Category Archives: Tax

Can I treat my employees to a Christmas meal or party?

It’s that time of year when we have a flurry of questions around the cost of taking your team out for a social function or party. The big question is how much can you spend, and how much can you claim back through your business? In theory, payments to your employees could be treated as […]

What can I claim for working from home?

use of home

You’re working from home, and incurring expenses to do so, so what can you claim through your business? You have 2 options: 1. HMRC approved rates 2. Claiming a percentage of your household bills. So let’s look at each in turn. 1. HMRC approved rates The easiest way to claim for working from home is […]

Do I need to register for VAT?

VAT registration

If you’re a small business owner, you may be considering registering for VAT (Value Added Tax) to help your business grow. VAT registration can be a significant step for a business, and there are many factors to consider before making the decision. Let’s have a look what you need to think about before registering for […]

I’m thinking of converting my garage into an office

Garage to office

You’re thinking of giving up your rented office and converting your garage in to an office instead, so can you put the cost through my business?   Many business owners are looking at different options around working from home, and around 44% of UK workers are reportedly working from home, or hybrid working (source ONS.gov.uk). […]

Can my business pay for a garden office?

garden office

Many people are working from home, either fully remote, or a hybrid of office and home working. So we’re asked a lot whether your business can pay for the garden office. We’re also asked about converting your garage into a home office, so check out our blog on garage conversions here. You’ve found a beautiful […]

How we can assist with a tax investigation from HMRC

Tax investigations are expensive, intrusive and stressful. The cost of an enquiry can seriously impact your financial security, and your health Register here if you’d like to be included in our tax investigation insurance from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. No business is too small or too large for HMRC to challenge, but […]