Help to Save scheme

The Help to Save scheme is intended to help those on low incomes to boost their savings. Eligible users of the scheme can save between £1 and £50 every calendar month and receive a 50% government bonus. The 50% bonus is payable at the end of the second and fourth years and is based on […]

Tax exempt accommodation costs

There are special rules for the provision of living accommodation for employees. In most cases, employees will pay tax on any living accommodation provided by an employer unless they qualify for an exception. However, where an employee qualifies for an exemption, there is no tax to pay on the provision of living accommodation. The definition […]

Why we all need to invest in tax planning

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC have one clear objective, to recover past government expenditure and then recycle the cash collected to repay government borrowing and release funds for future expenditure. To do this, HMRC are obliged to assess taxes by adopting the current legislation to collect taxes from individuals and businesses. Fundamentally, HMRC base their […]

More delays contacting HMRC?

HMRC have announced that they will be focussing the use of its Self-Assessment helpline on priority queries from 11 December 2023 to 31 January 2024. Taxpayers calling with queries that can be quickly and easily resolved online will be directed to HMRC’s online services from 11 December until the SA deadline on 31 January. The […]