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HMRC has reminded self assessment taxpayers to declare any COVID-19 grant payments on their 2020/21 tax return. According to HMRC, more than 2.7 million customers claimed at least one Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) payment up to 5 April 2021. The tax authority says these grants are taxable and customers should declare them on their 2020/21 tax return before the ...

The standard three-day waiting time for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be reinstated for coronavirus (COVID-19)-related claims from 25 March 2022, unless the government intervenes. Under standard rules in the UK, employers do not have to pay SSP to an employee until the fourth qualifying day in the Period of Incapacity for Work (PIW). The PIW is a period of sickness lasting fou ...

From 1 April 2022, there are changes to both the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW). Current and future rates of National Living/Minimum Wage are as follows:   Rate from April 2022 Current rate (April 2021 to March 2022 Increase National Living Wage £9.50 £8.91 6.6% 21-22 Year Old Rate £9.18 £8.36 9.8% 18-20 Year Old Rate ...

In light of the influx of government support measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC is in the process of issuing notices to self assessment taxpayers, reminding them to ensure that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return. This year, in addition to the regular self assessment disclosures, taxpayers will also have to declar ...

HMRC has recently issued letters targeting UK residents who hold cryptoassets (such as BitCoin) to consider their capital gains tax (CGT) position. In the letter, HMRC have advised taxpayers to determine whether they have made a disposal of such assets – in the 2020/21 tax year or earlier – and have set out further points on how taxpayers should then proceed. Individuals need ...

The government has doubled the period for filing and payment of capital gains tax (CGT) on residential property from 30 days to 60 days. The measure was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the recent Autumn Budget. The change applies from 27 October 2021. It sees the deadline for residents to report and pay CGT after selling UK residential property increase from 30 days af ...

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has predicted that millions of people will be worse off in 2022 as a result of spiralling costs and tax rises. Responding to the Autumn Budget, the IFS predicted that low-income families will be squeezed by a rise in the cost of living. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) recently warned that the cost of living is set to rise at it ...

Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. Download Autumn Budget Report PDF Additionally, throughout the Summary you will find informative comments to help you assess the effect that the proposed changes may have on you personally. Don’t forget, we can help to ensure that your accounts are accurate and fully compli ...

HMRC has confirmed that almost 800,000 employees who have been working from home during the pandemic have already claimed tax relief on household related costs. The saving is worth up to £125 per year for each employee, and eligible workers can claim the full year's entitlement if they have been told to work from home by their employer, even if it has been for just one day dur ...

The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2021, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2021. The process of gathering the necessary information and completing the forms can take some time, so it is important that this process is not left to the last minute. Employees pay tax on benefits pr ...