Company tax


To help ensure your company pays the least amount of tax possible


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Letter
Election for alternative maximum age basisCompanies looking to raise finance via an enterprise investment scheme have to receive their first tranche of funding within seven years of their first commercial sale. However, if the company qualifies as a ... Read more
16 Apr 2018
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Checklist
Checklist of employment status factorsIf HMRC decides that an individual contractor should have been treated as your employee, it will ask you to pay the tax and NI that should have beendeducted from their pay through PAYE, plus the employers' NI.  T... Read more
05 Apr 2018
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Letter
VAT voluntary disclosure of error letterIf you discover an error on a VAT return, you will need to correct it. In most cases this can be done simply by amending your next return, but where the error results in an increase in your VAT liability you sh... Read more
22 Mar 2018
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Letter
Reasonable excuse letterHMRC has a wide range of penalties available to it. Many of these can be reduced while others can be removed completely where you have a reasonable excuse for the action which gave rise to the penalty. Having a reasonable excu... Read more
13 Mar 2018
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Policy
Employee - provision of home telephone policyIf one or more of your employees work from home and need a landline phone for work purposes, you might agree to provide the equipment and pay the rent and call charges. HMRC may argue that a benefit in kin... Read more
19 Feb 2018
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Policy
Cars and car allowances policyIf you provide your employees with a car you can use a policy to set the terms and conditions of its use. If only a couple of employees have company cars, you might find it easier to include the provision in their contra... Read more
16 Feb 2018
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Letter
VAT - request for a written rulingIf you have a VAT problem and can't find the answer in any of HMRC's published guidance, you can ask it for a written ruling. However, HMRC is often reluctant to provide one and it usually directs you to its guidance. ... Read more
31 Jan 2018
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Checklist
VAT return checklistMaking a mistake on your VAT return will result in under or overpaying VAT. This might mean losing out on VAT you can reclaim or underpaying which can result in financial penalties. Our VAT return checklist can help you reduce err... Read more
31 Jan 2018
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Letter
PAYE - letter of disclosure If HMRC has told you that one of its officers will be visiting you to carry out a PAYE compliance review, it's advisable to make your own check that your records are in good order. You should notify HMRC ahead of the visit ... Read more
19 Jan 2018
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Letter
Request for closure of enquiry letterIf you believe you've given HMRC all the information it has requested, you can ask it to close the enquiry. Your first step is to write a letter asking for the enquiry to be closed or for details of the further inf... Read more
19 Jan 2018