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Thousands more taxpayers filing Self Assessment returns early

An increasing number of people are filing their Self Assessment tax returns early.

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Can my business pay for my garden office?

When it comes to purchasing and expensing a garden office, you may be wondering if your company can cover the costs.

Whilst this is possible, there are the following caveats and issues to contend with that you should keep in mind.

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Charging an electric company car: what you need to know

With the important focus on achieving Net Zero goals and targeting personal emissions, more and more company cars seem to be following the electric car trend.

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Parents missing out on Tax-Free childcare allowance encouraged to claim

Many parents have been missing out on Tax-Free Childcare, after it was revealed that one in five parents did not know they met the eligibility criteria.

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Get your tax in order as National Insurance rises

With the arrival of April’s payslips in people’s pockets, the recent rise in National Insurance will be clear to see.

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Discovery assessments: Catch up with the latest changes

Discovery assessments look set to be applied to the High-Income Benefit Charge under new legislation set out by the Government.

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Generous tax incentives for investing in higher risk enterprises

With the cost of living rising steeply and taxation at its highest level for decades, tax breaks are welcome, particularly for those looking to invest their money in business.

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Employers given £1,000 saving thanks to rise in Employment Allowance

First announced by the Chancellor in the Spring Statement, changes to the Employment Allowance, worth up to £1,000 for eligible small businesses, came into effect on 6 April.

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Steep price rise warning as hospitality businesses yet to receive Omicron funding

The hard-pressed hospitality industry is facing some difficult choices after the temporary cut in VAT to 12.5 per cent reverted to the full 20 per cent. It will result in double-digit price increases for consumers as operators struggle to survive, leading industry body UKHospitality says.

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Latest deadline for Making Tax Digital for VAT comes into force imminently

A major change in the way VAT is reported comes into force from tomorrow. Every small business that charges VAT will have to file accounts through the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Making Tax Digital (MTD) system.

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