As the end of the current financial tax year is fast approaching, it’s a good idea to think about whether you have fully maximised the amount you can withdraw from the company, tax-free and at the basic rate of dividend tax.
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Although we are waiting for the new government to give us clarity on whether the off-payroll reforms will come into effect from 6thApril 2020, it is important to understand what things need to be considered when the decision is confirmed.
We know that setting up your own company can be both nerve-wracking and exciting. There’s certainly a lot to think about regarding the services you wish to offer and the type of clients you hope to work for, let alone the admin and tax side of things.
If your personal tax bill for the year ended 5th April 2019 exceeded £1,000, you will likely be required to make a payment on account of the year ended 5th April 2020. This would have been made up of half your tax bill upfront in January 2020, and another half in July 2020. This means that by the 31st July 2020, you should be paid HMRC the equivalent tax for the year ended 5th April 2020, as you did for the year ended 5th April 2019.
Starting from April 2019, most VAT registered businesses will have to comply with the new ‘MTD for VAT’ regulations and submit their VAT Tax Returns via MTD compatible software. The current process of applying VAT records to your HMRC tax account will become a way of the past, as your invoices and transactions will be transmitted via what HMRC refers to as; ‘Digital Links’ and ‘Software Bridges’. So, to get a better idea about the adjustments needed and to help you get MTD compliant, we have put together the below, Making Tax Digital for VAT complete guide.
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