Tax & Vat

The Tax & Vat small business archive.

Accounts & Tax

How do I declare my second income?

Many of us may be employed full time but have additional income either through a side hustle, share dividends or being a landlord. Karen Cheeseman explains your tax position

Accounts & Tax

Claiming back tax

The question accountants are asked most is, ‘What expenses can claim tax back on in our business?’ Here’s what you can claim for, says Zad Butt of Hillier Hopkins


Rishi Sunak eyeing online sales tax for the spring

Taxing online sales and home deliveries seen as one way to right the scales in favour of independent retailers stuck with paying high business rates

Accounts & Tax

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

Accounts & Tax

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

Accounts & Tax

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

Accounts & Tax

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?

Accounts & Tax

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

Accounts & Tax

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

Accounts & Tax

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

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves

Partner content

5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

Partner content

Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace