Tag: Tax

Do I need to repay any of the SEISS Grants I got?

HMRC are now writing to more and more sole-traders who have incorrectly claimed any one of the FIVE SEISS (self employment income support scheme) grants during 2020 and 2021 demanding repayment. You should be aware of the conditions for repayment and make the necessary arrangements to repay sooner rather than wait for HMRC to add…

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October 2021 Autumn Budget headlines

NI & Dividend tax increase 1.25% National Insurance will increase from 6th April 2022 by 1.25%. This means that if you are an employee or a sole trader earning £30,000 a year, you will have to pay an extra £255 in tax. If you are the employer, then you’d have to pay an extra £255…

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Saving tax as a company director

How to maintain tax efficiency as a small business company director of your own limited company with the impending increase in dividend tax from April 2022 From the 6th April 2022 the tax cost of drawing dividends from your limited company will increase by 1.25% Currently, dividends are taxed on basic rate taxpayers at 7.5%,…

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LeeP Accountant guide to the P11D – what is it and should I be worried?

If you’re an employer and provided expenses or benefits to employees or directors in the previous tax year ended 5th April 2018, you might need to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and pay tax and National Insurance on them. Examples of expenses and benefits include: Company cars Health insurance Travel and entertainment expenses Childcare…

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Christmas party tax tip

If you’re having a Christmas party (or any other annual event) there is an exemption of up to £150/pp you can spend and it’s all tax free! The conditions The total cost must not exceed £150 per head, per year. £150 includes VAT together with any extra costs such as transport and accommodation. The £150…

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Should Small Business Owners Still Form A Limited Company?

“With the much reduced dividend allowance coming in from April 2018, does it still make sense to form a limited company or should I continue to operate as a sole-trader?” This is a question I get asked all the time and the answer, unfortunately, is “it depends”. Forming a limited company can often be driven…

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Switching Accountants – The How To Guide – As Easy As 123

Changing Accountants Switching your accountant, much the same as switching your gas and electricity supplier, can feel like a stressful task that you want to avoid even when you’re not fully satisfied with the services you’re getting. Sometimes people just want to avoid those awkward “goodbyes” and think that they have to endure this when…

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Think you’re too small for an Accountant? – think again…

LeeP are local chartered accountants who specialise in small businesses and start ups. We often hear “we will get an accountant when we are a bit bigger” from start up business owners; however, did you realise that LeeP aren’t there just to do your books? We are here to guide you through the initial stages of…

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