This week HMRC have announced they are to increase support for mid-sized businesses to help as they move towards expansion. In order to qualify these businesses must have more than 20 employees or a turnover of over £10 million. This new Growth Support Service will offer specialist tax experts’ advice tailored to the individual business. If you meet the criteria you can apply online. This service follows the introduction of the Small Business Online Forum last month. This online service provides support for newly launched businesses and those self-employed. If you require one-to-one support with your financial records or would
Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his budget on Wednesday 8th March and defended the generally controversial changes to Class 4 NIC on Thursday 9th March. The changes are widely unpopular as they appear to break a 2015 manifesto pledge not to raise taxes. But politics aside, what are the facts behind Chancellor Hammond’s budget? How will it affect you and your business? For full details of what this budget means for self-employed business owners contact Jenny who can advise on all tax matters. Read the full budget here A copy can be downloaded here Or read the summary from the .gov.uk
In a little over a year, many businesses will be required to keep digital records of their finances. Sole traders, small businesses, including landlords and the self-employed, will be required to keep records of their income and expenditure digitally, and send summary updates quarterly to HMRC from their software or app. It is estimated that £8billion is lost to HMRC each year due to avoidable taxpayer errors. This failure, along with the drive to turn the department into a modern digital online service provider are the objectives behind the changes. Contact Jenny at JMJ Bookkeeping for full details of what the
The next deadline for submitting your tax return falls on 31 January and this is for online submissions. Don’t forget about this deadline. If you have any queries regarding your tax affairs please contact us. We can help with personal and business tax returns and ensure that your financial records and books are up to date. Don’t fool yourself into thinking the deadline is open to negotiation. HM Revenue and Customs reveal here the top 10 worst excuses for missing the deadline. If you are planning to make 2017 the year you take the plunge into self-employment, speak to us.
Update for business owners. The Autumn Statement was Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first major announcement since taking office. As well as new information about the state of the UK economy, it included some key points for small businesses. Tax The tax free personal allowance will rise to £12,500, and the higher rate threshold to £50,000, by the end of the parliament. The personal allowance will rise at least in line with inflation from that point. The Chancellor said the government had put a “business-led recovery” at the heart of their plan. Following this, he confirmed that corporation tax will fall to
Different ways to submit your tax return Depending on how you choose to submit your tax return, the deadline for submitting it will be different. Paper tax returns need to be filed by 31 October. So for tax returns relating to the year April 2015 to April 2016, for example, all paper returns should be submitted by 31 October 2016. If you are not registered to file your tax return online you have already missed the deadline for paper returns. Contact us on 01677470780 if you are worried in any way about your tax submissions. Ask for Jenny. I can help.
Jenny from JMJ Bookkeeping is based in West Tanfield, less than 6 miles from Ripon and with excellent access to the A1. Jenny is highly experience in book-keeping, filing tax and VAT returns and can assist you with all the necessary paperwork which allows you to get on with the important job of running your business! With over 20 years working for the department of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Jenny has now been self-employed since 2006. Her speciality is new start ups and with extremely competitive price structures, Jenny can help you achieve your business dreams!