If you start working for yourself, you must register with HM Revenue & Customs within the first three full months of self employment in order to avoid a penalty for failure notification.
If you form a partnership, you must register it separately with HM Revenue & Customs even if the partners have previously been self employed. If the partners are new to business, they must also register individually. Partnerships are registered with a dedicated HM Revenue & Customs partnership team, based at Longbenton near Newcastle.
How the tax system works for companies.
Detailed guidance on the operation of VAT, VAT schemes and essential VAT information.
Real Time Information is now in operation. But why pay more tax and NI contributions than you need to? We can help you to minimise your liabilities, while ensuring that you comply with your obligations. Just view our PAYE and NI guides to find out more.
For many years, people leaving jobs to become self-employed were advised to instead set up one man companies to provide their services; offering the security of a limited liability company and significant national insurance savings. We offer a brief introduction into IR35.
There are special tax rules affecting the construction industry, which are designed to ensure that tax is paid by workers in the sector whether they are employed or self employed.
The use of mileage rates is an optional alternative to keeping detailed records of actual expenditure. For either method, journeys must be made wholly and exclusively for business purposes.
Tax planning is the legal process of arranging your affairs to minimise a tax liability, and with more than 200 such provisions specifically written into tax law, there are many areas in which planning can deliver tax savings.
Very few expenses are tax-deductible from earnings from employment, though a number of settled tax cases have confirmed that the scope is wider than previously thought.
It is a fundamental part of the self assessment system that responsibility lies with you, the taxpayer, to file tax returns and pay the correct amount of tax, and before the payment deadline - you must not wait for HM Revenue & Customs to ask.
Planning to minimise the liability to IHT is a team effort involving you and your professional adviser. To enable long-term planning to be set in place, it is important to carefully consider your planning options before making decisions about your financial planning and the distribution of your estate.
All you need to know about residence and the £50,000/£30,000 non-domicile charge.
These tax credits replaced Working Families' Tax Credit, Disabled Person's Tax Credit and Children's Tax Credit and the child-related elements of Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance. These operate until 2014 for existing claimants.
Details of how the tax system works with company cars.
Details of the rates and types of stamp taxes.
This is a summary of the key filing and payment dates.