Married couples tax break

It's budget week, and this means the usual feverish speculation about what new measures the Chancellor will announce on Wednesday. The general view is there ... [more]

The top 10 worse excuses for late filing of tax returns

The top ten worse excuses for late filing of tax returns, courtesy of the good people at HMRC - Topping the list, is "my pet dog ... [more]

5 mistakes commonly made when completing a personal tax return

We are heading towards January which can only mean one thing for most self-employed people, yes it's tax return time. In the spirit of festive ... [more]

The Google tax – what it means ?

George Osborne announced a new tax in the autumn statement officially known as the ‘diverted profits tax’. The tax has been created as a way ... [more]

Can I claiming for food and drink when working – a handy guide courtesy of the Freeagent people

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Could your business make money by going onto the Flat rate VAT scheme ?

The current compulsory VAT registration threshold for businesses is a turnover of £81,000 in any 12 month period. Many small businesses operating below that limit ... [more]

Changes to capital gains treatment on rental properties

With effect from the start of the 2014/15 tax year there has been a change to the way gains on the sale of rental properties ... [more]

The end of the line for higher tax relief on pension contributions

The annual limit to how much can be paid into personal pension schemes has been reduced steadily over the last few years in a bit ... [more]

Optimum director’s salary for 2014/15

With the new tax year about to arrive it's time for directors of small companies to review their salary/dividend mix to pay the least tax ... [more]

Tax rates and allowances for 2014/15

All the main tax rates and allowances for the new tax year starting on 6th April 2014 can be viewed here