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Student Summer Jobs and Tax, all you need to know.


Student Tax Tips! Whether you are juggling two or three jobs throughout the tax year, or have taken up a Summer Job for a few months, getting your tax in order will save you money.

Self Assessment - Expenses you can claim back as an employee


Wondering what everyday work expenses you can claim back on your self assessment form? Here are some expenses that a PAYE paying employee can claim. Note these can be back dated to also!

Carry forward past years pension allowances


Previous years unused pension allowances can be carried forward so you can exceed the £40,000 tax free limit this year. Higher earners should make the most of their pension allowance now, as it is under threat.

Forgot about Self Assessment deadline? Have a look at the fines


Here we show just how much a late return and /or a late payment on your self assessment could cost you.

Home Working Allowance


If you are working from home you may be entitled to claim the working from home allowance? At £216 a year tax free, it is worth finding out if you qualify.

Contracting / Freelancing - 10 pitfalls to avoid


Get it right and contracting gives you the best of all worlds: flexible working patterns, uncapped income, tax breaks and an ever-growing network of contacts. There are, however, potential pitfalls - here are ten to consciously avoid.

This article was published in our News section on 01/01/2017.

Some Guides you may be interested in

  • Company car tax for business owners What are the tax implications of buying a company car from a tax perspective? Take a look at our indepth analysis.
  • Landlords - Should you incorporate or not? Iain Rankin our Property Tax Expert, from TaxKings, takes a run through the decision making process to help you weigh up what the appropriate course of action is for you
  • What’s Required For Your First Digital VAT Return The government has started to roll-out Making Tax Digital (MTD) in a bid to engineer the UK tax system so that it embraces the online era. I hope this guide will help you understand the implications.
  • Scotland Vs England And Wales: What Are The Differences In Tax? There are significant differences to how much tax you pay in Scotland in comparison to England.
  • AirBnb vs long-term-rentals For the holiday maker & professionals alike, it’s safe to say that short-term let platforms - such as AirBnb, Flipkey, or Homeaway - have been a bit of a game changer.
  • Bookkeeper v Accountant Are you paying your accountant to prepare your books? Could you save some money by hiring a bookkeeper? Clare Doherty explains the key differences…
  • 5 Tax changes that may affect you this year Following the start of a new tax year, it’s always useful to stay abreast of changes to your responsibility. Certain legislative updates in 2019 have been overshadowed by the spectre of Making Tax Digital for VAT, causing smaller (but significant) changes to be overlooked.
  • Top Ten Claimable Expenses for Limited Companies Let’s start with a thought experiment. I’ll set the scene. You’re a limited company owner, and you, as the director, are the sole employee. You also - understandably – love learning about tax. You open up the Monday morning paper to find some exciting news - HMRC has hinted there are going to be some big changes in the upcoming UK budget.....
  • Salary vs Dividends A guide to tax efficient remuneration for Limited Company directors for 2019/20.
  • What changes to buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief for landlords? Undoubtedly the biggest source of tax confusion for prospective landlord clients that we speak to here at TaxKings relates to the changes to tax relief for residential landlords, introduced by the UK Government in April 2017.

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