Listed below are many of the questions which we are frequently asked:-
Currently, if all of a person's taxable supplies, both at zero and positive rates, for the past 12 months exceed £85,000, then that person must register for vat, unless the turnover for the next 12 months will not exceed £83,000.
Currently, if a person's turnover for the next 12 months falls below £83,000, then that person may apply for de-registration.
Multiply the vat inclusive amount by 1/6th (assuming a standard rate of vat of 20%).
Multiply the vat inclusive figure by 5/6ths (assuming a standard rate of vat of 20%).
Yes. You can reclaim the input tax as long as you include the appropriate car scale charge with your output tax.
No. The scale charge only applies to cars.
You must look at the position each quarter. If the scale charge is greater than the input tax in any quarter, then you can opt not to pay the scale charge. Obviously, if you choose this option then you cannot reclaim the input tax on your fuel. It is important to note that this option must be applied to all vehicles operated by the business, including vans, for which no scale charge is payable.
There are different levels of NMW, depending on your age. The current rates (from 1 April 2020) are:
- £8.72 - the main rate for workers aged 25 and over
- £8.20 - the rate for workers aged 21 to 24
- £6.45 - the rate for wokers aged 18 to 20
- £4.55 - the 16-17 rate for workers above school leaving age but under 18
- £4.15 - the rate for apprentices
If you are of compulsory school age you are not entitled to the NMW. Some of your other employment rights are also different.
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- If you wish the Inland Revenue to calculate your liability, and to collect any outstanding amount via a tax code adjustment, then your return must be filed by 30th September.
- If you wish to file a paper return, then you must do so before 31st October.
- If you wish to file your return electronically, then the filing deadline is 31st January.
- Failure to meet the filing deadline will result in HM Revenue & Customs charging a penalty.
Length of delay
Penalty you will have to pay
1 day late
A penalty of £100. This applies even if you have no tax to pay or have paid the tax you owe.
3 months late
£10 for each following day - up to a 90 day maximum of £900. This is as well as the fixed penalty above.
6 months late
£300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher. This is as well as the penalties above.
|12 months late||£300 or 5% of the tax due, whichever is the higher.
In serious cases you may be asked to pay up to 100% of the tax due instead. In some cases the penalties can be even higher than this.
These are as well as the penalties above.
When do I have to pay my self assessment income tax?
You are required to make payments on account on 31st January and 31st July. Each payment on account being equal to 50% of your final agreed liability for the previous year.
Any over or underpayment of tax will be adjusted in the payment on account due on the following 31st January.
- Companies are required to pay any corporation tax due on their profits, nine months after the end of the accounting period to which they relate.
- Companies must file a copy of their accounts with Companies House within nine months of the end of the accounting period.
- Companies are required to file a corporation tax return (CT600) within twelve months of the end of the accounting period.
What are the penalties for filing my company’s accounts late?
£150 less than 1 month late
£375 more than 1 month but less than 3 months late
£750 more than 3 months but less than 6 months late
£1,500 more than 6 months late
For more detailed information regarding tax allowances, rates of tax etc. please visit the web sites for H.M.Revenue & Customs and Companies House. The links to these web sites can be found on our links page.