Most businesses know that once the tax turnover for a business exceeds the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000 a year), or it is expected to do so within the next 30 days, VAT registration is compulsory. Some businesses are not required to register (e.g. those offering education and training and some medical treatments) but if registration is required there are several schemes to choose from – which you choose will depend on the type of business and how the business is run.
The different schemes
Whatever the reason for becoming a landlord, expenses will be incurred relating to that property at some time or another. Unfortunately, just because a payment has been made does not necessarily mean it is allowable for tax. Even if the payment is allowable, when tax relief can be claimed depends on the nature of the expense and the method by which the accounts are prepared.
The default basis for preparing letting accounts is the ‘cash basis’ where income is recognized when received and expenses when…
Claims for repayment of tax are usually made via submission of a tax return, e.g. a self-assessment repayment claim is by completion of the section on page TR7. Whether as an individual or a company the time limit for amending a tax return is usually one year from the deadline for submitting the return.
The amendment may result in a repayment of tax but if the time limit for amending a return has passed then the only way a taxpayer can claim is via an…
The rates of class 1 NIC are reversed back to the levels in place on 5 April 2022 but the rates imposed from 6 July 2022 to 6 November 2022 remain. Therefore for all employees (except directors paying NIC cumulatively) the tax year will effectively be split into two – the first period for the first seven months of the tax year (6 April to 5 November 2022) and a second for the remaining five months (6 November 2022 to 5 April 2023)….