Claiming for the cost of working from your home

Many people, myself included, spend a significant part of their week working from home. A common question I get asked is can I claim for ... [more]

Impact of the dividend tax on company vs sole trader choice for small businesses

As discussed in my Budget summary post last month the changes to the personal taxation of dividends from April next year was entirely unexpected and ... [more]

July 2015 Budget Summary

The first fully Conservative budget in 20 years contained a lot of big changes to both personal and business taxation. The ones that tended to ... [more]

Most tax efficient director’s salary for 2015/16

The 2015/16 tax year is coming to an end and for directors who also own their companies it's time to review their salary to bring ... [more]

Auto-enrolment clarification for companies with directors only

Hundreds of thousands of small companies will start to received notification letters from the Pensions Regulator over the next year notifying them of the date ... [more]

The Budget in brief – key points

Well the budget yesterday was rather as expected given on the one hand the looming election and on the other the need to show that ... [more]

Married couples tax break

It's budget week, and this means the usual feverish speculation about what new measures the Chancellor will announce on Wednesday. The general view is there ... [more]

The top 10 worse excuses for late filing of tax returns

The top ten worse excuses for late filing of tax returns, courtesy of the good people at HMRC - Topping the list, is "my pet dog ... [more]

5 mistakes commonly made when completing a personal tax return

We are heading towards January which can only mean one thing for most self-employed people, yes it's tax return time. In the spirit of festive ... [more]

The Google tax – what it means ?

George Osborne announced a new tax in the autumn statement officially known as the ‘diverted profits tax’. The tax has been created as a way ... [more]