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23-04-2019
More about Debt Relief Orders

More about Debt Relief Orders

Last week we posted that it is over 10 years since Debt Relief Orders (DROs) were first introduced in April 2009. This week we have fleshed out the details of who can claim and some of the restrictions that apply.

What is a DRO?

A DRO is a special ... read more

23-04-2019
Maternity pay explained

Maternity pay explained

How much maternity leave can you take?

If you work as an employee and become pregnant you are eligible to take up to 52 weeks of statutory maternity leave. This is made up of 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave plus an extra 26 weeks of additional ... read more

23-04-2019
How to register as self-employed

How to register as self-employed

Are you self-employed?

HMRC’s guidance says that you are probably self-employed if you:

run your business for yourself and take responsibility for its success or failure;
have several customers at the same time;
can decide how, where and ... read more

23-04-2019
Dealing with property income losses

Dealing with property income losses

Where a property business makes a loss, the loss can usually be carried forward and set against future rental business profits.

HMRC’s guidance is clear that any losses made in one rental business, cannot be carried across to any other rental ... read more

23-04-2019
VAT and transfer of business as a going concern

VAT and transfer of business as a going concern

The transfer of a business as a going concern (TOGC) rules concern the VAT liability on the sale of a business. Normally the sale of the assets of a VAT registered or VAT registerable business will be subject to VAT at the appropriate rate.

However, ... read more

23-04-2019
Corporation Tax for non-resident companies

Corporation Tax for non-resident companies

Non-resident companies with a trading business in the UK are liable to pay UK Corporation Tax on their profits made through a permanent establishment/branch or agency.

If the non-resident company is deemed liable to pay Corporation Tax, then its ... read more

23-04-2019
VAT registration thresholds

VAT registration thresholds

HMRC’s VAT Notice 700/1: should I be registered for VAT? has recently been updated. The update reflects the fact that the taxable turnover threshold, that determines whether businesses should be registered for VAT has been frozen at ... read more

23-04-2019
Making an EU VAT refund claim

Making an EU VAT refund claim

The VAT paid in other EU countries is often recoverable by VAT-registered businesses in the UK, who bought goods or services for business use. The exact rules of what VAT is refundable depends on the other countries' rules for claiming input tax. ... read more

17-04-2019
Tenth anniversary of first Debt Relief Order

Tenth anniversary of first Debt Relief Order

Debt Relief Orders (DROs) were first introduced in April 2009. The DROs assist people who have small levels of assets and insufficient surplus income to deal with debts under £20,000. In a news release published by the Insolvency Service we are told ... read more

16-04-2019
Estate Agents targeted

Estate Agents targeted

HMRC has launched an unannounced crackdown on money laundering regulation non-compliance by estate agents. This clampdown resulted in over 50 visits by HMRC staff to estate agents across England that were suspected of trading without being registered ... read more