Date changes for ‘Making Tax Digital’

The deadlines requiring businesses to file quarterly accounts with HMRC under the  ‘Making Tax Digital’ (MTD) legislation have been postponed . The earliest date any business will be subject to mandatory quarterly filing is now April 2019 (instead of April 2018) and that deadline only applies to businesses that are completing quarterly VAT returns. Other […]

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Buy to let investors – don’t pay too much stamp duty land tax!

As landlords will be aware, in addition to the normal rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for residential properties, there is now  a 3% SDLT surcharge which is payable on the acquisition of  a second ‘dwelling’ (e.g. a home, a buy to let, a holiday let).   So how does this charge affect you […]

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Tax free reimbursement of directors and employees expense claims

Formulating, processing, and evidencing expense claims for travel & subsistence costs incurred by directors and employees can be a frustrating burden on any employer’s time. So is there another way of doing things? The obvious alternative is to reimburse expenses using HMRC’s ‘benchmark’ scale rate payments, thus circumventing the need to collect receipts and then collate […]

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The impact of VAT and Income Tax on a Landlord’s profits

If you are in the property letting business you might find the following information useful when appraising the cost of building projects, because VAT and Income Tax can make a very significant impact on your profitability. The general rule is that short term ‘net of tax’ costs are lower if expenditure is categorised as being ‘repairs/refurbishments’ related […]

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