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Budget 2020 - A pot-hole free drive in your electric car through magic money trees?


There is much to be happy about in today's Budget, where the magic money trees are well and truly thriving!

Businesses will benefit from many announcements, particularly those who trade from a property, have one or two employees, and need a new car!

Business rates are abolished for a year for rateable values of less than £51k and these same businesses will receive a £3k grant, as a response to the Coronavirus but it's also part of the overall picture of dealing with competition from Amazon and other online retailers.

 

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How To Make Profits And Pay No Tax - Case Study #1

It might feel as though large companies get all the tax reliefs, but any additional 'reliefs' mainly arise from owning a global brand. 

So what can many UK based companies do? Let's illustrate with a Case Study:

 

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#Budget2014 (Small) Makers. Doers. Savers. + Investors?

The Chancellor chose this headline, but I think Investors also get a look in.

(SMALL) MAKERS

I take this to be businesses. In fact, it's largely small to medium companies that benefit from today's announcements being the changes to AIA, SEIS and R&D.

 

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#Tax Myth 10 - R&D Tax Payments Should Always Be Claimed

With its tax reliefs improving over recent years, Research & Development claims should be given more attention.

For SMEs, when you spend £100 on R&D, your corporation tax is not only reduced by the £100 you've spent, but also by an additional £125, taking the total deduction against your company bill to £225.

If you're paying 20% corporation tax, you've saved additional tax of £25 (£125 @ 20%), taking total tax saved to £45 (£225 @ 20%).

 

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