New MTD timetable

New MTD timetable | OnPoint Accounting

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a Government initiative that aims to provide the UK with one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. Under MTD, taxpayers are required to keep electronic records and report to HMRC digitally. MTD is being implemented in stages. However, the timeline has recently been revised, delaying the […]

File your tax return by 30 December 2021 to have underpayments coded out

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File your tax return by 30 December 2021 to have underpayments coded out The deadline for filing your 2020/21 self-assessment tax return is midnight on 31 January 2022. However, if you have underpaid tax and you are employed and would prefer HMRC to collect that underpayment through your tax code, you will need to file […]

Tax checks for licence renewal applications

Tax checks for licence renewal applications

From 4 April 2022, applicants applying to renew certain licences will need to pass a tax check before their licence application can be considered. Initially, the requirement will only apply in England and Wales. However, the Government have consulted on extending the requirements to Scotland and Northern Ireland from 2023. Licences affected Tax conditionality (the […]

Budget highlights

Budget highlights | OnPoint Accounting

The Chancellor presented his Autumn Budget and Spending Review on 27 October 2021. Some of the highlights are discussed below. Income tax rates and thresholds The rates and thresholds applying for 2022/23 were confirmed. Personal allowance As previously announced, the personal allowance remains at £12,570 for 2022/23. The allowance is reduced by £1 for every […]

Paying tax and National Insurance due under your PSA

Paying tax and National Insurance

If you agreed a PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) with HMRC for 2020/21, you will need to pay the tax and Class 1B National Insurance that is due in October 2021. The deadline for paying the tax and National Insurance is 22 October if you make your payment electronically, or 19 October if you pay by […]

Extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT

Extension of Making Tax Digital for VAT

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is currently only compulsory for VAT-registered businesses whose turnover for VAT is above the VAT registration limit of £85,000. However, this is set to change from April 2022. Extension to all VAT-registered businesses Currently, if you are registered for VAT, but your turnover for VAT purposes is less than […]

Plan ahead for increases in the dividend tax rates

Plan ahead for increases in the dividend tax rates

As part of the Government’s funding strategy for health and social care, the dividend tax rates are to be increased from April 2022, alongside the temporary increases in National Insurance, and, from April 2023, the introduction of the Health and Social Care Levy. The increases in the dividend tax rates will affect you if you […]

National Insurance rises and the Health and Social Care Levy

National Insurance rises and the Health and Social Care

On 8 September 2021, the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s plans for health and social care, including a new funding strategy designed to meet social care costs. A new tax, the Health and Social Care Levy, is to be introduced from 2023. However, as a temporary measure prior to its introduction, National Insurance contributions will […]

MTD ITSA – Basis period reform

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Basis period reform HMRC have been consulting on the reform of the basis period rules in preparation for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA), which comes into effect from April 2023. A consultation paper was published in July 2021, which sets out new simplified basis period rules. Comments were […]

NMW reminder for summer staff

NMW reminder for summer staff

If you take on temporary staff over the summer, you will need to pay them at least the National Living or Minimum Wage appropriate to their age. Workers aged 23 and over Workers aged 23 and over are entitled to be paid at least the National Living Wage (NLW). This is set at £8.91 per […]