Planning for holidays If you’ve been working hard during the year, then it’s time to enjoy a well deserved break with your loved ones. To help you prepare your wallet for the festive season, we’ve written a short guide to planning and budgeting for your scheduled absence. Splash out on a festive treat To sweeten […]
The highlights First, let’s focus on the positive take outs for contractors: Corporation tax reduction Corporation tax (the tax on your company’s profits) will fall from 20% to 18% by 2020. Increased personal allowance The personal tax-free allowance will increase from £10,800 to £11,000 in April, ultimately rising to £12,500 by 2020. Increased higher rate […]
Requirements The company must be invoiced directly by a nursery or childminder and the payment will be free of tax and NICs for you as an employee as long as the following criteria are met. The exemption does not apply if the company reimburses the cost or settles the bill on your behalf. The payment […]
Our next book in our limited company series is here to show you how to maximise the tax efficiencies your company has to offer. You’ll learn expert hints and tips on paying the right amount of tax and keeping more of your hard earned cash in your pocket. We’ll run through everything from good expense management techniques […]
Supporting worthy causes is worthwhile and it’s also one of the most tax-efficient ways to give to your favourite charity if you are a contractor or consultant that owns a limited company. Supporting charities through your limited company means that you can donate and sponsor causes close to your heart and reduce your corporate tax […]
Benefits of employing a spouse Employing a spouse or a family member to ensure the admin or core business services are taken care of frees you up to maximise the company income. Paying them a salary can maximise household tax efficiencies by utilising their income thresholds for tax liabilities. Things to consider What salary will […]
The great accounting spring clean As a seasoned contractor you’re probably well-practiced in the usual tax efficiencies around salary and dividend splits and company expenses but here’s a quick round up of the top 4 more unusual tips for saving tax. 1. Tax breaks for green cars If you have a company car, the tax and […]
We all know that claiming for your business mileage is a simple and effective way to reduce your tax bill. HMRC’s mileage rate is fixed at 40p per mile (for the first 10,000 miles) so, to maximize your savings, it’s definitely in your interests to find the most efficient car with the lowest possible running costs. However, it’s a big job to work out the true efficiency of your prospective vehicle, especially if you want to consider all bases – including depreciation, road tax, insurance, servicing, fuel efficiency and all other running costs.
Fortunately, not only are Dean and I true petrol heads, we’re also pretty handy with excel, so we’ve selected ten cars, loaded their vital statistics into our spreadsheet and created the ultimate efficiency barometer, calculating the true running costs per mile for each of our chosen cars.
Here’s the result: inniAccounts’ top ten cars for contractor and freelancers: