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Working from home rules

Working from home rules

During the 2020/21 and 2021/22 tax years many people worked from home. Anyone instructed to do so by their employer could claim tax relief. Even if they worked at home for just one day during each tax period. Now, there are new working from home rules. It’s time for...
Changes to local government licences

Changes to local government licences

Does your business need a licence to operate? Then, be aware. Changes to local government licences are on the way. For some businesses new conditions apply from 4 April 2022.     What is changing?  Basically, to continue trading you’ll need a tax check code. It’s...
Tax and employment rule changes from April 2022

Tax and employment rule changes from April 2022

During Covid-19 we saw numerous tax and employment rule changes. The Government wanted to help businesses cope with its impact. Now, the worst seems to be over. So, several tax and employment rule changes take effect.    Tax and employment rule changes  Sometimes,...
Small businesses and MTD for VAT

Small businesses and MTD for VAT

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is here for small businesses and the self-employed. What’s it all about? Essentially, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced MTD to help individuals and businesses pay the correct taxes. Right now, Making Tax Digital concerns VAT...
Tax-efficient owner-director remuneration

Tax-efficient owner-director remuneration

Often, small business owners work through a limited company paying themselves a meagre salary plus dividends. It’s a popular way of organising your earnings. However, people operating in this way missed out on financial help during the pandemic. Government support...
Personal tax account fraud

Personal tax account fraud

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is urging people to take extra care online. Fraudsters may try to hijack your personal tax account.    Personal data  Apparently, criminals are capitalising on the sharing of personal information. They try to obtain your Government...