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2021 Tax Year End Planning - Top Tips


Easter Monday is not only the end of a long bank holiday, it’s also the end of the tax year. Make sure you plan accordingly, so you can improve your nest egg before Easter 🐤 Please see our top tips below:

1. Income Tax Thresholds - £50k and £100k

These are crucially important to understand, to ensure you don’t pay more tax than you need to. Even if you benefit from a 0% tax rate on certain allowances, say the £2k dividend allowance, the £2k still counts towards these £50k and £100k thresholds.

 

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Budget 2021 - Help To ReGroup & Grow

Today we've had a whistle-stop tour of initiatives which the government hopes will encourage growth. From saving existing skills with furlough and SEISS scheme extensions, a new super tax deduction on equipment, through to funding high quality training schemes (if you have at least 5 employees). 

Here are the main headlines of interest to small and growing businesses...

 

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Coronavirus Dates To Remember – Just like yesterday’s Valentine date, make sure you don’t miss them!

As we approach Budget day on 3 March, it’ll be nearly a year since the Chancellor’s first Budget which included his initial Coronavirus measures. These escalated pretty quickly into quite a package of measures, which no-one could have predicted. 

Here’s our round-up to check through what might still be available for you. In particular, you may find it helpful to focus on Bounce Back Loans and Local Authority Grants.

 

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Let The Taxman Contribute To Your Virtual Christmas Party

With Christmas now only a month away and HMRC’s recent confirmation regarding virtual parties, it’s a good time to remind ourselves of what employers can provide to staff and directors, tax free.

For obvious reasons, there’s likely to be more of a reason to hold a virtual party for the first time or even spend more than usual. In our experience many employers could spend a bit more without breaching the limits.

 

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