Budget 2014 – A summary

Devil is, as always, in the details but the headline changes in the 2014 budget were: Personal tax For 2015 to 2016 the personal allowance for those born after 5 April 1948 will increase to £10,500 and the basic rate limit will be £31,785 for 2015 to 2016. For 2015 to 2016 the starting rate for savings

20% VAT from 4th January 2010

Most businesses should now be aware of the increase in the standard rate of VAT to 20% on 4th Janauary 2010, however, many are still unsure of the detail.  Set out below are a few of the important issues for VAT traders: Advance Sales Can I simply invoice now and receive payment later - In short yes,

The VAT trap for sole traders – multiple trades

The majority of sole traders are aware of their obligations to register for VAT when their business turnover has gone over a specific limit - called the 'VAT threshold' (currently £70,000), but few realise that it is not their 'business' that is registered but them personally. Why does this matter? Where an individual carries