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  • Latest news round up

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 Covid-19 There have been relatively few announcements related to Covid-19 support this month. The only real announcement of note was an amendment to the terms of the Pay As You Grow scheme for repaying Bounce Back loans. Under the revised rules, a borrower will be able to take a six-month…Read More

  • Import One-Stop Shop

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 One of the consequences of Brexit is that exports of goods from GB to customers based in the EU are now zero-rated as far as UK VAT is concerned. However, if the consignment is valued at more than £22 there will be an import VAT liability at the other end.…Read More

  • Reporting Covid-19 support payments

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 A business receiving support payments for Covid-19 needs to ensure the receipt is correctly recorded as taxable income for corporation tax purposes. For unincorporated businesses using the cash basis, this is straightforward enough. However, where the accounts are prepared using GAAP, more care is needed. Section 106 of Finance Act…Read More

  • Venture Capital Trusts - are the dividends exempt?

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 When preparing a tax return, it is easy to look at a dividend statement from a VCT and think "It's exempt” and simply file it away. Of course, in most cases this is probably sufficient. However, sometimes a little more care is needed. Dividend exemption Where an individual aged 18…Read More

  • March questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 Q. I am looking at buying a rundown pub/restaurant ready for this summer, assuming it will be allowed to open. I need to spend approximately £100,000 on building works. Can I register for VAT straightaway or do I need to wait until I open? A: Yes, you can register for…Read More

  • March Key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - March 2021 1 - Due date for payment of Corporation Tax for accounting periods ending 31 May 2020. 1 - New rules on domestic reverse charge for the construction industry take effect. 7 - Electronic VAT return and payment due for quarter ended 31 January 2020. 15 - Claim deadline for employers…Read More

  • March 2021 Budget

    The economy and headline figures The 2021 Budget took place on 3 March 2021. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, GDP shrank by 9.9% in 2020, the largest annual fall in 300 years according to a Bank of England report, albeit lower than the 11.3% forecasted in November. However,…Read More

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