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November 2019

Tax Diary December 2019

Here are the important tax dates for your calendar this month.

Obtain proof of employment history

If you need evidence of employment for a claim, the following notes published by HMRC may help. 

Christmas gifts

You don’t have to pay tax on a benefit (gift) to your employee if all of the following apply.  

Time is running out for tax planning 2019-20

A reminder that in just a few months the present tax year closes, 5 April 2020. After this date, a whole raft of 2019-20 tax planning options for individuals will cease to be available. These cover a multitude of opportunities to reduce your liability to Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and National Insurance.

Rural Development Programme for England grants

Applications for the RDPE growth programme are now open! The RDPE scheme helps fund projects, which create jobs and growth in the rural economy in England.   

Government flood support for farmers

The government announced 13 November that it will extend its Farming Recovery Fund to support farmers badly affected by the recent flooding across Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Turnover of Top 15 UK gym chains rises 8% in a year to £1.6bn

The turnover of the Top 15 UK gym chains increased 8% last year to £1.61bn, up from £1.49bn in the previous year*, says accountants and business advisors, Moore. Moore’s research suggests that spending on gyms is far exceeding that of other parts of the leisure industry such as pubs and bars – bucking the current weakness in consumer spending. Consumer spending on recreation and culture activities as a whole has increased by just 3.8% over the last year**. 

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. 

SDLT - Have you paid the right amount?

Stamp Duty Land Tax or “SDLT” is due when someone buys a property, or land, over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland. 

Moore East Midlands achieves payroll scheme accreditation

The Moore East Midlands payroll team has been awarded the prestigious Payroll Assurance Scheme Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.