Latest News

Filtered By Category: Taxation

Feb 14 2024

Is your FHL business exceeding the VAT threshold?

Categories: LeisureTaxation

It is crucial to ensure that your business is VAT registered once it breaches the VAT threshold of £85,000. The threshold should be monitored on a rolling 12-month period, and many business operators do not realise this. The supply of FHL accommodation is a standard rated supply with VAT chargeable at 20%. This can have more

Dec 18 2023

New online service for VAT DIY Housebuilder claim

Categories: Property & ConstructionTaxation

HMRC have launched a new online service which allows DIY housebuilders the ability to recover VAT incurred on their build.  This should hopefully speed up the VAT reclaim process. Previously the claims had to be done manually and involved sending paperwork by post to HMRC. For some background information, the DIY Housebuilder scheme tries to more

Aug 16 2023

Maximising tax benefits for leisure sector businesses

Categories: LeisureTaxation

Running a business in the leisure sector is all about bringing joy and relaxation to your customers. However, when it comes to tax, it’s essential to ensure your financial wellbeing stays on ‘cloud nine’. Our EQ Leisure team provide some tips to help your business maximise any available tax benefits. Capital Allowances Remember that you more

May 4 2023

Basis period reform: what does it mean for your farming business?

Categories: AgricultureTaxation

From 6 April 2023, HMRC implemented reforms to the basis period method of assessment which will affect all sole traders, partnerships and LLPs that currently do not prepare their annual accounts to a year ending between 31 March and 5 April. The previous basis period rules Under the previous rules, all unincorporated businesses were assessed more

Apr 21 2023

Basis Period Reform – time to start planning

Categories: LeisureTaxation

The UK Government have confirmed that the basis period reform will go ahead as planned. This means that the profits and losses of sole traders and partnerships, of which many Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) businesses are operated, will be calculated based on the tax year itself, not the accounting period ending in the tax year more