28 November

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – Brief Investor’s Guide

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The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced in April 2012 as an offshoot of Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) specifically targeted at boosting early stage investment in start-up companies. To this end, SEIS offers the investor some especially generous tax reliefs: An immediate 50% Income Tax relief on investments under the scheme of up to […]

13 October

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme – The Essential Guide

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For a business start-up seeking early stage investment capital, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), is an invaluable tool in attracting investors. Under SEIS, the company issues shares in return for an investment against which the investor can normally claim tax relief of 50% of their funding. Usually, these shares have a limited lifespan which […]

6 April

2016-17 UK Tax Guide

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We have prepared a free, downloadable 2016-17 UK Tax Guide that provides comprehensive details on the rates and allowances for: Income Tax National Insurance Inheritance tax Capital Gains Tax Corporation Tax Stamp Taxes Individual Savings Accounts Pension Contributions Venture Capital Schemes Value Added Tax Working and Child Tax Credits Car and Fuel Benefits If you […]

17 January

A Guide to Allowable Business Expenses for the Self-Employed

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Much like a Limited Company, if you are Self-Employed, either as a Sole Trader or in Partnership, your business will have various allowable business expenses. These expenses are deducted from your turnover in calculating the taxable profit. Therefore, if the turnover is £60,000 and there re £25,000 of allowable expenses, tax is payable only the […]

17 January

Cash Accounting for the Self-Employed

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If you are Self-Employed and running a small business, cash basis accounting may suit be a better option rather than traditional accounting. Under Cash Accounting, you only declare money as it moves in and out of the business. As a result, at the end of the tax year, there will not be any Income Tax […]

19 April

How to Register for a Tax Return

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If you have not completed a tax return before, you need to register online with HMRC. For everyone except sole traders and partnerships, to register with HMRC click here. For a new sole trader, to register with HMRC click here. For a new partner, to register with HMRC click here. If you are the ‘nominated […]

11 April

What is a Limited Company?

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A Limited Company is a company that is registered at Companies House and governed by its own Articles of Association (these set out the rules company officers must follow when running their companies). In addition a Limited Company must observe and operate within the Companies Act 2006. Upon registration, a Limited Company acquires its own […]

10 April

The First Step on the Journey – A Guide to Self-Employment

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For a growing number of people, working for themselves would be their ideal career path but the paperwork and administration seems daunting. This guide aims to take you through the process in a straightforward manner. The first step is often to run your own business as an individual before considering becoming a Limited Company. This […]

8 April

Simplified Expenses If You Are Self-Employed

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In order to make the administration easier if you are self-employed, the HMRC are permitting you to use an allowance for the business costs of vehicles and for working from home. This is an option and, if it is more beneficial to use the actual costs, this is still fine. For all other business expenses, […]

7 December

The Impact of the Change in Stamp Duty

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The major announcement in the Autumn Statement was the change in Stamp Duty on a residential property.  This guide illustrates the impact this will have. For an individual buying a property under the previous rules, the Stamp Duty was levied a single rate based on the purchase price of the property, as follows: Amount % […]