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    Newsletter issue - August 2021. COVID-19 From 1 August the government contribution will fall to 60%, meaning the employer will need to pay 20% to ensure the employee receives their entitlement of 80% (subject to a £2,500 per month). This will remain in place until the end of September when the scheme is set to…Read More

  • Investors' Relief - the forgotten CGT break?

    Newsletter issue - August 2021. Investors' Relief (IR) was introduced in April 2016 to complement what was then called entrepreneurs' relief. IR is intended to encourage outside investment into smaller entrepreneurial companies by those investors who may not wish to get involved with the day-to-day running of the business. Entrepreneurs' relief, now called Business Asset…Read More

  • Invalid VAT invoices

    Newsletter issue - August 2021. One of the fundamental requirements for re-claiming input tax on a VAT return is the need to have a valid VAT invoice. A valid invoice must include certain requisite information, such as details of the goods or services procured, the VAT registration number of the supplier, their address, and show…Read More

  • Tax-Free Childcare and summer activities

    Newsletter issue - August 2021.HMRC has issued a reminder to working parents that Tax-Free Childcare (TFC), the scheme the government phased in between 2017 and 2018, is not just for "traditional" childcare costs, such as regular hours after school during term time. It's also possible to use the account to pay for things like accredited…Read More

  • August Questions and Answers

    Newsletter issue - August 2021. Q. My partner has been suffering with "long COVID" for several months, and unfortunately has had to leave her job as a result. As our son is in his second year of university, we can't really afford the drop in income, and so I am taking a second job. The…Read More

  • August Key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - August 2021. 1 - Due date for payment of Corporation Tax for accounting periods ending 31 October 2020 2 - P46 (Car) deadline for quarter to 5 July 2021 7 - Electronic VAT return and payment due for quarter ended 31 June 2021 16 - Claim deadline for employers for furlough days…Read More

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