Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

From today (25 March 2020), businesses will be able to apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. This joint initiative between the government and Companies House will mean businesses can prioritise managing the impact of Coronavirus. There are approximately 4.3 million businesses on the Companies House register, and all companies must submit their Read more about Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19[…]

Covid-19 – Support for Businesses and Self-Employed

The situation for Covid-19 is changing quickly, this information will help keep you up to date with current government advice and guidance, helping you quickly get to the facts. The information below was last updated on 20 March 2020. The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, Read more about Covid-19 – Support for Businesses and Self-Employed[…]

Closing a company- How best to extract profits from your company

If your company makes a profit it can pay this to its shareholders as and when it wants. These are known as ‘distributions’ in company and tax law, the most common form of distribution is dividends. Dividends is normally taxed as income for individuals, but an exception to this rule is where distributions are made Read more about Closing a company- How best to extract profits from your company[…]

Director’s – Salary, Dividends or perks?

Choosing tax and national insurance efficient types of income to draw from your company can make a big difference to its worth to you.   The Options Salary – As a rule of thumb, salary within of the national insurance threshold (£8,164 for 2017/18) is the most efficient option Dividends – This option became less Read more about Director’s – Salary, Dividends or perks?[…]

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations

You can apply for 2 grants to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU. You can apply to get funding for: training that helps your employees to complete customs declarations and processes IT improvements to help your business complete customs declarations more efficiently Who can apply You can Read more about Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations[…]

Self assessment (Tax Return) Deadline filing deadline is fast approaching

Deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self assessment return (£100 automatic penalty if your return is late) and the balance of your 2017/18 liability together with the first payment on account for 2018/19 are also due. This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return and make direct payments to Read more about Self assessment (Tax Return) Deadline filing deadline is fast approaching[…]

Main points from the budget (29 October 2018)

Here are some of the key points from the budget of 29 October 2018: Savings The ISA allowance is held at £20,000. The Junior ISAs annual allowance and Child Trust Funds for 2019/20 will be increased in line with CPI to £4,368. National Savings and Investments (NS&I) have announced the minimum investment for premium bonds Read more about Main points from the budget (29 October 2018)[…]