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26 Nov

NIC Refunds for Vocational Training

Does your business engage self-employed teachers, lecturers or vocational instructors, or are you such a self-employed teacher or instructor? The NI contribution regulations were changed from 6 April 2012 to make it clear that such teachers/instructors should not be treated as employed and subject to class 1 NICs, where they were engaged on self-employed contracts.

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26 Nov

Is a lease surrender payment tax deductible?

Q. My business needs to move to smaller cheaper premises, but my current landlord wants me to pay a fee to surrender the property lease earlier than the next break point. Can I claim that lease-surrender payment as a business expense?

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26 Nov

Scared of mixing up tax payments?!

Q. The Taxman is always demanding money from me for VAT, PAYE, corporation tax, Class 1A NICs, excise duty, the list goes on and on! I am terrified of mixing up the payments and paying the wrong amount to the wrong part of the great tax department. How can I make sure I get it right?

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26 Nov

Taskforce Targets Private Landlords

The Taxman has announced a taskforce to investigate tax avoidance in landlords in South East England.

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