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What you need to know about the ATED charge if you are holding a residential property in a Limited company.
A comprehensive summary of the Spring Statement 2018.
Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.
In this article we discuss the importance of developing a relationship with a good accountant, and invite you to take part in the Cottons Tax Challenge.
The new calendar year is a great time to take stock of your finances. Reviewing your finances in January and February provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to you.
We all like to receive gifts but are you aware that there are also tax breaks when giving gifts too!
An article on allowances for entertaining clients/staff and the associated expenditure that will be allowed to be deductible for corporation tax and VAT purposes.
An article covering VAT on Disbursements as a result of the recent tribunal case in which a firm lost their appeal against an assessment from HMRC for Output VAT not collected on recharged local authority search fees.
The world of tax free childcare is undergoing its most significant changes. The existing childcare voucher scheme is finally being closed to new entrants after March 2018 and its successor, the childcare account, is being phased in now.
Directors can pay themselves from their limited companies either in the form of dividends or salary but must consider which they pick so that they are able remunerate themselves within the most tax efficient manner. Here’s what to do.
HMRC recently announced new payment deadlines for anyone paying their Self Assessment tax liability.
Recent findings indicate that 46% of UK small businesses are not knowledgeable about tax relief that is available from the government. In our latest article we discuss the best tax relief for small businesses
As HMRC win most tax avoidance cases they bring forward we discuss how to be tax efficient without being tax evasive
There are currently three different rates of value added tax which apply to most commercial enterprises; standard, reduced and zero. We explain them all in this article.
Value Added Tax, aka VAT, is excised on the sale of most goods and services. VAT, most commonly charged at 20%, is added to the cost of goods or services. Here’s everything you need to know about how it works.
In a bid to make paying taxes more accessible the Government announced their ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative. Here’s what you need to know