to preserve entitlement to the State Pension, and a much larger dividend. The proposed changes…Details
From April 2015, the personal allowance is increasing to £10,600. The employment allowance (tax break on the first £2k of employer NI) will still apply. For company directors who wish to pay themselves a low salary and the balance they take out of the company as dividends, the two remuneration options are: …Details
Confused about VAT invoices?
As soon as you become VAT registered, you need to make sure that your VAT invoices meet the UK/ EU requirements. The elements which must appear on your invoices are different if your client is in the UK or in another country in the European Union.
Sole trader or director of your own limited company?
Pregnant or planning to start a family?
Confused about Maternity Pay & Allowance?
There are 2 distinct benefits you could be entitled to claim depending on your business structure and level of earnings: Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance.Details
Do you own property in the UK?
Are you planning to leave the UK (whether on a temporary or permanent basis) and rent the property you have there?
In this case, you need to be aware of the NRL (Non Resident Landlord) scheme. Unless you have successfully applied to HM Revenue & CustomsDetails