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On 26 March 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced assistance for the self-employed, intended to be comparable to the help already in progress for furloughed employees. At the time of writing the fine detail is still emerging, but the basics are in this article.
Following Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s announcement on 20th March 2020 that VAT payments are set to be deferred to help businesses through the COVID19 pandemic, we take a look at the most commonly asked questions our Advice Line has received so far.
Self-employment Income Support Scheme
This article was written by Croner Taxwise and permission has been provided to share. On Thursday 26 March the government announced their intention to provide further support for the self-employed in the form of a taxable cash grant.
The current inheritance tax (IHT) allowance whereby no inheritance tax is charged is on the first £325,000 (per person) of someone’s estate – which is the value of the total assets they leave behind when they die (or 36% if leaving at least 10% to a charity). Couples can leave a home worth £650,000 without it attracting inheritance tax (singles £325,000). Above the threshold, the charge is 40%. This remains unchanged.
A Self-Assessment tax return declares all your income for the tax year, including income that has already been taxed at source. If you have paid too much tax during the year you’re likely to receive a rebate. The tax year for every individual in the UK runs from 6th April to the 5th April of the following year. Please note that a Self-Assessment tax return is completely separate to a company tax return.
Corporation Tax is a bit like Income Tax for companies, but the difference is that companies don’t have a personal allowance. This means that as soon as your business starts making a profit, it needs to start paying Corporation Tax at the Corporation Tax rate (unless it’s previously made losses).
This initiative has already come into force for VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the current VAT threshold of £85,000. For VAT periods that started on or after the 1 April 2019, these businesses are now legally required to keep records digitally and use software to submit their VAT returns. There are a number of companies who may be exempt from this with a later start date of the 1 October 2019 and we can advice if this applies to you.