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Dec 3 2019

Can VAT help to boost your profits?

Categories: LeisureTaxation

The VAT Flat Rate Scheme allows some smaller businesses to benefit from paying a lower rate of VAT to HMRC. The scheme is often used by contractor type businesses, but is less widely used in the leisure sector. Instead of declaring the standard 20% on sales, you pay a lower percentage to HMRC that varies more

Nov 22 2019

The rise of contactless payments

Categories: Food & DrinkTaxation

Contactless payments are becoming increasingly popular, especially in the food and drink industry, where it is estimated that half of all debit card transactions are contactless. In the UK, contactless payments on debit and credit cards have a maximum limit of £30 however mobile payment methods, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, are better more

Nov 20 2019

Capital allowances on commercial properties

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

Within commercial properties there are a number of items that might qualify for favourable tax relief. In relation to property construction, capital allowances may be available to a taxpayer on certain capital expenditure, regardless of age, specification or interest held. Capital allowances reduce the amount of tax paid by either an Income or a Corporation Tax more

Oct 29 2019

Electric Vehicles – a tax efficient employee benefit

Categories: TaxationTechnology

Following on from our previous article which considered the tax implications of purchasing a car for use in your business, we now discuss why it is the optimum time to purchase an Electric Vehicle (EV). According to Auto Express, some of the best EV’s to buy in 2019 include brands such as Tesla, Jaguar, Mercedes more

Oct 16 2019

Helping our clients, James Penman Plant Hire, benefit from the increased AIA limit

Categories: Engineering & ManufacturingTaxation

As mentioned in our previous article, the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) limit has been increased from £200,000 to £1million and is valid until 31 December 2020, however many businesses aren’t planning on taking advantage of this higher limit, partly, due to a lack of understanding and awareness. The AIA increase provides a great opportunity for businesses to more

Sep 17 2019

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

Categories: Taxation

HMRC have published new company car advisory fuel rates, which take effect from 1 September 2019. The previous rates can also continue to be used for up to one month from the date the new rates apply. The rates only apply when you either: reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars or require more

Sep 13 2019

Helping our food & drink clients explore ‘untapped’ tax savings

Categories: Food & DrinkTaxation

Research and Development (R&D) tax credits are a government incentive designed to reward UK companies for investing in innovation and we urge food and drink businesses to explore the potentially significant tax savings often associated with manufacturing or scientific companies. Our Taxperts have claimed over £0.5M R&D tax savings for 13 food and drink clients within the last more

Aug 29 2019

Electric vehicles – what are the benefits?

Categories: TaxationTechnology

Climate change is high on everyone’s agenda and with transport accounting for a quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions, interest in Electric Vehicles (EV) is increasing. We are frequently asked to outline the financial and tax benefits of choosing an EV over a conventional vehicle. In Scotland, there are benefits for individuals, and for businesses, more