HMRC waives late filing penalty but late payment interest will still stand for self-assessment
HMRC has recognised that Self-Assessment taxpayers may need more time to file and pay their 2020-21 tax return due to the continuing pressures of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. Late filing and payment penalties will now be waived as long as your return is filed online by Monday 28th February … Continued
Please Mr. Taxman, can we have more time?!
The current explosion in cases of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus and uncertainty about what effect this will have on staff levels in the New Year, has prompted many in the business community to ask HMRC for an extension to the 31st January deadline for the 2020-21 tax return. Earlier … Continued
On the Accounting Horizon
Here’s some of the key Accounting and Tax dates for 2022: DATEEVENT31st January 2022 Deadline for filing and paying Self-Assessment Tax Returns for tax year ending 5th April 2021, avoiding interest on overdue payments Deadline for filing 2020/21 Capital Gains Tax (CGT)Balancing payment of tax due for 2019-20 First payment … Continued
Government Postpone Making Tax Digital for Income Tax
Having listened to stakeholder feedback from businesses and the accounting profession, the Government have announced that they will introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned, in the tax year beginning in April 2024. This will give the self-employed and buy to let … Continued
Loss Carry Back Lifeline for Businesses in Troubled Waters
In the March Budget an emergency extension to the ‘loss carry back’ rules from one year to three years was put in place by the Government, allowing businesses in ‘troubled waters’ due to the pandemic to claim tax refunds, helping to mitigate losses. Incorporated businesses (including those with de facto … Continued
Puppy Boom Under Tax Scrutiny
With the prices for puppies increasing so drastically through the pandemic and some breeds fetching price tags as high as £3,000, HMRC is now reviewing the sale of litters for potential tax revenue. As has been mentioned in a previous post, you can make up to £1,000 profit a year … Continued
Do I need to complete a tax return running a hobby business?
With the tax year end only a week away, are you looking for an accountant to deal with your tax returns? In a year unlike any other, if you have been selling items on Ebay or any other platform, HMRC allow a maximum of £1,000 to be earned from what … Continued
Are you ready for the changes to Off-Payroll Working Tax (IR35)?
Off-Payroll Working Tax (IR35) will apply to the Private Sector from April 2021. The off-payroll working rules can apply if a worker provides their services through their own limited company or an intermediary, which will usually be the worker’s own personal service company, but could also be a partnership, personal … Continued
Enhanced time to pay for Self-Assessment Taxpayers
Self-assessment taxpayers who are due to pay HMRC for their 2019-20 tax return can now access ‘enhanced time to pay’. Although this is potentially available to all self-assessment taxpayers, an automated facility has been set-up on the HMRC website for anyone owing up to £30,000 on their last return. There … Continued