Tax & Vat

The Tax & Vat small business archive.

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Working from home tax breaks

Any employee can claim up to £125 annually through the Government's working from home tax relief. Here's how to apply for it and how to calculate what's owed to you

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Raising finance to buy out a director

What happens if your business partner wants to exit your business? Toby Cotton outlines three ways to buy out your fellow director

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Tax savings when purchasing company cars

What is the most tax efficient way to buy a vehicle as a sole trader? Jamie Wooldridge of Mercer & Hole shares his view

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Buying commercial vehicles for tax reasons

Should I buy a commercial vehicle (e.g. van) rather than a car for tax purposes?


Leading creatives call for tax on tech devices to help the arts

Dozens of names in the arts propose that a tax is placed on devices to support the creative content consumed on them. What do you think?

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What taxes does a business pay when employing staff?

Businesses that employ staff have an obligation to collect and pay taxes to HMRC in relation to that employment, as Emma Twynholm explains

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What taxes does a business have to pay on its trading activities?

Joanne McLaughlin of Hillier Hopkins explains what taxes your business will have to pay on its trading activities

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Which products have VAT on them?

Confused about VAT? Here are the rates along with some examples of the products and services included within them


Banking giant suggests 5% working from home tax for businesses

As part of its latest Konzept edition, Deutsche Bank has suggested introducing a 5 per cent tax on employees working from home


Business body calls to extend tax-free shopping to EU visitors after Brexit

The New West End Company is calling for the government to extend tax-free shopping to EU member states after the transition period

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VAT on taxi fares, vehicles, fuel and staff travel – what can I claim?

Can I claim VAT on Taxi fares? None of the receipts show VAT. What other small business expenses can I claim VAT on?

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Five small business taxes you need to know about

Here, FreeAgent's Emily Coltman presents five small business taxes that you need to know about.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business