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…

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Employment allowance – Have you claimed it?

The National Insurance employment allowance enables eligible employers to reduce the amount of employer’s National Insurance that they pay over to HMRC. The allowance, which is set at £4,000 for…

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Grants for self-employed people if your business has been adversely affected after 14 July 2020

Claiming the second grant under the SEISS Claims for the second grant under the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) can be made from 17 August 2020 onwards. Who can claim?…

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The extent to which a company car remains available for an employee’s private use explained.

Company car ‘availability’ during the Covid-19 pandemic For many, their working patterns changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Some employees were required to work from home, some were…

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If you have forgotten to file your tax return or have made a mistake leading to a penalty and you or a family member were ill with coronavirus, this might be allowed as a ‘reasonable excuse’. In today’s blog we explain what reasonable excuses are and how coronavirus might fall into this category.

Twitter: Reasonable excuse – does coronavirus count? HMRC may allow an appeal against a penalty if the taxpayer has a ‘reasonable excuse’ for why, say, they filed a return late…

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Have you reduced your rent or let family and friends stay in one of your properties during the pandemic?

Tax implications of uncommercial lets There are various circumstances in which a landlord may let a property at rate which is below the current market rate or, indeed, allow the…

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