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Covid-19: Job Support Scheme

Newsletter issue - November 2020. The Chancellor originally announced details of the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) in his Winter Economy Plan, and the details were subsequently updated in a statement on 22 October 2020. The JSS is the main employment support scheme, which was due to take effect from 1 November 2020, following the…Read More

Covid-19: SEISS and business grants update

Newsletter issue - November 2020. Millions of self-employed individuals have been eligible to receive direct cash grants through the government's Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), to help them during the coronavirus outbreak. There are four opportunities to receive a grant under the SEISS, although the deadlines for the first two parts have now passed. For…Read More

The 'new normal' for Christmas parties?

Newsletter issue - November 2020. As we approach the end of the year, thoughts may be turning towards upcoming Christmas celebrations and the like - although this year, the traditional work's Christmas party is likely to look very different. Whilst the tax legislation does not include a specific allowance for an employer providing a Christmas…Read More

HMRC review of import VAT deducted as input tax by non-owners

Newsletter issue - November 2020. HMRC have recently clarified the correct treatment for the deduction of import VAT paid by a taxable person who is not the owner of the relevant goods. Following the publication on HMRC Brief 2 (2019), which restated the long-standing policy of who is entitled to reclaim VAT paid on imports…Read More

November questions and answers

Newsletter issue - November 2020. Q. I am self-employed and my business has been struggling this year due to the coronavirus. I opted to defer my 31 July 2020 tax payment but I'm worried that I will not have the cash to pay the whole amount by the end of January 2021. What can I…Read More

November 2020 Key tax dates

Newsletter issue - November 2020. 1 - Due date for payment of Corporation Tax for the year ended 31 January 2020 2 - Last day for car change notifications in the quarter to 5 October - Use P46 Car 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/11/2020Read More

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