ITSA registration

ITSA registration | JGBC

HMRC have published a call for evidence on the case for reforming the rules for registering for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA). The call for evidence is interested in hearing views on whether it would be beneficial to bring forward the deadline by which landlords and the self-employed must register for ITSA. Current rules Currently, […]

Help if you are struggling to pay your tax bill

Financially, 2021 has been a difficult year for many, and you may be struggling to pay your January tax bill in full. Any tax and National Insurance that remains unpaid for 2020/21 must be paid by 31 January 2022, along with the first payment on account for 2021/22. Contact HMRC If you cannot pay your […]

What are payments on account?

Payments on account are advance payments towards your tax and, where relevant, your Class 4 National Insurance bill. You may need to make them if you are self-employed or if you are a landlord. You may also need to make them if you operate your business through a personal or family company and extract the […]

File your 2020/21 tax return by 31 January 2022

If you need to file a self-assessment tax return for the year to 5 April 2021, you have until midnight on 31 January 2022 to file your return if you have not already done so. You must also pay any tax that you owe for 2020/21 by the same date. Do I need to file […]

Seasonal gifts to employees

Seasonal gifts to employees | JGBC

Christmas is a time of giving, and you may wish to give your employees a small token of your appreciation for their work during the year. To prevent the gift being accompanied by an unwanted tax liability, you can take advantage of the trivial benefits exemption to keep the gift tax-free. Scope of the exemption […]

Keeping the Christmas party tax-free

Christmas party tax-free | JGBC

If you are holding a Christmas party for staff this year, you may want to take advantage of the tax exemption for annual parties and functions to prevent your employees from suffering a benefit-in-kind tax charge. Keeping the Christmas party tax-free will also mean that there is no Class 1A National Insurance for you to […]

New MTD timetable

New MTD timetable | JGBC

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 | JGBC

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 […]