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Key Highlights from the Spring Budget 2024 Unveiled by Chancellor

On March 6th, the Chancellor presented the highly anticipated Spring Budget 2024, introducing a range of measures aimed at bolstering economic growth, improving public services, and tackling immediate challenges while laying the groundwork for long-term sustainability. Here’s a breakdown of the key takeaways: Tax Relief for Working Families In a bid to reward hardworking families,…

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Another milestone achieved on the journey towards establishing the Gold Standard in Accounting for SMEs.

Since our inception in early 2015, we have consistently led the charge in delivering unparalleled accountancy services and bespoke payroll solutions tailored specifically for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This has been made possible through the unwavering dedication of our team of professionals spread across the UK and Europe, united with a singular mission: to…

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National Insurance cut for employees and directors

In his November 2023 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced a reduction in the main primary rate of Class 1 National Insurance from 12% to 10%. Rather than waiting until the start of the 2024/25 tax year to bring in the change, it applies from 6 January 2024. The change will benefit employers and directors, but…

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Understanding Tax on Overseas Property for UK Residents

Owning property overseas can be a dream come true, but for UK residents, it comes with the responsibility of understanding and managing the associated tax implications. In this article, we’ll guide you through the key aspects of tax on overseas property, helping you navigate the complexities and ensuring compliance with the UK tax laws.  …

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Telling HMRC that you have no corporation tax to pay

If you have a company that is dormant and you have filed your company tax return showing that no tax is due, you may think that there is nothing further you need to do as regards the lack of corporation tax due. After all, you have filed a return which shows that you have nothing…

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Pension payments – What tax relief is available?

To encourage pension savings, tax relief is available on contributions made to registered pension schemes. However, there are limits on the contributions that can qualify for relief, and punishing tax charges can apply if these limits are exceeded. Limit 1 – 100% of relevant earnings Tax relief on private pension contributions is capped at 100%…

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VAT penalties – New rules

The VAT default surcharge is being replaced with a new VAT penalty and interest regime. The new rules apply to VAT accounting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. Late filing penalties The new penalty regime operates on a points-based system. Each VAT return received late, including nil and repayment returns, will receive one…

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Five tax-efficient ways to extract profits

If you operate your business as a personal or family company, you will need to extract some or all of the profits if you wish to use them personally. When it comes to tax, not all profit extraction methods are equal. While personal circumstances will dictate the most efficient way for you to extract profits,…

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Help if you are struggling to meet your tax bills

Inflation is at a ten-year high and the ensuing cost of living crisis means that many people may be struggling to pay the tax that they owe. If this is you, what can you do about it? While it may be tempting to bury your head in the sand and hope that the bill will…

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