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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

  • 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.
  • Top Ten Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Small Businesses Tax planning for small businesses is not always straightforward, in fact it can be a serious minefield for the unwary. The chances are however that you and your business could almost certainly pay less in tax, with help from your tax advisor. Here are some tips to get you started.
  • Making Tax Digital for Small Businesses Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) comes into effect from 1st April 2019. With Chancellor Philip Hammond announcing in his 2019 Spring Budget that MTD for other taxes will not be mandated until at least 2021, all of our focus is now on the VAT implementation.
  • End of Tax Year planning - Use your Allowances to reduce your tax bill. Last minute Tax Planning. Our guide to what annual allowances you have and how to use them to reduce your tax bill.
  • A Contractor's introduction to Director's Loans There may be a time when you need to loan money to or borrow money from your own Limited Company. Director’s loans are wrapped up in fiddly bits of legislation. When borrowing cash from your company, care must be taken. You must ensure that you fully understand the tax implications before you take any kind of loan from your business.
  • What do you do if you receive a letter from the HMRC Let Property Campaign? So you've received a letter from HMRC’s Let Property Campaign? Happy New Year! From my experience, your initial reaction is likely to be one of the following......
  • A contractors guide to VAT Value Added Tax (VAT) is a standard consumption tax levied on almost all goods and services in the UK. If you’re a contractor, working through your own Limited Company, registering for VAT could significantly improve your tax efficiency.
  • Off-payroll working in the private sector - a contractors guide IR35 is a tax legislation used to distinguish between employees and genuinely self-employed contractors. Last month we compiled a comprehensive guide to IR35. Now, we take an in-depth look at how the ‘off-payroll working’ rules, introduced to the public sector in 2017, will be extended to medium and large-sized businesses in the private sector from April 2020.
  • Valid expenses you could claim as a landlord Are you a landlord? Maybe considering a new home, and letting out your current property? Maybe you’re working abroad for a while, and renting your home to make ends meet? Before you take the plunge (or even if you took it years ago), this article aims to help you make the most from your rental income.
  • A guide to expenses for Contractors As a contractor, working through your own limited company, one of the main benefits available to you is the ability to claim business expenses. Claiming expenses correctly can reduce your tax bill, it’s a vital part of running your company tax efficiently.

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