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When Corporation Tax was invented in 1965, the quantification of taxable profits bore a close resemblance to the taxation of the unincorporated business for many years. In more recent times the determination of profits has moved substantially from the original similarity and special rules have been introduced. In this Briefing we review some of the special rules for companies. Read More
Our lead article provides an update on the governments new timetable for the roll-out of the Making Tax Digital program. HMRC is now allowing a longer period for most businesses to prepare for the change. We also comment on the new Tax Free Childcare Scheme currently being phased in. Other articles include PAYE tax code changes and the new data protection rules. Read More
The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the last Spring Budget on Wednesday 8 March 2017. In his speech the Chancellor was keen to point out that he wanted the tax system to be fair, particularly in relation to the distinction between employed and self-employed individuals. Read More
A business can provide cars for business owners, directors or employees through an outright purchase, a hire purchase contract or by way of a business car lease (BCL). There are different tax impacts of these options both for the business and for the individual taking the car. Read More
Our lead article considers changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) which allows small businesses to pay over VAT on all their sales at a flat rate rather than output VAT on sales less input VAT on purchases. The introduction of a new 16.5% higher percentage for ‘limited cost traders’ may mean some businesses should opt out of the FRS. Read More
Our lead article considers the new Tax-Free Childcare scheme which is to be rolled out to eligible parents during 2017. Childcare providers are being asked to register for the new scheme in advance of the roll out. Small companies that qualify as 'micro-entities' now have a choice when preparing their accounts as to the accounting standards used - either FRS 102 or FRS 105. We consider the merits and pitfalls of the options available. Read More