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May 2023

Pension Changes from 6 April 2023

The new pension tax reforms that were announced in the recent Spring Budget took effect from 6 April 2023. The old £40,000 cap on annual pension contributions has been increased by 50% to £60,000, with effect from 6 April 2023. Tax relief for contributions to pension schemes is given at a taxpayer’s marginal rate of Income Tax and is subject to the increased underlying limits. Taxpayers will continue to be able to carry forward unused annual allowances the last three tax years if they have made pension savings in those years.

Understanding Private Residence Relief and Letting Relief

In general, there is no Capital Gains Tax (CGT) due on the disposal of a property which has been used as the owner’s main residence throught the period of ownership. This relief from CGT is commonly known as 'private residence relief'. However, where all or part of the home has been rented out the entitlement to relief may be affected. Homeowners that let all or part of their house may not benefit from the full private residence relief, but may benefit from letting relief.

What is the deadline for submitting my p11D & P11D (b) Forms for 2022/23

The deadline for submitting the 2022-23 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2023. The forms can be submitted using commercial software or via HMRC’s PAYE online service. Employees must also be provided with a copy of the information relating to them on these forms by the same date. P11D forms are used to provide information to HMRC on all Benefits in Kind (BiKs), including those under the Optional Remuneration Arrangements (OpRAs) unless the employer is including such benefits through their payroll.

What are the rules for Corporation tax with Large and Very Large companies.

A large company with taxable profits between £1.5m and £20m is required to pay Corporation Tax in 4 equal instalments. These instalments are payable in months 7, 10, 13 and 16 following the start of the relevant accounting period. The actual payments are due 6 months and 13 days after the start of the accounting period, then 9 months and 13 days, then 12 months and 13 days and finally 15 months and 13 days after the start of the accounting period.

What are the Tax-free allowance's on trading and property income?

A reminder that there are two separate annual £1,000 tax allowances for property and trading income. If you have both types of income highlighted below, then you can claim a £1,000 allowance for each.