1.8 million people miss the Self-Assessment filing deadline

The pressures of COVID-19 have understandably affected many individuals’ ability to file their self-assessment tax return by the 31st January 2021 deadline. HMRC has confirmed that approximately 1.8 million people have missed the filing deadline. Don’t worry, if you missed the deadline HMRC has issued necessary guidance about the next steps to take to file your tax return.

What should private sector organisations already have done to prepare for changes to off-payroll legislation (IR35)?

The much-debated changes to off-payroll in the private sector (IR35) are coming into effect in April 2021. As a result, private sector organisations should already have reliable procedures to ensure each member of their temporary workforce receives a fair IR35 status assessment. This article will set out to answer the question – what should private sector organisations already have done to prepare for changes to off-payroll legislation (IR35)?

How will upcoming changes to off-payroll in the private sector (IR35) impact limited company contractors?

Having been delayed for 12 months in response to the coronavirus pandemic, changes to off-payroll in the private sector (IR35) will be coming into effect in April 2021. This doesn’t mean the end of contracting through a limited company in the private sector. However, it does mean that contractors with a personal service company (PSC) will no longer be able to determine their IR35 status. Instead, it’ll become the end-clients responsibility (if they’re classified as a medium or large sized organisation). Keep reading and find out more about how the upcoming changes to off-payroll in the private sector (IR35) will impact limited company contractors.

A contractor’s guide to tax planning for the end of the 2020/21 tax year

With the end of the tax year just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about arranging your tax affairs as efficiently as possible before the new tax year commences on 6th April 2021. Please continue reading for detailed summaries of tax reliefs, allowances and rates that apply to businesses and individuals, and how to maximise them for the remainder of 2020/21.