Freezing of allowances and thresholds
To help meet some of the costs incurred in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chancellor announced in his 2021 Budget that a number of allowances and thresholds will remain at their 2021/22 levels until 6 April 2026.
Reporting expenses and benefits for 2020/21
Employers who provided taxable expenses and benefits to employees during the 2020/21 tax year will need to report these to HMRC, on form P11D by 6 July 2021.
Dissolving a partnership
A partnership can be either an ordinary partnership or a limited liability partnership (LLP).
CIS compliance for property developers
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is a scheme whereby contractors of building firms are required to deduct tax at source from payments made to sub-contractors working for them
Running a car on the company - Benefit in kind, car allowance, company fuel cards
Despite successive Governments changing the rules to increase the tax take, the provision of company cars remains one of the more popular benefits an employer can give to an employee.
Take advantage of the enhanced carry back of losses
Many businesses have suffered losses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and where a business has made a loss, various options are available to obtain relief for that loss. The challenge is to make the best use of the loss.
Tax allowances frozen until April 2026
The financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and borrowing levels in 2020/21 of 16.9% of GDP represent the highest level of peacetime borrowing.
Further grants for the self-employed
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) has provided grant support for self-employed individuals whose business has been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Super-deduction for capital expenditure
To encourage companies to invest, enhanced capital allowances are available for expenditure incurred within a limited two-year window.
Personal and family companies – Optimal salary for 2021/22
A popular profit extraction strategy for shareholders in personal and family companies is to pay a small salary and to extract further profits as dividends.