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Chancellor considers online sales tax for e-commerce retail sector

Jul 28, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is considering the introduction of a new sales tax for the online retail sector in a bid to help the struggling high street compete with the e-commerce sector. The Treasury published a call for evidence last week, ...

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Restaurant (2)

Only a quarter of eligible businesses registered for ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme

Jul 23, 2020

According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), only a quarter of eligible businesses in the hospitality sector have signed up to the new ‘Eat out to help out scheme’. It is believed that since registration for the ...

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Self Employed

Self-assessment taxpayers can “automatically defer payments on account”, HMRC confirms

Jul 20, 2020

Self-employed taxpayers due to make a payment on account can automatically defer the payment until 31 January 2021, it has been confirmed. The second Self Assessment payment on account for the tax year 2019/20 is usually due at the end of ...

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Tax

“Tax gap” falls to lowest level on record

Jul 14, 2020

The “tax gap” – the difference between what should be paid and what is actually paid – has fallen to its lowest recorded rate, new figures have revealed. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said the record is a collaborative result of ...

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Stamp duty

COVID-19: Government set to introduce Stamp Duty holiday

Jul 07, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is set to announce the introduction of a Stamp Duty holiday in his summer statement on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Several financial measures are expected to be announced in the summer statement as the Government looks to ...

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Car

Can I save money by leasing a car through my company?

Jun 29, 2020

Is it cheaper to lease a car through a limited company? It’s a question we’re often asked, but the answer isn’t quite so straightforward. Leasing a vehicle in any shape or form can save you money and improve cash flow by ...

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Stamp duty

Stamp duty: Government relaxing three-year rule for reclaiming surcharge for exceptional circumstances in relation to COVID-19

Jun 15, 2020

The Government is relaxing the three-year rule for reclaiming the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge for exceptional circumstances where a property could not be sold during the three-year time limit because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Under the ...

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SEISS

Check your eligibility and make a Self Employment Income Support Scheme claim

May 14, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs is currently contacting eligible individuals regarding the Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) so that they can begin the application process. You may be eligible for the scheme if: Your trading profits are no more than £50,000, ...

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Self Employed

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open for business

May 13, 2020

The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is now open for business, weeks ahead of schedule. First announced in March, the landmark capital grant scheme is designed to help self-employed workers affected by Covid-19 recover from financial distress. According to HM Treasury, the ...

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COVID-19: The impact on company car benefit in kind

May 06, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the UK are now working from home or have been placed on furlough leave, meaning that they are not using their employer-provided company car. But what is the impact on the benefit ...

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