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Claiming ordinary commuting travel expenses

Claiming ordinary commuting travel expenses

It’s one of the questions we’re often asked. When can employees claim expenses for travel to work? Also known as ordinary commuting. The answer can be complex and depends on several factors.   Claiming ordinary commuting travel expenses For tax purposes, ordinary...
When does a hobby become a business?

When does a hobby become a business?

During the pandemic people have poured their energy into their hobbies. Baking cakes, selling old clothes and dog walking. Crafts, gardening, breeding animals and singing with a band. You name it. Many have been growing their spare time projects to earn extra money....
Impact of the new ‘care tax’

Impact of the new ‘care tax’

Finally, the Government has set out plans to tackle social care. A new tax will raise the necessary funding. The health and social care levy will generate an extra £12billion a year. Here’s what we know so far about the impact of the new ‘care tax’.   Increase in...
Budget 2021 update from your Stafford-based accountants

Budget 2021 update from your Stafford-based accountants

Here is your much awaited Autumn Budget 2021 update from Howards, your accountants in Stafford. Autumn Budget 2021 Summary This Summary covers the key tax changes announced in the Chancellor’s speech and includes tables of the main rates and allowances. At the back of...
MTD for self-assessment income tax

MTD for self-assessment income tax

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is here to stay. A major change occurs in April 2022. At this point, all VAT-registered businesses must submit records digitally. Subsequently, MTD will apply more widely across the UK tax system. MTD for self-assessment income tax is...
2021 Budget predictions?

2021 Budget predictions?

What does this year’s Autumn Statement hold in store? It’s been a turbulent 12 months, that’s for sure. As ever, it’s notoriously difficult to get Budget predictions right. But these are some of the topics we think the Chancellor may address on October 27.   UK...