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Those of you who have more than a couple of employees and run your own payroll will probably be finding the current situation a bit of a minefield.  Not only are we starting a new tax year this month with its changes in National Insurance contributions, changes to student loan thresholds, a change to they way holiday is calculated…
There are lots of things to remember about VAT when you are VAT registered.  Here are ten things about VAT which you may not know. …
HMRC have confirmed the tax and NI thresholds for 2020-21 and some details of statutory parental bereavement pay.…
Employment allowance can be claimed by business which have a payroll with at least one employee or two directors earning over the secondary threshold.  The £3,000 allowance is set against your Class 1 National Insurance contributions…
HMRC have told us for several years now that we must file our payroll returns on or before the date the employee is paid.  Most employers have a regular payment date and as a payroll bureau we ensure that we file the return on or before that payment date. But what happens if you forget to or are unable to file a return on the payment date? …
We are often asked this question by business owners taking on their first employee particularly if they are not going to be working many hours.  Employers believe that because they aren't paying their employee very much they don't need to put them on the payroll but that is not necessarily the case.  Or perhaps because they are just taking them on for a trial period of a week or month they think it is a waste of time adding them to the payroll.  Neither of these reasons will be considered by HMRC as an acceptable excuse for not putting your employee on the payroll if it is found later that they should have been.…
The VAT Flat Rate scheme is available to businesses with turnover up to £150,000 per annum. It is advantageous to small businesses as the VAT payable to HMRC is calculated as a percentage of gross sales rather than 20% of net sales less 20% of VATable purchases. It makes calculating VAT due much more straightforward, record keeping is easier AND you are likely to pay less. Always an advantage!…
An article I read recently stated that there is £28m of overpayments on student loans waiting to be reclaimed.  Are you one of those who have paid more than you needed to against your student loan debt?…
VAT records must be kept  for six years although HMRC are only allowed to adjust returns going back four years plus the current period.  However if you have purchased land or buildings you may need to keep relevant documents for 20 years.   But what VAT records do you need to keep?…
On 4 October 2018 the government issued a press release which stated that new measures were in place to end the problem of late payments to small businesses.  It stated that nearly a quarter of small businesses suffer from late payments which threaten their survival. …
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