From 6 April 2023 all unincorporated businesses will have to keep their business records in a digital format and submit quarterly reports derived from those records to HMRC using MTD-compatible software. These are the basic obligations under making tax digital for income tax self assessment (MTD ITSA).
The ‘Non-Resident Landlord Scheme’ (NRLS) is a scheme for taxing the UK rental income of non-resident landlords. Under the scheme basic rate tax (20%) is deducted from the net rent collected by an agent (less expenses paid). There is an exception to this where an agent/tenant has authority from HMRC to pay the landlord gross.
The SEISS is the main source of government funding for self-employed individuals who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus far, four SEISS grants have been made and the 5th grant is expected to open later this month with a claim deadline of 30th September 2021.
Couples who receive child benefit are in danger of having some of that benefit clawed back as a tax charge if the higher earner has annual income of over £50,000. When the higher earner has income exceeding £60,000 all of the family’s child benefit is clawed back.
The Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) was designed to enable UK businesses to access finance quickly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Businesses that were losing revenue and seeing their cashflow disrupted as a result of the outbreak were able to apply for loans of up to £50,000 from May 2020, with a payment holiday in place…