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Extracting profits from your company. Is your strategy tax efficient?

Extracting profits from your company.Is your strategy tax efficient? If you operate your business as a personal or family company, you will need to extract profits if you want to use them to meet personal expenditure. This update considers some of the various ways in which this can be done. And in particular, if you …

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Christmas parties and gifts. How to keep them tax-free.

Christmas parties and gifts.  How to keep them tax-free Many employers hold a staff Christmas party and/or give their staff a Christmas gift. By taking advantage of the available exemptions, it is possible to prevent an unwanted tax liability from arising. Key dates Where the exemptions do not apply and a taxable benefit arises in …

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Electric company cars – reimbursed domestic electricity costs

Electric company cars – reimbursed domestic electricity costs HMRC have recently changed their policy allowing employers to reimburse the cost of electricity used in charging an electric company car at home tax free. This further increases the attractiveness of electric company cars as a tax-efficient benefit. Key dates HMRC announced this change of policy on …

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Voluntary National Insurance  contributions – Updated

Do you need to pay additional contributions by 5 April 2025? Class 3 National Insurance contributions are voluntary contributions which an individual can choose to pay to increase their entitlement to the state pension. Individuals who have gaps in their contribution record from 2006/07 to 2015/16 have a limited window in which to take advantage …

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Which way to turn?

Coping with inflation, recession, and other financial challenges This update sets out some of the business and personal financial challenges for 2023-24, and a few ideas for countering these challenges. The challenges for business owners The combination of rising energy bills, high inflation, recession and climbing interest rates sets a grim stage for 2023-24. All …

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