Jackson Stephen Blog

This is where we air our opinions or pass on our thoughts and comments on occasion, when the mood takes us. Usually about business matters, it must be said.

The general idea is to disprove the notion that accountants say nothing at dinner parties! We have even been known to be amusing! Read on.

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Advisory Fuel Rate for Company Cars

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees' private mileage using their company car from 1 September 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets.

07-Oct-2019

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Diary of Main Tax Events - October/November 2019

Diary of Main Tax Events - October/November 2019

7-Oct-2019

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Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge Review

The Chancellor, Sajid Javid has commissioned a review of the Loan Charge to consider whether the policy is an appropriate way of dealing with disguised remuneration loan schemes used by individuals who entered directly into these schemes to avoid paying tax.

07-Oct-2019

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Don’t Forget There May Be Tax to Pay on Your Dividends in January

The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the introduction of new rates of tax on dividends. For many taxpayers that means more tax to pay on dividends on 31 January each year.

07-Oct-2019

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Time for an Electric Company Car?

The government has announced that there will be a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars for the year 6th April 2020 to 5th April 2021 only.

07-Oct-2019

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Does your business complete customs declarations? If so, you can apply for grant funding for training and IT improvements

There are 2 grants available to help your business complete customs declarations, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

You can apply for just one of the grants, or both and you can use the funding to reimburse what your business has spent on relevant IT improvements and training since 31 July 2019, as well as in the future.

25-Sep-2019

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Help for Brexit – a series of webinars, seminars and workshops to get you Brexit ready

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the Business Growth Hub and North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce have arranged a programme of events to help businesses consider how they can plan and implement change for when the UK leaves the EU on 31st October. The events are a good opportunity to get some practical advice, business insight and support to get your business Brexit ready.

25-Sep-2019

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Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge - 1st October 2019 Deadline Approaches

Individuals who haven’t yet settled or haven’t reached a settlement agreement with HMRC must report details of any loans that:
1. Were outstanding on 5 April 2019 or;
2. Were repaid/written off between 16 March 2019 and 5 April 2019 (the only allowable repayment is one made in cash).

16-Sep-2019

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Get ready for Brexit

There is still uncertainty around what Brexit will mean and planning for a “No Deal” seems very sensible. As it stands the Government insists that the UK will leave the EU ‘with’ or ‘without’ a deal on 31 October 2019.

12-Sep-2019

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The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) VAT Reverse Charge - now delayed until 1 October 2020

The start date for the introduction of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) VAT Reverse Charge has been delayed for 12 months to 1 October 2020.

11-Sep-2019

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