Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. We are introducing the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating…

Scam Tax Rebate Emails

Scam Tax Rebate Emails

Here at Bells we have had a number of clients contact us to ask if an email they have received, seemingly from HMRC, is genuine. The email often has HMRC’s logo on it and appears quite official, usually stating that the taxpayer is due a refund and asking them to follow a link to claim…

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Tax on Dividend

If you own shares in a company you may well pay yourself via a dividend. Previously, if you were a basic rate tax payer you were not required to pay any additional tax on dividends. As of 6 April 2016, you won’t pay tax on the first £5,000 of dividends that you get in the…

IS IT ILLEGAL TO PAY EMPLOYEES CASH

Is it illegal to pay employees cash?

Paying employees cash is not illegal, you can pay your employees via various methods via online banking, cheque or cash. However, you must be aware of the tax and NIC implications of how much you are paying an employee and all amounts still need to be reported to the HMRC via Real Time Information. For…