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Tax warning: Late submission of self-assessment could lead to £100 fine

Taxpayers should take note of an important upcoming deadline – the 31 January 2020. This date marks the self-assessment tax return deadline for last year’s tax year (6 April 2018 – 5 April 2019). 

Four methods to reduce your IHT liabilities

Dubbed ‘the most hated tax in the UK’, inheritance tax (IHT) is a tax paid by a person who inherits money, property or any form of possessions from a person who is deceased. The government earned more than £5bn in 2018 from IHT. 

Reporting tips for building contractors

HMRC recently published a list of helpful reminders regarding the submission of monthly returns to HMRC. This article lists some of the points highlighted.  

Reporting tips for building contractors

HMRC recently published a list of helpful reminders regarding the submission of monthly returns to HMRC. This article lists some of the points highlighted.  

How long should you keep your records?

If you are self-employed, and obliged to submit a self-assessment tax return, you must keep your tax records for at least five years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year.

How long should you keep your records?

If you are self-employed, and obliged to submit a self-assessment tax return, you must keep your tax records for at least five years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year.

Paying self-assessment tax by instalments

If you file your 2016-17 self-assessment tax return on or before 30 December 2017, you can elect to spread the repayment of any underpayment of tax for 2016-17 to the tax year 2018-19. This is done by amending your tax code for 2018-19 such that any arrears are repaid by increasing your tax payments each pay period.

Paying self-assessment tax by instalments

If you file your 2016-17 self-assessment tax return on or before 30 December 2017, you can elect to spread the repayment of any underpayment of tax for 2016-17 to the tax year 2018-19. This is done by amending your tax code for 2018-19 such that any arrears are repaid by increasing your tax payments each pay period.

VAT bad debt relief

If you use standard VAT accounting – pay VAT on sales when invoiced and claim back VAT on purchases when invoiced – you may have availed yourself of the six months claim for bad debt relief on unpaid invoices

VAT bad debt relief

If you use standard VAT accounting – pay VAT on sales when invoiced and claim back VAT on purchases when invoiced – you may have availed yourself of the six months claim for bad debt relief on unpaid invoices

What happens if I can't pay my tax on time?

Following on from the previous article, we thought readers might be interested in the consequences if they fail to pay their Self Assessment tax on time.  

What happens if I can't pay my tax on time?

Following on from the previous article, we thought readers might be interested in the consequences if they fail to pay their Self Assessment tax on time.  

Should I file my tax return early?

Is it better to file your Self Assessment tax return as soon as possible after the end of the tax year? You are not obliged to file your tax return for 2015-16, online, before the 31 January 2017. However, if you leave the process of completing your return until close to this date, it will not give you much time to calculate and fund the amount of tax you may owe on the same date, 31 January 2017.

Should I file my tax return early?

Is it better to file your Self Assessment tax return as soon as possible after the end of the tax year? You are not obliged to file your tax return for 2015-16, online, before the 31 January 2017. However, if you leave the process of completing your return until close to this date, it will not give you much time to calculate and fund the amount of tax you may owe on the same date, 31 January 2017.