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Repaying your debts: different ways of consolidating debt

Date: 21 September 2020


Changes to Landlord Tax 2020/21

Date: 10 August 2020


What the SEISS extension means for you

Date: 3 August 2020


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Changes to Landlord Tax 2020/21

The rates of tax affecting landlords and homeowners change on a frequent basis. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains the latest changes to come into force.

Date: 10 August 2020 By:

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What the SEISS extension means for you

The Government Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has been supporting the self employed during COVID-19. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains how you might be eligible for a second grant.

Date: 3 August 2020 By:

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A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

With the deadline for th first grant approaching, this guide explains the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), who qualifies for it and how to claim.

Date: 6 July 2020 By:

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Should you defer your second payment on account?

The Government has said taxpayers can delay their second payment on account. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explores the pros and cons of doing so.

Date: 24 June 2020 By:

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Self assessment advice for returning expats

Self assessment advice for expats that have returned to the UK as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 3 June 2020 By:

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Self-employed healthcare worker? Key tax savings you can make

Simple expenses that self-employed carers and healthcare workers can claim to reduce their tax bill.

Date: 26 May 2020 By:

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Where should the self-employed start this new tax year?

Everything is up in the air thanks to COVID-19 but what do we know for certain and how can this help us in the long run?

Date: 21 April 2020 By:

A happy businessman smiles as he submits his tax return early

Be tax savvy: file early in 2020

There are many benefits from filing your self assessment tax return early from reduced stress, more time to prepare and no late filing penalties.

Date: 15 April 2020 By:

A self employed window cleaner is cleaning windows outside

COVID-19 support for the self employed

The government has announced assistance for the self-employed during the COVID-19 outbreak. To qualify self assessment tax returns must be up to date.

Date: 27 March 2020 By:

Chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, prepares the 2020 budget statement

Budget statement 2020: round up of the key announcements

The chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has been in post for less than one month. He announced the government's updated economic forecasts and spending plans.

Date: 11 March 2020 By:

A self-employed couple apply for and are granted a mortgage based on their circumstances.

Getting a mortgage when you’re self-employed

Don’t assume that mortgage lenders will only be concerned with your income and credit history. Employment status is also important - here’s why.

Date: 26 February 2020 By:

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Did you miss the filing deadline?

In 2019 700,000 missed the tax return deadline. What penalties can you expect if you missed the 2020 self-assessment deadline or can't pay your bill?

Date: 3 February 2020 By:

A sales executive drives her company car home from a meeting with a client.

How to claim business mileage as an expense

Companies that need to reimburse employees for business travel can claim the payments against their corporation tax. What you need to know.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A business owner sits behind a big stack of financial documents, worrying about the tax return deadline.

Three good reasons to file your tax return today

Get the new year off to a calm and organised start. Getting your Self Assessment out of the way early can pay dividends, explains Mike Parkes.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

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Who needs a UTR number, anyway?

If you don’t have a UTR, you won’t be able to file your Self Assessment tax return - which could lead to some heavy fines. How to get yours.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

A small business owner fills in her Self Assessment tax return, using a calculator to work out key figures.

How to prepare for the tax return deadline

If you need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return this year, we’re guessing you’re dreading January. Make it easy on yourself with these tips.

Date: 17 December 2019 By:

A self employed woman completes her self assessment tax return ahead of the January deadline

Avoid the January tax return rush

In the run-up to Christmas, your tax return is the last thing on your mind. But getting things in order early could be an early gift to yourself.

Date: 10 December 2019 By:

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