Are you self employed? If so, Joe from Taxfile has some quick advice for you: Class 2 National Insurance It is important to register for Class 2 National Insurance. A lot of people don’t have this set up correctly and, if not sorted, then it can greatly affect your pension in the future. Class 2 […]
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My name is Daniel and I have been a part of the Taxfile family since 2007. It started as a part-time job doing bookkeeping, but as time went on, I developed new abilities and a deeper understanding of the tax world. PAYE, VAT, and Company Register are now my areas of expertise. I understand how […]
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Changes in EU VAT is incoming from 1st July 2021 for Business to Customer (B2C) sales for those operating within the EU. The changes need to also be considered for businesses in the UK, post-Brexit, that wish to sell online directly to the customer.
The new EU VAT E-commerce package is comprised of two key components;
- One Stop Shop (OSS)
- Import One Stop Shop (IOSS)
It is not compulsory to report VAT using either of these methods, the option is still available to register for VAT in each EU country you wish to do trade with and account and pay VAT in each of those territories. However, reading that, you would wonder why you would take on such a task, when you can just do one VAT return, where the liabilities are then paid to each country where the B2C transaction occurred. However, importantly, these 2 methods can only be used for
According to HMRC, ‘cryptoassets’ are cryptographically secured digital representations of value or contractual rights that can be:
- traded electronically
There are various types of cryptoassets including exchange tokens, utility tokens, and security tokens. HMRC does not consider cryptocurrency to be currency or money & their complete Cryptoassets Manual can be found HERE.
As far taxes are concerned, investing in cryptocurrency is akin to investing in other assets such as stocks, bonds, and the sale of rental properties. This means that capital gains and losses rules apply when you ‘dispose’ your assets, and in this case your cryptocurrency.
HMRC explains that disposals include:
- selling cryptocurrency for money
- exchanging cryptocurrency for a different type of cryptocurrency
- using cryptocurrency to pay for goods or services
- giving away cryptocurrency to another person
Any of the above situations subject any profits to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and the simple formula for calculating capital gains (or losses) is:
Fair Market Value – Cost = Profit or Loss
The fair market value is the market price of the asset at the time that you sold, traded, or disposed of it. The cost is the price you paid at the time of the purchase.
Although this is a simple and logical calculation, calculating CGT on your profits becomes a bit more complex when you have multiple transactions to account for. The UK requires a specific type of method for calculating the cost basis of your coins known as Shared Pool Accounting also known as a 104 Pool.
With the shared pooled accounting method, you are essentially
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) application entries terminated on 31/03/2021 and now the government has introduced the Recovery Loan Scheme to finance UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government guarantees 80% of the finance to the lenders, meaning the necessity of credit checks on the […]
If your business is new to importing &/or exporting now that we are out of the EU, the government is offering a grant of up to £2,000 to help with training &/or professional advice, to help you with changes to trade rules with the EU. You can use the grant for training on: how to […]
The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in reopening safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Grants are available from 1 April 2021. To be eligible, your business must be in the non-essential retail sector and you may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £6,000 from your local borough. Eligible businesses in the hospitality, […]
If you are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), the 4th Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant will be available to those eligible from this week (w/c 19 April 2021), and the online service for the fourth SEISS grant is now online HERE The grant covers the […]
If you needed to have submitted a self assessment tax return for 2019/20 but have not done so by 28/02/2021, you will now be receiving a letter from HMRC stating that you owe a £100 late filing penalty fee. Please do not ignore this, as from 29th of May you will see an exponential growth […]
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