BEWARE: Companies House letter payment demand Scam

Following the recent update to the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill, scammers have been targeting business owners with fake letters and emails claiming to be from Companies House. Letters request a £48 payment to set up enhanced web filing on the Companies House register. This is a scam.

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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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Are You Considering Earning Extra Income Through A Side Hustle In 2024?

Starting from January 1st 2024, HMRS now require selling and service platforms to regularly report your transactions to them. These records will be cross-checked with the income you’ve reported on your tax return, and any disparities may be subject to investigation.

This measure aims to combat tax evasion.

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Happy New Tax Year! Navigate your 2024-25 Tax Year With Ease

Getting ready for the end of your tax year might appear daunting but don’t dread it, consider embracing it. This is an excellent opportunity to organise your business. This is easier when you have a great relationship with your accountant and you keep good records.

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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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