When do you complete your self-assessment? In 2018 over 30,000 taxpayers submitted their self-assessments in the final hour before the deadline on 31st January. Almost 750,000 people missed the deadline altogether. It is advised that you avoid this busy period and complete your self-assessment before Christmas.
Christmastime is a great time to be rewarded for a year of hard work – and contractors can benefit too. Whether you’re a one-person limited company or a company with 50+ employees, you can claim for some Christmas party expenses to be exempt from tax and National Insurance (NI).
Private sector contractors’ right to decide their own IR35 status is being taken away from April 2020 when they are engaged by a medium or large-sized client and working through an intermediary such as a limited company. With these changes coming into effect, it’s good to know how end-clients and agencies may handle IR35 in such instances.
Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled Budget 2018 on Monday 29 October 2018 – his last before Brexit. Overall, the reception to the Budget has been greeted with mixed emotions, but it is fair to say that some of the announcements are more positive than many predicted.
The Loan Charge Action Group is hoping for a Judicial Review to challenge the lawfulness of the government’s most brutal effort yet to tackle tax avoidance. We discuss this and how you can settle your tax affairs – if you are affected – in our latest blog on the 2019 Loan Charge.