Basis periods if accounting date is changed

Basis periods if accounting date is changed

The assessment of self-employed or partnerships profits is usually relatively straight-forward if the accounting date, to which annual accounts are prepared, falls between 31 March and 5 April. However, overlap profits can arise where a business year end date is not...
When the cash basis scheme may not be suitable

When the cash basis scheme may not be suitable

The cash basis scheme helps many sole traders and other unincorporated businesses who benefit from a simpler way of managing their financial affairs. The scheme is not open to limited companies and limited liability partnerships. The scheme allows qualifying...
Self-employed – setting off losses

Self-employed – setting off losses

There are a number of tax reliefs available for self-employed taxpayers that make a loss carrying on their trade, profession or vocation (collectively referred to as a ‘trade’) and for their share of trading losses in any partnerships. For the 2019-20...
Property and Trading Income Allowance

Property and Trading Income Allowance

Two separate £1,000 tax allowances for property and trading income were introduced in April 2017. If you have both types of income highlighted below then you can get a £1,000 allowance for each. The £1,000 exemptions from tax apply to: If you make up...
Rules on waiving income or donating to charities

Rules on waiving income or donating to charities

HMRC has published a new press release that provides some advice for people choosing to give up their income to support their business or donate to charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Employers, directors and employees have several options to support a...
Claiming tax relief on work-related expenses

Claiming tax relief on work-related expenses

Employees who need to buy substantial equipment to use as part of their employment may be able to claim tax relief based on the initial cost. In most cases you can claim tax relief on the full cost of this type of equipment as it usually qualifies for a type of...