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What are your business plans for 2024?

Welcome to 2024 a new year filled with possibilities and opportunities! We understand the importance of strategic financial planning for businesses in various stages and provide key insights to pave the way for your success in 2024.

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Tis the Season for Tax Cheer: Maximising Year-End Tax Savings for Your Business

As we approach the end of the year, it's not only a time for festive celebrations but also a crucial period to assess your financial strategies, particularly when it comes to tax savings.

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Pros & Cons of Salary Sacrifice for Pension Contributions

Planning for retirement involves a crucial decision: determining how much to invest in your pension. This choice significantly influences the quality of your retirement, enabling you to pursue your dreams with financial security.

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Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) Bonus Initiative

If your company is under the ownership of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT), you have the opportunity to provide your employees

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The thought of my pension is causing some tension

It is possible to start withdrawing money from most personal pensions at the age of 55. With defined contribution pensions

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Self-Assessment threshold change

The £100,000 threshold for Self-Assessment change for taxpayers taxed through PAYE only, increased from £100,000 to £150,000

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Pension tax relief at source

You can usually claim tax relief for your private pension contributions. There is an annual allowance for tax relief on pensions of £60,000

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Higher rate tax relief on gifts to charities

The gift aid scheme, which was originally introduced in 1990, allows charities to reclaim from HMRC the basic rate of Income Tax

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Current capital allowances for car purchases

If you are thinking about purchasing a company car through a limited company, there are many issues that need to be considered

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Share buy-back clearance applications

Most payments a company makes to its shareholders, in respect of their shares, will be qualifying distributions and be subject to Income Tax.

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Reducing self-assessment payments on account

Self-assessment taxpayers are usually required to pay their income tax liabilities in three instalments each year.

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Are you a company director?

There is more to being appointed a company director than accepting the title. According to Companies House directors formal

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Do you need to submit a Self-Assessment tax return?

There are a number of reasons why you might need to complete a Self-Assessment return for the first time. This includes if you are self-employed

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Class 2 and 4 NIC for the self-employed

There are two types of National Insurance contributions (NICs) payable by most self-employed people. These are known as Class 2 NICs and Class 4 NICs.

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On your bike tax-free

The Cycle to Work scheme was introduced over 20 years ago to help promote the use of environmentally friendly modes of transport.

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Checking your Simple Assessment tax bill

Simple Assessment is a method by which HMRC can assess where additional Income Tax is due by a taxpayer.

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