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Top 200!

ARTICLE PUBLISHED 20.04.2016

On Sunday 10th April the Sunday Times published their first supplement listing the Top 200 Accountants in the UK based on reviews on the independent consumer ratings website VouchedFor.co.uk. Allens are proud to have been voted in the top 200 and featured in this issue.

To be included we were highly recommended by 20+ of our clients. All had rated our services over 4 stars out of 5, which is a fantastic achievement. We’d like to thank all of the clients who took the time to share their positive feedback, it’s a great endorsement for our services which we provide.

You can see our reviews by going to: https://www.vouchedfor.co.uk/accountant/stockport/24702-simon-leigh

If you missed the Sunday Times last weekend click here to read the full article: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8PD__R-t_oNWkZ0VzhfbFJ2aVk/view

The Budget 2016

ARTICLE PUBLISHED 17.03.2016

George Osborne presented the first Spring Budget of this Parliament
on Wednesday 16 March 2016.

The summary concentrates on the tax measures which include:

Reductions in the rates of capital gains tax

Introduction of a Lifetime ISA for under 40s

Changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Abolition of Class 2 NIC

Reduction in the corporation tax rate

Reforms to corporate tax losses.

For the full Budget, click here

Dividend Tax Increases from April 2016

ARTICLE PUBLISHED 16.12.2015

Dividends are commonly used by business owners to extract profits from their company. In most situations this is particularly efficient as dividends don’t attract National Insurance Contributions.

From 6 April 2016 the tax rates for dividends will increase by 7.5% across the board. This will mean that a basic rate taxpayer, who currently pays 0% on dividends will pay 7.5%; and a higher rate taxpayer, who currently pays 25%, will pay 32.5%.

There will however be a new £5,000 tax-free dividend allowance for all taxpayers and the notional 10% tax credit will be abolished.

These new rules are clearly going to significantly increase the tax payable by most business owners. For example, anyone drawing dividends of £30,000 (in addition to a small salary to cover their personal allowance) currently pays tax of £330 on those dividends. From April 2016 the same £30,000 dividends will cost £1,875 i.e. an increase of £1,545.

As a result it may be beneficial to look at whether it is possible to take more income before the changes take effect, consider introducing spouses as shareholders (if not done already) and review your profit extraction polices as a whole.

If you would like to speak to us about these changes and your options please get in touch.

Autumn Statement 2015

ARTICLE PUBLISHED 26.11.2015

On Wednesday 25 November the Chancellor George Osborne presented the first Autumn Statement of this Parliament along with
the Spending Review.

His speech and the supporting documentation set out both tax and economic measures.
Our summary concentrates on the tax measures which include:

changes to the prospective Tax-Free Childcare scheme

reversal of most of the tax credit proposals

retaining the 3% diesel supplement for company cars which was to be abolished

the introduction of an apprenticeship levy

proposals to restrict tax relief for travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged

  through employment intermediaries

the introduction of a payment on account of any capital gains tax due on the disposal

  of residential property

the introduction of higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax on purchases of additional

  residential properties.

In the Budgets in March and July the government announced various proposals many of which have been subject to consultation with interested parties. Some of these proposals are summarised here. Draft legislation relating to many of these areas will be published on 9 December and some of the details may change as a result.

Our summary also provides a reminder of other key developments which are to take place from April 2016.

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Allens working in the Cloud

ARTICLE PUBLISHED 14.11.2014

Cloud accounting will revolutionise the way you control your finances, allowing you to manage your business  smarter and faster than ever before. The ability to access and manage your accounts anywhere anytime is now a reality, whilst all of your financial information is securely stored in the Cloud. We can work with you in real time, from any location, to support you in overseeing your business and finances.

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