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Changes to UK Business rates
February 26, 2015
The UK Goverment have made changes to the rules governing business rates and how you appeal against business rates that you feel to be incorrect.
The rates you pay on your non-domestic (eg business) property depend on its ‘rateable value’. This is calculated by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Any appeal against the rateable value of a property submitted after 1 April 2015 will not be backdated to the period 2010 to 2015.
If you are unhappy about the rateable value of your business property you need to get your appeal in by 31 March 2015. If you appeal later, and the rateable value of your property is reduced following the appeal, your business will not receive the potential refunds of business rates for periods up to 31 March 2015.
If you have any concerns about the rateable value of your business property, please contact us for advice.
Company car tax changes April 2015
February 18, 2015
We can help you work out the future tax due on your current company car, please contact us for more details.
Junior ISA Investments
February 17, 2015
Experienced audit manager, Cambridge
February 17, 2015
We are looking for an ACCA/ACA qualified individual, who has at least 2 years post-qualification experience, to become a permanent addition to our team. Ideally the candidate would be available to start during May or June this year.
UK Pension rules relaxed
February 10, 2015
Year End Tax Guide 2014/2015
February 3, 2015
With the 2014/ 15 tax year about to end, now is the perfect time to consider tax planning opportunities. Below is a check list to think about before April 2015.
- Have you used this year's increased ISA allowances?
- Have you maximised your pension contributions and renewed your life time allowances?
- Have you reviewed your Capital Gains Tax position and utilised your annual exemption for the year?
- If you are a higher rate taxpayer, have you considered making a gift aid donation of pension contributions to reduce the impact of the 45% rate?
- If your income is likely to exceed £100,000, have you considered ways to mitigate the potential loss or reduction of your personal allowance?
- If you are married or in a civil partnership, have you considered transferring income producing assets to the lower earner to utilise their personal allowance and lower tax rates?
- Have you reviewed your Inheritance Tax (IHT) position and utilised your annual exemption for the year? Have you considered taking advantage of other IHT exemptions for gifts within your lifetime?
If you would like to discuss these and any other tax planning opportunities available to you, our team would be delighted to hear from you.
Click here to download our short guide to rates, reliefs and allowences available for use by 5 April 2015
February 3, 2015
If a worker’s earnings are below the earnings trigger point for auto-enrolment that person does not have to be including in auto-enrolment. The earnings trigger point for all tax years up to and including 2014/15 was equivalent to the personal allowance for that tax year.
VAT returns benchmarked
January 27, 2015
HMRC are currently writing to around 7500 furniture retailers or car mechanics asking them to check the figures in boxes 6 and 7 on their VAT returns. The letter includes the standard range of VAT mark-up ratios for the relevant business sector and asks the business to calculate their own VAT mark-up to compare to the standard ratios.
If you receive one of those letters, don’t panic. HMRC do not believe your VAT return is wrong, they are just asking you to double check the reported figures. We can help you with that.
Fit for work
January 20, 2015
Self-Assessment Tax Return Deadline
January 6, 2015
2014/ 2015Self-Assessment Tax Return
Deadline 31 January 2015
If you are required to submit a self-assessment tax return to HMRC for the 2013/ 2014 tax year, please be reminded that the deadline is midnight 31 January 2015. Late submissions will result in a £100 fine, so please don't leave your tax return to the last minute.
If you have any questions or require any assistance completing your tax return, please contact us on 01223 810 100.