Does your company operate in an area where it could claim R&D Tax Credits? According to data from HMRC, small and medium sized businesses could be missing out on thousands of pounds. HMRC state on their website “Work that advances overall knowledge or capability in a field of science or technology, and projects and activities […]

Featured image, Blackpool World Firework Championships, takes place over four Friday evenings in September 1 August 2018 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 October 2017. 19 August 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 August 2018. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date […]

UK residents can ask for publicly owned land and buildings to be sold if they think that the property is vacant or underused. You will need to track down the owner of the land and ask for the property to be sold. Your application will not entitle you to purchase the land, the owners may […]

Notwithstanding any of the comments that follow, an individual is allowed to make tax-free capital gains of £11,700 during 2018-19. There are also a number of circumstances when a disposal does not create a taxable gain. These include: The sale of personal assets worth less than £6,000. Gifts to your spouse or civil partner. Gifts […]

A new test is to be added to the qualifying criteria for rent-a-room relief from April 2019. The test will require that the individual or individuals in receipt of income – the home owner(s) – will need to share occupancy of the residence in question with the individual whose occupation of the furnished accommodation is […]

In the recently published draft clauses that will form the basis of the Budget later this year, HMRC has outlined a significant change to the way they will be levying penalties for late filing breaches under the Making Tax Digital regulations, with points based tax penalties. Rather than base penalties on each transgression, taxpayers will […]

Have you ever heard the expression we don’t have problems, only opportunities? Well here at Jones Harris we certainly like to think that way! Cast your mind back to March 2018 when, instead of baking heat waves, we were all complaining about howling gales. One of those atrocious winds blew the lozenge shaped ‘JH’ part […]

Regular readers of the Jones Harris news pages might remember that we told you about receptionist Yvonne Crewe helping out with poppies for remembrance at the Willow Garden Project. Have you seen the poppies appearing in Fleetwood yet? The Willow Garden Project is a ‘food growing’ community garden here in Fleetwood, for adults with disabilities […]

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