Employment Related Shares and Securities transactions : time to report to HMRC

Companies have until 6 July 2024 to inform HMRC about ‘Employment Related Securities’ (ERS) arising in the tax year that ended 5 April, 2024. These are securities acquired by a person ‘by reason of employment’. ‘Securities’ include shares and share options – failure of the company to inform HMRC, could mean heavy penalties. If you haven’t already registered your scheme, and your employees have, for example, acquired shares in your company or options to acquire them, then you need to take action.

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How Long Do I Have To Live In A Property To Get Tax Relief When Selling It?

Principal Private Residence (PPR) relief can wipe out or significantly reduce the tax you owe when selling your home. A Principal Private Residence (PPR) is a house or apartment which you own and occupy as your only, or main, residence.

There isn’t a simple answer so speak to your tax adviser. You must prove that you intended to make it your permanent residence.

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Safeguard Your Business: HMRC Alerts on VAT Bank Details Fraud

In a recent development, HMRC has issued a critical warning regarding fraudulent activities targeting businesses’ VAT repayments. Exploiting Form VAT 484, fraudsters manipulate businesses’ contact, return, and bank details, posing a significant threat to financial security.

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UK Tax Rates for 2024-25 – Key Changes

The start of the 2024-25 tax year is almost here. It is important to understand any changes to UK tax rates and allowances because this allows you to make the most of the opportunities available to you. This applies to your business, and for you personally.

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Updates to National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and Tax Policies – Spring Budget April 2024

Changes to National Insurance contributions (NICs) and tax policies have been announced by the Chancellor. Take a look at the upcoming adjustments, including reductions in NICs rates for employees and the self-employed, changes to Capital Gains Tax rates, the introduction of a new British ISA allowance, updates to VAT registration thresholds, and plans to extend Full Expensing to leased assets. These changes are effective from 6 April 2024 and aim to support individuals and foster investment in promising UK enterprises.

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HMRC’s New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) for Company Cars: from 1st March 2024

Changes have been made by HMRC to the advisory fuel rates (AFRs) for all journeys on or after 1 March 2024 for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer. The rates are reviewed quarterly and are applicable where employers reimburse employees for business travel (company cars); or where employers require employees to repay the cost of private travel

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HMRC call to action is clear: Stay Alert, Stay Informed – Tax Refund Scams are on the rise.

HMRC is warning people about fake messages claiming to offer tax refunds. They say scammers are trying to trick people into giving away their personal information or bank details. Remember, HMRC will never contact you by email, text, or phone for a refund.

These scams are on the rise, especially as tax season comes to an end. Cybercriminals are using fake websites and messages to steal people’s money and personal information. Be careful with any unexpected messages asking for personal details or offering refunds.

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Maximising Tax Efficiency: The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Financial Planning by HB Accountants

As we near the end of the tax year on 5 April 2024, it’s essential to take stock of your family and business finances. Although tax rates and thresholds remain stagnant, the government’s tax revenue keeps climbing. Nonetheless, there are still plenty of practical ways to manage your affairs tax-efficiently, and we’re here to guide you through some of these strategies.

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Unbelievable excuses for tax returns that miss the Jan 31st filing deadline

The deadline for submitting your Self Assessment tax returns online for the tax year 22-23 is fast approaching! Tax returns must be filed by 11.59pm on 31 January 2024 and any tax owed from the 2021/22 tax year must also be paid to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by this date – you won’t believe some of the laughable excuses HMRC have received in the past for late submissions

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