Research and Development (R&D) tax relief

A cap on the amount of R&D tax credit which can be paid to a loss-making small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) will be introduced for accounting periods which commence on or after 1 April 2021 Prior to the introduction of the cap, loss-making SMEs incurring qualifying expenditure on R&D activities are allowed to make a […]

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BUY NEW EQUIPMENT BEFORE 6 APRIL?

Your business year end, not 5 April, is relevant for capital allowances purposes. If however you are running a business and making up accounts to 31 March or 5 April you should consider buying plant and machinery to take advantage of the £1 million Annual Investment Allowance (AIA). The AIA provides a 100% tax write […]

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TAX DIARY MARCH/APRIL 2021

  Date What’s Due 1/03 Corporation tax payment for year to 31/5/20 (unless quarterly instalments apply) 19/03 PAYE & NIC deductions, and CIS return and tax, for month to 5/03/21 (due 22/03 if you pay electronically) 1/04 Corporation tax payment for year to 30/6/20 (unless quarterly instalments apply) 5/04 End of 2020/21 tax year. Tax […]

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ADVISORY FUEL RATE FOR COMPANY CARS

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2021. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Engine Size Petrol Diesel LPG 1400cc or less 10p     7p 1600cc or less   9p (8p)   1401cc to 2000cc 12p (11p) […]

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DON’T LOSE YOUR 2020/21 PERSONAL ALLOWANCE

For every £2 that your adjusted net income exceeds £100,000 the £12,500 personal allowance is reduced by £1. Pension contributions and Gift Aid can help to reduce adjusted net income and save tax at an effective rate of 60%. The restriction applies between £100,000 and £125,000 adjusted net income. Another way that you could avoid […]

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VAT RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION

The new “reverse charge” system of VAT accounting affects sub- contractors supplying their services to main contractors in the construction sector. Under the new rules, supplies of standard or reduced-rated building services between VAT-registered businesses in the supply chain are no longer invoiced in the normal way. Under the new reverse charge system, the sub-contractor […]

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