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What is the Annual Investment Allowance?

The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) is a generous tax relief that was first introduced in 2008. The AIA allows for the total amount of qualifying expenditure on plant, machinery, commercial vehicles and other qualifying equipment to be deducted

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Options to close down a limited company

There are a number of reasons why a limited company may no longer be required and can be shut down. This may be because the limited company structure no longer suits a client's needs, the business is no longer active, or the company is insolvent.

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Planning a Christmas party?

Now is the time that many businesses are planning a Christmas celebration for staff as well as possibly for partners/spouses, clients and prospective clients. The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a

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Get information about a company

There is a significant amount of information that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and storing company information and making company information

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Claiming Entrepreneurs’ relief

Entrepreneurs' relief applies to the sale of a business, shares in a trading company or an individual’s interest in a trading partnership. Where this relief is available, CGT of 10% is payable in place of the standard rate. There are a

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Reporting employee changes

There are rules that businesses must follow when they are reporting employee changes. These changes must be sent to HMRC using a Full Payment Submission (FPS). The FPS is a submission that you need to make to HMRC every time you pay your employees

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Duty-free shopping to make a comeback?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has said that the Government will reintroduce duty-free shopping with EU countries in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This would mean that passengers travelling to EU countries would be able

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VAT changes for CIS Sub-contractors delayed

The VAT rule changes for building contractors and sub-contractors that were expected to come into effect imminently, have been delayed for 12 months until 1 October 2020. This surprise announcement followed intense lobbying by the construction

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Trading income priority rules

There is specific tax legislation that seeks to determine which charge takes priority where two different charges could potentially apply to the same income. These rules are known as the 'priority rules'. HMRC manuals state that for Income

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