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17 Mar 2020

Winding up your personal service company

Come April, many workers who have been providing their services through an intermediary, such as a personal service company, may find that their company is no longer needed. This may be because they fall within the off-payroll wo...

27 Feb 2020

Mileage allowance payments – what is NIC-free?

Employees frequently use their cars for work and may be paid a mileage allowance by their employer for doing so. Employers are generally familiar with the rates that can be paid tax-free; however, it is easy to assume (wron...

15 Nov 2019

Self-employed – How to calculate your payments on account

The deadline for filing the self-assessment tax return for 2018/19 is 31 January 2020. This is also the date by which any outstanding tax for 2018/19 must be paid and, where payments need to be made on account, t...

21 Mar 2019

Importance of registering for child benefit even if the High-Income Child Benefit charge applies

Parents affected by the High-Income Child Benefit charge (HICBC) can be forgiven for thinking that there is no point of registering for child benefit if they are only going...

24 Aug 2018

Employment allowance – have you claimed it?

The employment allowance is a National Insurance allowance which is available to qualifying employers. The allowance reduces employers’ (secondary) Class 1 National Insurance by up to the £3,000.

The allowance is set at £3,000...

8 Jun 2018

Paying voluntary Class 3 contributions

Voluntary National Insurance contributions can be paid to plug gaps in your contributions record.

To receive the full single-tier pension (which is payable to individuals who reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016), an ind...

8 Mar 2018

Profit Extraction - Taking A Salary

There are various ways of taking money out of a company and each method has its own tax and National Insurance consequences, both for the company and the recipient. In this article, we will look at extracting money in the form of...

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