Articles, news and guides on tax issues for UK small businesses.


Make December 31 end of tax year, says small business

Poll shows 91% of small businesses want to move from April 6 to January 1 in line with other countries


HMRC to go easy on small business strangled with Covid debt

Kwasi Kwarteng, the business secretary, says HMRC will not press businesses to pay overdue tax immediately if they’re struggling with coronavirus-related debt

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5 most common tax mistakes when you’re self-employed

Getting on the wrong side of the taxman can be extremely unpleasant and costly. Simon Thomas offers 5 tips to help you stay out of trouble


Super-deduction tax break – what is it and how does it work?

The super-deduction tax break means that you can claim 130 per cent of what you spend on equipment for your business against taxable profits.

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All small businesses to go Making Tax Digital by 2024, Treasury suggests

Small businesses account for £13.4bn of the missing £31bn owed to HMRC each year by people and companies not paying enough tax


Small businesses embrace simplified tax registration service

Many small businesses are taking advantage of the streamlined registration service for tax and company status


Christmas entertaining could leave employers with a tax bill

It's a lovely gesture at this time of year to take the staff out for a celebratory lunch or drinks. However there could be tax implications so best check on what these are


Will you cry over the tax your nanny could cost?

The latest employment tax legislation can be unexpectedly complex when you take on a nanny, as Lesley Stalker explains here.


Pre-Autumn Statement: the longest tax freeze in history must be cut

The UK economy could benefit from a 3p cut in petrol fuel prices and a longer tax freeze from the Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Five major tax reforms needed to settle Brexit uncertainty

What the Chancellor of the Exchequer needs to provide in his Autumn Statement to help SMEs with tax reforms.


SMEs demand that more flexibility is needed in tax digitisation roll-out

Flexibility from HMRC is needed if small businesses are to cope with the tax digitisation changes.


Government ‘must bear the costs’ of new SME tax obligations

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has called on the government to take primary responsibility for assisting businesses to meet their new obligations under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme.

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