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3
Mar

Tax Rebate

  “Tax rebate” is searched over 40,000 times a month.  Why? Because there is a lack of clarity over what can be claimed, by who in which industries, and most importantly, how.  A bit like PPI there’s always a company online who can do it for you… but at what cost? There is a tax rebate available for most industries

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2
Feb

Making Tax Digital Registration Reform

  In July 2020, the government published a 10-year strategy to build a trusted, modern tax administration system, including how taxpayers are identified and registered by HMRC. The government is seeking views on how and when taxpayers with new sources of self-employment or property income should start to interact with the tax system and whether current processes can be updated

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2
Feb

Tax-Free Childcare

  HMRC is reminding parents across the UK of the ‘Tax-Free Childcare’ initiative.  A 20% childcare top-up providing eligible families with up to £500 every three months (that is up to £2000 per year, or £1,000 every 3 months if your child is disabled)  This is designed to go towards the cost of holiday clubs, before and after-school clubs, childminders

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7
Jan

HMRC Self Assessment Deadline

HMRC Self Assessment Deadline Extension: Penalties Waived HMRC have announced on 6th January 2022 they are waiving late filing and late payment penalties for Self-Assessment taxpayers for one month this January 2022 – offering you extra time to complete your 2020 to 2021 tax return and pay any tax due. Of course, Robinsons along with HMRC suggest you file and

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5
Jan

Accounting made simple

Accounting can be time consuming – let’s face facts.  With the New Year finally upon us, we’ve taken the opportunity to make a list of small(!) changes we can all make, to help take the strain out of doing business accounts. Designed for freelancers and SME’s, the Robinson’s North London team are on hand to help, all year round, because

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3
Nov

Autumn Budget 2021

On 27th October, Rishi Sunak announced the Autumn Budget 2021. Due to the scale of the economic damage, whilst Sunak acknowledged that the pandemic isn’t over, he said the Autumn Budget would be a starting point for a post-Covid ‘age of optimism’. He made major announcements on corporation tax, alcohol tax, minimum wage  & airline passenger duty (APD). The big

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4
Oct

Dividend Tax Rise & Rates

The prime minister announced on 9th Sept 2021 a 1.25% Dividend Tax rise from 6 April 2022, and a rise in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) by way of a new Health and Social Care Levy.  The government said the move would raise an additional £600m a year. The new dividend tax rates, which will apply across the UK, are:  Tax

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4
Oct

National Insurance Contributions Rise

  An increase of 1.25% in National Insurance Contributions from 6 April 2022 has been outlined in ‘Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care’ . The National Insurance Contributions rise increase will apply to: Class 1 (paid by employees) Class 4 (paid by self-employed) secondary Class 1, 1A and 1B (paid by employers) The increase will not

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4
Oct

Making Tax Digital ITSA Delay

  Making Tax Digital ITSA (Income Tax Self Assessment) mandation has been delayed again until April 2024. HMRC is nudging taxpayers again with letters about discrepancies between PAYE and benefits reported under RTI, and the details shown on their tax returns. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury released a written statement to the House of Commons on 23 September confirming

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31
Aug

Making Tax Digital Basis Period Reform

Basis Period Reform There are proposed changes to the basis period for Making Tax Digital rules that under discussion currently, which could result in some self-employed businesses being mandated into Making Tax Digital for Income Tax.   Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Based on the current draft regulations, Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD ITSA) will as compulsory,

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