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Insider Magazine

Our Tax Insider Magazine will keep you updated and informed on everything you need to know about within the Business Finance world. You can download all of our Tax Insider Magazine issues below.

April 2021-

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Three-month extension for business rates holiday
  • Covid-19 loans replaced by new recovery loan scheme
  • Guidance issued from Treasury for final self-employment grants
  • Deregistration and Registration thresholds frozen for VAT until 2024/25

You can download the April 2021 issue of our Insider Magazine here –

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March 2021 – 

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Opt-in to the new VAT deferral payment scheme by 31 March 2021
  • Personal allowance and higher-rate threshold to increase by 0.5%
  • Changes to prompt-payment code aim to end late payments
  • Record number of people miss the self-assessment deadline due to COVID-19

You can download the March 2021 issue of our Insider Magazine here –

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February 2021 – 

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Businesses Offered New Government Grants
  • Pre-Christmas Furlough Extension Indicates Redundancies
  • Record Number of Small Businesses Set To Close in 2021
  • 25 Year Low in Retail Sales

You can download the February 2021 issue of our Insider Magazine here –

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January 2021 –

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Annual Investment Allowance Extended
  • Last Reminders for 2019/20 Tax Returns
  • Freeze on Business Rates for 2021/22
  • National Living Wage to Increase

You can download the January 2021 issue of our Insider Magazine here –

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December 2020 –

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Life after Brexit for VAT Registered Traders
  • Furlough Scheme further extended
  • OTS urges Capital Gains Tax Overhaul
  • Fears Tax Returns May affect SEISS Claims

You can download the December issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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November 2020 –

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Increase in Grant for Self Employed
  • Furlough Scheme extended
  • Spring Tax Hikes
  • Some Bounce-Back Loans May Never be Repaid

You can download the November issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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October 2020 –

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • National Living Wage Set to Freeze
  • New Support Measures Amid Second-Wave Fears
  • Calls for Extension to The Annual Investment Allowance
  • £3.5 Billion in Fraudulent Furlough Claims

You can download the October issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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September 2020 – 

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Video Witnessed Wills Becoming Legal
  • Late Payments Crisis During Lockdown
  • Furloughed Workers and Redundancy Pay Protection
  • Firms ‘Unable to Prepare’ for Brexit changes

You can download the September issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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August 2020 – 

The topics covered in this month’s edition are:

  • Capital Gains Tax Review
  • Second phase of Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
  • Making Tax Digital changes
  • Workplace pension changes

You can download the August issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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July 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • UK Recession
  • Reverse charge VAT delay
  • Furlough scheme clarified
  • Self-Employed grants are liable for tax and NI

You can download the July issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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June 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Furlough scheme extension
  • Billions claimed during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 UK recession
  • HMRC relax their stance on home office equipment until 2021/22

You can download the June issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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May 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • VAT changes for food and drink
  • Self-employed can claim support in May
  • Petition to change virus support for the self-employed
  • Tax digital phase two suspended until 2021

You can download the May issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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April 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • COVID-19 postpones off-payroll extension to the private sector
  • Coronavirus Pandemic one-year business rates holiday
  • Annual pension allowance increases by £90,000
  • Entrepreneurs’ relief lifetime limit drops from £10m to £1m

You can download the April issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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March 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Record number of self-assessment tax returns in 2018/19
  • Scotland freeze income tax rate following finance secretary resignation
  • Government set to extend off-payroll rules to private sector in April
  • The National Insurance threshold for 2020/21 set to rise

You can download the March issue of our Insider Magazine here – 

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February 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • HMRC report many taxpayers filed tax returns during festive period
  • Report into the loan charge explained
  • The impact of the 6.2% national living wage increase for employers
  • Retailers continue to struggle over festive period

You can download the February issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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January 2020 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Struggling small businesses and the importance of cashflow
  • IR35 changes
  • Tax returns for large earners
  • Full budget to be released in February

You can download the January issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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December 2019 –

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Delay to loan charge leaves thousands in limbo
  • MOJ finally abandons plans to increase probate fees
  • Postpone Off-Payroll extension to the private sector until 2021
  • Treasury committee demands urgent business rates reform

You can download the December issue of our Insider Magazine here –

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November 2019-

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Messages aim to promote pension saving for self-employed
  • Stamp Duty down 7%
  • Record number paying Inheritance Tax
  • Employers need help to absorb National Living Wage hike

You can download the November issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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October 2019 – 

The articles covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Most VAT registered businesses are signed up for Making Tax Digital
  • Smaller employers risk losing the Employment Allowance in 2020
  • Self-employed owe £1.6 BN to HMRC in late payments for 2017/18
  • Regulators slams poor standards of charity accounts audits

You can download the October issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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September 2019 – 

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Treasury to review tapered annual allowance as dispute rumbles on
  • Retailers unite in call for business rates solution
  • Javid ‘to broaden the apprenticeship levy into a wider skills levy’
  • One month until reverse charge VAT for construction services comes in

You can download the September issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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August 2019 –

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Demand for digital skills among businesses tipped to ‘skyrocket’
  • Businesses urged to inform staff of tax-free childcare
  • Rules on gifts made to loved ones should be simplified, says the OTS
  • Treasury urged to rethink buy-to-let crackdown

You can download the August issue of our Insider Magazine here-

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July 2019 –

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • HMRC error affects payments on account bills for some taxpayers
  • Most gifters are ‘unclear on inheritance tax rules’
  • Non-compliant employers face auto-enrolment spot-checks
  • Calls grow for delay in extending IR35 to the private sector

You can download the July issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019 – 07

 

June 2019 –

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Small business owners hit out at ‘unfair’ UK tax system
  • Retirees taxed £4BN more than previously thought
  • Government urged to introduce stamp duty tax break for downsizing
  • CBI: ‘Unsustainable’ business rates system in need of reform

 You can download the June issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019- 06

 

May 2019 –

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • MP’s call for break-up of big four’s accountancy services
  • HMRC announces delays to Probate fee increase
  • Landlords feeling the pinch as tax measures begin to bite
  • First VAT- registered businesses enter into Making Tax Digital

 You can download the May issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019-05

 

April 2019 –

The articles that are covered in this month’s issue are:

  • Government consults on new stamp duty surcharge
  • Thousands face huge tax avoidance bills
  • Ministers give thumps-up for probate revamp
  • Apprenticeship ‘starts’ fall by a quarter

 You can download the April issue of our Insider Magazine here-   JDA – Insider – 2019-04

 

March 2019 –

The articles included in this month are:

  • HMRC error hits early-paying self-assessment taxpayers
  • Minimum contributions rise to 3% for employers in April
  • Making Tax Digital for VAT: only one month to go
  • Government launches service to prepare firms for EU exit

You can download the March issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019-03

 

February 2019 –

The articles included in this month are:

  • Auto-enrolment fines rise 146%
  • Dual-registration service passes 200,000 milestone
  • Partners hit by avoidable ISA tax charge
  • Think tank proposes tax changes to save 7 billion

You can download the February issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019-02

 

January 2019 –

The articles included in this month’s magazine are:

  • Businesses getting to grips with apprenticeship levy
  • Research and Development Investment growth
  • OTS calls for inheritance tax system to be digitised
  • Potential delays in the rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD)

You can download the January issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2019-01

 

December 2018 –

The articles included in this month’s magazine are:

  • Annual investment allowance is due to rise to £1m
  • Small business to see a reduction to their business rates
  • IR35 to be extended to the private sector
  • Higher rate taxpayers hit by National Insurance rise

You can download the December issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2018-12

 

November 2018 –

The articles included in this month’s magazine are:

  • The success rates of small business that applied for finance in 2018
  • Small business are unprepared and are not ready for a no-deal Brexit
  • Chancellor announces changed to apprenticeship levy
  • The announcement of the 2018 Budget

You can download the November issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2018-11

 

October 2018 –

The articles included in this month’s magazine are:

  • Chancellor considers abolishing dividend allowance.
  • The number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen 31% in the last 12 months.
  • Treasury shelves plan to scrap class 2 NICs
  • IPPR leads call to replace inheritance tax system as part of a set of proposals for major reform to the UK tax system.

You can download the October issue of our Insider Magazine here-  JDA – Insider – 2018-10

May 2021

The lifetime pensions allowance

Following the Spring Budget on 3 March 2021, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed his plan to protect the economy. As part of the plan, Sunak announced that among other allowances and thresholds, the lifetime pension allowance would remain at £1,073,100 until 5 April 2026. Take a look at our latest guide to find out how it may impact you. 

You can download the full article on this here – 

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What are the tax implications of furnished holiday lets? 

Owning and letting out a holiday home can be a lucrative way of investing and earning income. You may be wondering if now could be the right time to invest in owning and letting out a holiday home. Take a look at our latest guide to make sure you understand the tax implications.

You can download the full article on this here – 

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April 2021

Personal Tax Planning 2021/22

Many businesses and individuals waited with bated breath for the Spring Budget 2021. It certainly wasn’t as doom and gloom as first thought. From the Budget, it is clear you must take control over your personal finances. Take a look at how the budget has impacted personal tax planning for 2021/22 in our latest guide. 

You can download the full article on this here – 

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The future of Corporation Tax 

Many business owners will remember a time when Corporation Tax was 28%. This rate was slashed to the current rate of 19% back in 2010.  To encourage more business investment there were initially plans to reduce Corporation Tax even further, to as low as 17% in 2020. However, plans for the reduction were scrapped in late 2019. Take a look at the proposed changes for Corporation Tax by reading our latest guide. 

You can download the full article on this here – 

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March 2021

National Insurance Planning 

You know your National Insurance contributions fund state pensions, benefits, and our wonderful NHS but did you know they are paid differently depending on your employment? Take a look at our latest guide for more information. 

You can download the full article on this here – 

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IR35 in the private sector

Back in 2017, changes were brought into the public sector which meant that off-payroll workers no longer decided if they were captured by IR35. If they were deemed by the end client to be captured by the legislation, they were to be taxed like an employee, therefore reducing the tax benefits of getting paid through a Limited Company. Changes are coming to the private sector from 1 April 2021, find out more by reading our latest guide. 

You can download the full article on this here – 

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September 2019

How does my status affect how much tax I will pay?

If you are domiciled and a resident in the UK, then you will have to report all of your income and capital gains tax on your tax return. Your domicile is defined by where you consider your permanent home to be. Find out all you need to know in our latest blog.

You can download the full article on this here – 

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What are the complexities of VAT?

Are you confident that your products have the correct VAT threshold status? Find out more about the complex nature of VAT rated products by reading our latest blog below.

You can download the full article here –  JDA-Active-Practice-2019-09-Quirks-and-Foibles-of-VAT-1-1

August 2019

Saving for a comfortable retirement

Do you know how much you need to live comfortably when you retire? Do you have a plan in place? Find out everything you need to know about planning for a comfortable retirement by reading our latest blog.

You can download the article here – JDA-Active-Practice-2019-08-Saving-for-your-retirementJDA-

Construction Industry Scheme

Do you know if you can register for the construction industry scheme? Our latest blog details all you need to know to get started.

You can download the article here – JDA-Active-Practice-2019-08-Construction-Industry-Scheme-

July 2019

The tapered annual pension allowance –

The tapered annual pension allowance for high net-worth individuals has caused concern as a large amount of high earning members of staff within the NHS are leaving their jobs, reducing their hours and opting out of the NHS pension scheme. To find out more information, then please read our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019 – 07 – The tapered annual pension allowance

 

Identifying inefficiencies in a business –

If you are a small or large business owner, then it is very likely that your business will have inefficiencies. The key to business success is ensuring that your business operates efficiently. To find out what you can do to improve your businesses efficiency, then download our guide below.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019 – 07 – Identifying inefficiencies in a business

 

June 2019

The scourge of late payments –

I know you will agree that there is nothing worse than waiting around for an outstanding payment to be made.  To find out how you can reduce the chance of late payments for your business then read download our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019- 06 – The scourge of late payments

 

Tax implications of working from home –

If you are thinking of starting up a business, then the best solution may be to start-up from home, as this is the least risky and most cost-effective solution to get your business up and running. If you are considering operating your business from home, then you can find out everything you need to know by reading our handy guide now..

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019 – 06 Tax Implications of working from home –

 

May 2019

Accounting for charities –

Are you running a charity and are unsure about what measures should be in place? Do you understand the accountancy requirements for a charity? Find out more by downloading our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-05 – Accounting for Charities

 

Risk Assessment and contingency planning –

Do you understand the importance of having a contingency plan for your business in case unforseen challenges arise? If so are your staff aware of what they should do? Find out about the importance of risk assessments and contingency planning by downloading our handy guide.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-05 – Risk Assessment and Contingency Planning

 

April 2019

Register for Making Tax Digital VAT –

Have you registered your business for Making Tax Digital for VAT? Well if you haven’t and your business has a taxable turnover above £85,000 then you must keep digital records and file VAT returns using HMRC approved software.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-04 – Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

 

Personal Tax Planning –

You should know that with the Brexit deadline approaching and Making Tax Digital coming into force, now is the time that you should prioritise financial planning for 2019/20. To find out more read the blog below.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-04 – Personal Tax Planning

 

March 2019

Preparing businesses for leaving the EU –

Are you aware of the potential changes that Brexit will have on your business? Find out what you should be doing for your business to plan for the potential tariff charges and supply lead times by reading the article below.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-03 – Preparing businesses for leaving the EU

 

The politics of tax breaks –

Are you aware of the potential tax breaks you could be entitled to? You or your business could be entitled to tax breaks, which are also known as tax reliefs, and you can use them to reduce your tax bills. You can find out more information by reading the blog below.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-03- The politics of tax breaks

 

February 2019

Changes to Probate in 2019 –

What is Probate? Are you aware of the process and the proposed changes to fees when inheriting an estate? Read our article below, which will inform you about everything you should know about Probate and the changes which are due to commence in April 2019.

You can download the article here-   JDA – Active Practice – 2019-02 – Probate

 

The risks of a Tax Investigation –

Is your business paying the right amount of tax? Is it worth evading tax because the likelihood of being investigated is perceived to be of a low risk? Read below to find out why you should pay the correct amount of tax.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-02 – Tax Investigations

 

January 2019

Outsourcing Payroll

Outsourcing your payroll can ultimately save you money, time and provide peace of mind that you will never miss a deadline with HMRC. Find out more by reading our handy guide.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-01 – Outsourcing Payroll

 

National Insurance Planning –

Understanding your National Insurance Contributions as an employer, employee or being self-employed is essential to take advantage of tax-planning opportunities that could be utilised to reduce your NICs bill.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2019-01 – NI Planning

 

December 2018

How do I plan and make a legally valid will –

It is important that you plan ahead and look towards your future to make sure that your money, possessions and property are distributed in accordance to your wishes. To find out what you should include in your will read our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-12 – Wills

 

What do I need to know before filing my self-assessment tax return-

You may have to submit a self-assessment tax return if you have self-employed earnings, income from property or untaxed income such as tips or commission. If you want to know more information about the rules of submitting a self-assessment tax return, then find out more by reading our guide.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-12 – SATR

 

November 2018

How do I deregister for VAT?

If your business’ turnover is expected to fall below £83,000 you can voluntarily deregister for VAT. To find out everything you need to know in regard to deregistering your business for VAT, then please download our handy guide below.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-11 – Deregistering for VAT

 

What should I consider when launching a start-up business?

Have you spotted a gap in the market and are planning to launch a start-up business? Then there are many elements that you must test, prepare and assess. To find out the key steps you must take download our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-11 – Starting A Business

 

October 2018

Extracting profits from a business

As a director or a business owner, you will be aware that making money whilst keeping your tax bill down is difficult. To find out how to draw profits out of your business tax efficiently, then download our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-10 – Extracting Profits

 

Using Pension funds in your business

As a director or business owner it is possible to use your own pension fund in order to finance your business. To find out more about the benefits and risks of using your pension to raise funds for your business, download our handy guide now.

You can download the article here-  JDA – Active Practice – 2018-10 – Pension Funds in Your Business

 

Year-End Tax Guides

Find out everything you need to know about tax rates, reliefs and allowances by reading our end of year tax guide.

Year-End Tax Guide 2020/2021

You can download the 2020/21 Year-End Tax Guide here – JDA – Year End Tax Guide – 2021

Year-End Tax Guide 2019/2020

You can download the 2019/20 Year-End Tax Guide here – JDA – Year End Tax Guide – 2020

Year-End Tax Guide 2018/2019

You can download the 2018/19 Year-End Tax Guide here- JDA – Year End Tax Guide – 2019

Year-End Tax Guide 2017/18

You can download the 2017/18 Year-End Tax Guide here- JDA – Year End Tax Guide – 2018