Tax Year 2018-19 and 10 Changes You Need To Know

Tax Year 2018-19 and 10 Changes You Need To Know

The UK tax year begins on 6 April 2018 and the start of the new tax year in UK brings a raft of tax changes that you simply can’t afford to ignore as they all come into force in the coming months. 1. National Living Wage will increase The National Living Wage for those aged 25 and over will increase from £7.50 per hour to £7.83 per hour from April 2018. 2. Tax-free personal allowance will rise The personal allowance – the amount you earn before you start paying income tax – will rise from £11,500 to £11,850 from April 2018. 3. Income Tax bands of taxable income will rise […]

VAT: Should I register for VAT

VAT: Should I register for VAT

VAT is one of the things all businesses need to be aware of.  It’s important, for example, to understand what the VAT threshold is and when you need to register for VAT. It’s also important to consider what benefits you might get from registering even if you are below the threshold. Also you need to know who can not register for VAT. What is VAT Value Added Tax – the amount of tax added to the value of goods or services you buy. All VAT registered businesses must charge VAT on the goods or services they provide in the UK. A business which is registered for VAT will charge VAT […]

How to Start and Register a Business in the UK

How to Start and Register a Business in the UK

What you need to do to start a business in the UK, depends on your structure of business. Most businesses register as a sole trader, private limited company or partnership. Sole traders If you’re a sole trader, you run your own business as an individual and you’re self-employed. You can keep all your business profit after you’ve paid tax on it. You’re personally responsible for any losses your business makes. You must also follow certain rules on running and naming your business. Your responsibilities It’s simpler to start as a sole trader. You’ll need to: keep records of your business sales and expenses, send a Self Assessment tax return every […]

Tax Year 2017/18 and 10 Changes You Need To Know

Tax Year 2017/18 and 10 Changes You Need To Know

The start of the new tax year in UK brings a raft of tax changes that you simply can’t afford to ignore as they all come into force in the coming months. We have provided some of 10 key changes and the proposed implementation dates. 1. The Personal Allowance will rise from April 2017 The Personal Allowance is the amount of income you can earn before you start paying income tax. It’s currently £11,000 this year, and will rise to £11,500 in 2017-18. The point at which you pay the higher rate of income tax will increase from £43,000 this year, to £45,000 in 2017-18. 2. The National Living Wage […]