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CORONAVIRUS - CORPORATION TAX - 07.07.2020

Tax return following a delayed start to business

You formed a company in March with the intention of beginning trade immediately. However, this was delayed because of coronavirus. Do you need to notify HMRC and what effect will the delay have on the company’s tax returns?
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CORONAVIRUS - VAT - 07.07.2020

VAT trap for private use of company vehicles

In the last few months there’s been little work for two of your employees but they’ve continued to have use of their company vans, including for personal journeys. Does this affect what you need to report on your next VAT return?
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EXPENSES - 07.07.2020

More news on homeworking expenses

Home equipment. We recently told you about a new tax and NI exemption which applies where employers reimburse an employee the cost of equipment, e.g. a computer, so that they can work at home if they need to because of coronavirus ( yr.20, iss.17, pg.1 , see The next step ). HMRC has now published further guidance which adds an interesting spin to the exemption. ...
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LOSSES - 07.07.2020

Tax-efficient incorporation of a loss-making business

You’re about to transfer your sole trader business to a company of which you’re the main director and shareholder. The business made losses in the last trading period before the transfer. How can you maximise tax relief for these?
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CAPITAL GAINS TAX - 07.07.2020

Inherited assets - who’s liable for capital gains tax?

One of our subscribers is the executor of her mother’s estate. She left some valuable items to her and her sister. She wants to sell several of these to pay debts of the estate. Will there be any tax and if so who’s responsible for it?
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REMUNERATION PLANNING - 07.07.2020

Restarting salary from your company

You’ve not drawn salary from your company for the last three months because its income was significantly reduced. It’s now improving and you’re restarting your salary next month. Is it worth paying yourself the arrears?
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CARS - 08.06.2020

Advisory fuel rates fall significantly

New rates. HMRC has updated its advisory fuel rates (AFRs) for company cars from 1 June 2020. The old rates (shown in brackets in the table below) can be used until 30 June 2020. To avoid a car fuel benefit charge, employers and employees can compensate each other at the appropriate AFR for the cost of fuel paid for by the other. Because there’s wide variation in fuel prices across the UK you may prefer to work out your own fuel rates. HMRC will accept these as long as they are reasonable ...
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CORONAVIRUS - VAT - 07.07.2020

VAT trap for private use of company vehicles

In the last few months there’s been little work for two of your employees but they’ve continued to have use of their company vans, including for personal journeys. Does this affect what you need to report on your next VAT return?
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EXPENSES - HOMEWORKING - 08.06.2020

Making an expenses claim

If you’ve worked at home because of coronavirus you might have incurred extra costs for which you can claim a tax deduction. How do you make the claim and what happens after the tax year ends?
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