Training costs and the self-employed - AccounTax Zone

Training costs and the self-employed

A sole trader or proprietor of an unincorporated business may incur training costs. The tax treatment of those costs depends on whether the costs are …

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Reform of the High-Income Child Benefit Charge - AccounTax Zone

Reform of the High-Income Child Benefit Charge

The High-Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC) is a tax charge that operates to claw back child benefit where the claimant and/or their partner have adjusted …

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Make the most of your ISA allowance - AccounTax Zone

Make the most of your ISA allowance

Rising interest rates mean that individuals may now be paying tax on their savings income which previously they received it tax free. Where this is …

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Income tax rates and allowances for 2024/25 - AccounTax Zone

Income tax rates and allowances for 2024/25

The 2024/25 tax year starts on 6 April 2024. Although many of the rates and thresholds are the same as for 2023/24, there are some …

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NIC cuts and what they mean for you - AccounTax Zone

NIC cuts and what they mean for you

As widely predicted, in his 2024 Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced a 2% cut in the main rates of Class 1 and Class 4 National …

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Understanding your tax code - AccounTax Zone

Understanding your tax code

Tax codes are fundamental to the operation of PAYE. If your tax code is correct, you should pay the right amount of tax on your …

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Making use of your inheritance tax allowances - AccounTax Zone

Making use of your inheritance tax allowances

It is often said that inheritance tax (IHT) is a voluntary tax, and one that can be avoided if you give away sufficient assets at …

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Dispose of assets before 6 April 2024 to take advantage of the higher annual exempt amount - AccounTax Zone

Dispose of assets before 6 April 2024 to take advantage of the higher annual exempt amount

Individuals making capital disposals do not pay capital gains tax if their net gains for the tax year (chargeable gains less allowable losses for the …

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Check your National Insurance record - AccounTax Zone

Check your National Insurance record

Paying National Insurance contributions allows individuals to earn qualifying years, which in turn provides them with entitlement to the state pension and certain contributory benefits. …

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Selling online – When do you need to tell HMRC? - AccounTax Zone

Selling online – When do you need to tell HMRC?

Earlier in the year, it was erroneously reported in the press that new tax rules were coming into force which would mean that anyone selling …

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NMW from April 2024 – Make sure you comply - AccounTax Zone

NMW from April 2024 – Make sure you comply

Employers must pay their workers at least the statutory minimum wage for their age. Depending on the age of the worker, they may be entitled …

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Register to payroll benefits in kind - AccounTax Zone

Register to payroll benefits in kind

Employers can opt to deal with taxable benefits in kind through the payroll (known as β€˜payrolling’) rather than reporting them to HMRC after the end …

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