What you need to know about the final Job Retention Scheme payment

The job retention scheme ended on 30th September 2021. Final claims for September should be made by 14th October 2021. For September you can still claim 60% of your furloughed employees wages for the hours that they have not worked. This is capped at £1,875 per employee per month. You will need to top up your employees furlough by 20% … Read More

What’s new in V27.2?

In the latest version of Sage 50cloud Accounts (v27.2) Sage have introduced various new features, one of which is a new tax code being introduced – T14 for ‘Import of goods-No VAT’ which affects box 7, no VAT. We’re delighted to announce that our Sage 50 Accounts Support Community was instrumental in this new tax code being introduced, well done … Read More

Invoice basis or cash basis for VAT – what’s the difference?

When it comes to the time to register your business for VAT, whether that be because you’ve hit the threshold or that you are opting to register voluntarily, you need to decide whether it will be on an invoice or cash basis*. When we (Sage Accounts Solutions Limited) deliver training or are helping you to setup Sage, we have to … Read More

What do I need to know about changes to the National/Minimum living wage?

Back in November of last year it was announced that as of April 2021 The National Living and National Minimum Wage would be increasing. Not only has the amount risen but the age in which employees become eligible has lowered.  As an employer it’s vital that you know these facts so that you are paying your employees fairly. All employees … Read More

Christmas gifts for your clients and employees and tax implications

Christmas is an ideal time to express your gratitude to your clients and employees. A simple gift or gesture can go a long way. But does this need to come out of your own pocket or can you claim the gifts as expenses? Client Gifts and Tax The guidance from HMRC is that you can claim for gifts worth up … Read More

What steps do I need to take to prepare for the VAT deferral?

The VAT deferral scheme ended on 30th June this year. In September the chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed that businesses who opted to defer their VAT between March 2020 and June 2020 will now be able to pay the amount in instalments over a longer period of time. Originally businesses who took advantage of the VAT deferral scheme were due to … Read More

Beware HMRC fraud! Our insiders account…

Fraudsters are becoming more imaginative in their ways of scamming people out of their money. It’s unfortunate to say that there are so many scams doing the rounds, and HMRC are aware that their name is being used to convince people to hand over their money. According to UKfinance.org in 2019 criminals managed to steal over £1.2 billion through fraud … Read More

What is a PAYE Settlement agreement, and when do I need to pay it?

A PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) is an agreement with HMRC which allows you to make a one off payment annually, to cover all Tax and National Insurance due on; Minor, Irregular, Impractical expenses or employee benefits. Therefore you do not need to; Put them through your payroll Include them in your year end P11D forms Pay Class 1A National Insurance … Read More