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Top Tips To Choose A Reliable Tax Advisor

Looking for a reliable tax advisor? Want help with your Tax Filing or Self Assessment? Do you want someone who can help you with all your tax queries? You are at the right place. Pro-Taxman Tax Advisors specialise in tax planning, and handle all tax compliance areas including business tax, PAYE, National Insurance, VAT and …

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Employees, can you claim tax relief for expenses of working from home?

The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that more employees worked from home than ever before. This trend looks set to continue following the Government’s latest advice to continue to work from home where you can do so. Further, many business plan to embrace flexible working beyond the end of the pandemic, allowing employees to work from …

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Paying family members

Regardless of the business structure (for example limited company or sole trader) it is possible to employ family members. This has some obvious advantages including matters of trust, reliance and such like, but providing employment and tax laws are adhered to, there may also be financial benefits. Firstly, it is generally permissible for a business …

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Electric Vehicle

Why choosing an electric van for a company car is a wise decision

Electric company vans and the benefit in kind charge If an employee is able to use a company van privately, a benefit in kind tax charge may arise. The exception to this is if the van meets the conditions for a pool van (basically one used by several employees and not generally taken home overnight …

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Company Car

Here’s the latest information on mileage rates for company cars, including the new coronavirus measures and what’s happening with the Advisory Electricity Rate for electric cars.

Company car mileage rates update The company car benefit tax charge does not cover fuel provided for a company vehicle. This means that where an employer pays for all fuel (business and private), a statutory fuel scale benefit charge will be payable, based on the cash equivalent of the benefit each tax year (£24,500 for …

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In this blog we set out the three conditions property must meet to be considered a furnished holiday let and to access all the advantages they bring, and top tip – letting to family or friends at a reduced rate doesn’t count! 

Many Airbnb lets are used as holiday accommodation. From a tax perspective, furnished holiday lettings enjoy some tax advantages over other lets. So, is it possible for an Airbnb let to benefit from these advantages and what conditions must be met? Qualifying conditions Simply letting a property as furnished holiday accommodation is not in itself …

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As business owners we all want to make sure our company is a great place to work. Have you considered giving your employees or even their family members educational scholarships?

Partnership rather than a limited company. We explain why in today’s blog. Employer-funded scholarships Special tax rules apply to scholarships, which include exhibitions, bursaries or other similar education endowments. Provided certain conditions are met, there will be no tax or reporting implications where an employer funds a ‘fortuitous’ scholarship for an employee’s family member. Broadly, …

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There are five conditions that need to be met to get the tax benefits of a pool car.

When is a car a pool car? Rather than allocating specific cars to particular employees, some employers find it preferable to operate a carpool and have a number of cars available for use by employees when they need to undertake a business journey. From a tax perspective, provided that certain conditions are met, no benefit …

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Is the summer party tax-free?

A statutory exemption exists, which allows employers to meet the cost of certain social events for staff without triggering a liability to tax or NICs, providing certain conditions are met. The legislation refers to ‘an annual party or similar annual function’. Although HMRC do not seem to interpret this to mean that the same event …

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Employee Benefits, Tax free

More than 25 million working days are lost annually due to work-related ill health matters, including the two leading causes of workplace absence, namely back injuries and stress, depression or anxiety. There are however, several areas where employers can use tax breaks and exemptions to help promote health and fitness at work. Gym facilities and …

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