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There is such a thing as a (tax) free lunch

There is such a thing as a (tax) free lunch

There is no tax charge for the provision of meals for directors or employees, provided the meal is provided either in a canteen or on the employer’s premises, it’s on a reasonable scale, and it’s available to all employees. So, does that mean family companies without...
Travel for Directors

Travel for Directors

The cost of ordinary commuting is not tax deductible. Ordinary commuting is a journey made to or from home (or any other non-workplace) to a permanent workplace. A “permanent workplace” is one where either the whole duration of the employment contract is...
How to pay a dividend

How to pay a dividend

Loading… Use the form above to create a dividend voucher. When you press submit, the voucher will be emailed to you – check your spam if you can’t see it. A company can pay dividends to shareholders from its accumulated after-tax profits. These can...
Accommodation

Accommodation

For the self-employed accommodation costs can be tax deductible where they are incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the trade or profession. Ordinary living costs are not tax deductible. In practice, HMRC tend to allow the costs of overnight...
Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

From April 2019 all VAT returns will need to be submitted through software, under HMRC’s Making Tax Digital programme. It will no longer be possible to submit returns through HMRC’s website. I use Quickbooks Online and Receipt Bank to help make your record...