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Taxfile Partners with Vantage Tax Fee Protection

Great news for ALL Taxfile clients! We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Vantage Tax Fee Protection, a market leading insurance company that will protect all of our clients from any HMRC investigations for tax returns submitted by us. You are protected as a result of: Corporation Tax and Income Tax full […]

SEISS Grant – Round 3

Instead of constantly updating our original SEISS grant post we decided to create a new one as over the last month the government has chopped and changed the requirements, the dates, & the amount available due to the everchanging situation around the COVID-19 pandemic. The points that need to be highlighted for the third extension […]

As a Director do I need to file a Self Assessment Income Tax Return?

HMRC now states that where all of a director’s income is taxed at source and there is no other sources of income, then there is no need for them to register for self-assessment and to file a return. If as a director you have been requested to submit a self assessment tax return, but have […]

How To Help Your Accountant Save You Money

There are many benefits of helping your accountant by providing complete and organised records from the outset. Here are some of them: If you get your records to your accountant on time, you will give them enough time to work on your case without unnecessary pressure and file everything on time (don’t forget you are […]

Need a Limited Company? Questions you may be asking yourself

“What are the main differences between being self-employed and running a limited company?” “What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a private limited company?” The major difference between running a private limited company and being self-employed are the administrative requirements you are required to do by law & although the volume is more, the […]

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Deadlines and Extensions

The deadline for the 2nd SEISS grant looms, please apply before it is too late. The second SEISS grant is worth 70% of your average monthly trading profits, paid out in a single instalment covering 3 months’ worth of profits, and capped at £6,570 in total. If you’re eligible and your business has been adversely […]

Job Support Scheme Replaces the Job Retention Scheme from 1st November 2020

The Job Support Scheme for employees starts 1 November 2020

The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) winds down at the end of October. It will be followed, for the next six months, by a new job support scheme, which subsidises the wages of employees working at least a third of their normal hours, to further support viable UK employers who face lower demands due to COVID-19.

In an attempt to keep employees attached to the workforce, the Government will be introducing a new Job Support Scheme from 1 November 2020, where employees will need to work a minimum of 33% of their usual hours.

For every hour not worked the employer and the Government will each pay one third of the employee’s usual pay. The government contribution will be capped at £697.92 per month.

Employees using the scheme will receive at least 77% of their pay (where the Government contribution has not been capped) & the employer will be reimbursed in arrears for the government contribution. The employee must not be on a redundancy notice.

The scheme will run for six months from 1 November 2020 and is open to all employers with a UK bank account and a UK PAYE scheme.

All Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be eligible. Large businesses will be required to demonstrate that

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTDfITSA). Are you ready?

The Government has now pencilled in what they regard as a firm date to implement MTD for ITSA, for all landlords and business owners that have an income above £10,000. The next accounting period starting on or after 06/04/2023 that meet the above mentioned criteria will need to be compiled & submitted via MTD-compatible software. […]

Further Delays on the Roll-Out of the Domestic Reverse Charge for the Building & Construction Services.

The domestic reverse-charge is a major change to the way VAT is collected by HMRC in the building and construction industry reporting under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

It was being introduced to combat VAT fraud in the sector and the initial roll-out on 1st October 2019 was delayed due to a combination of the sector being ill-prepared for the change and Brexit. The date was moved forward 12-months to 1st October 2020 but due to COVID-19 the start date has been further advanced to 1st March 2021.

At Taxfile, we will start contacting our VAT clients working under the CIS, in preparation for the 1st March 2021 start date.

If you would like to know how to prepare your business for this, you will need to:

Making Tax Digital – A New Time Line

Making Tax Digital (‘MTD’) was announced as the new initiative by HMRC to revolutionise and modernise the tax system in the UK. MTD centres around keeping digital financial records that can then be accessed by software to calculate and submit taxes through to HMRC. The goal is that there will be direct ‘digital link’ between the financial […]