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Autumn Statement – First Thoughts

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall

We had the ‘big Budget for a big country with big ambitions’ in July. Today we had ‘a big spending review from a Government that does big things’. Now we know how the Chancellor is taking us forward towards his …

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AUTUMN STATEMENT: Company car owners out of pocket by diesel supplement

The Chancellor has just announced in today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review plans to keep the company car tax diesel supplement until 2021, which could see many people paying more income tax than they had budgeted. The Government originally planned to scrap the 3% diesel supplement on company car tax from April 2016, so that it was brought in to line with petrol cars, but today that has been delayed to 2021. Matthew Hall, who is Head of Tax and Partner at top-20 accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, commented: “There will be many people who chose to drive a diesel vehicle with the expectation that the surcharge would be removed next year.

Tax Dates

30 November 2015

Deadline for final claims for double tax relief for qualifying UK gambling duties

31 December 2015

Last day that Annual Investment Allowance remains at £500,000 before reverting to £200,000

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Prompt Payment Discounts

From 1st April 2015 VAT law in connection with prompt payment discounts is changing. The changes will not only affect those businesses that offer prompt payment discounts to customers but also those who receive invoices offering a prompt payment discount.

The current VAT legislation is relatively simple with the amount of VAT declared on the invoice as well as the amount of VAT the recipient of the supply can treat as input tax being calculated on the discounted price.

The amount of VAT does not change even if the prompt payment discount is not taken up by the customer.  - See more 

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