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Tax-free Christmas parties and staff gifts

Tax-free Christmas parties and staff gifts

Christmas is fast approaching us. You may be considering rewarding your employees for their hard work over the last year with a tax-free gift or a staff Christmas party.

What is extended producer responsibility for packaging?

What is extended producer responsibility for packaging?

As part of the government’s pledge to eliminate avoidable waste, and recycle a greater proportion of municipal
waste, the rules on recycling responsibilities are changing. Extended producer responsibility for packaging (EPR) is part of this.

Business Tax accountants

Efficient tax planning can lead to significant improvements to your business’s bottom line.

Whatever the size of your business, we will incorporate tax efficiency into your planning, as well as taking care of returns and paperwork, leaving you more time to manage your business.

Our business tax accounts can help you:

  • take advantage of tax opportunities and reliefs
  • achieve optimum capital or revenue tax treatment
  • make the most of tax opportunities specific to your industry
  • act on your behalf in discussions with the tax authorities

Corporation Tax planning

Large companies may benefit from advice on calculating quarterly payments and reminders on when they are due.

If you are part of a group, we can look at any potential to group relief any tax losses to bring down the tax charge of the group as a whole.

Remuneration planning

By linking services, we consider your business and personal situation when planning how to pay you. This maybe a combination of salary and company dividends and we can advise on the best options for saving tax as a company director.

Extracting profits

There are different ways of extracting profits from your company that suit your personal situation and that of the business.

Simpler record keeping

Sole traders and partners could take advantage of simplified ways of keeping records for tax returns such as the cash basis and fixed rate expenses. These methods make keeping records easier and could save you tax.

We can advise whether these methods are suitable for your business.

VAT compliance

We can ensure you are compliant with VAT regulations and that your VAT returns are submitted with HMRC to avoid any penalties.

Talk to us about how we can help your business with its tax planning

Speak to one our our expert business tax accountants

Deborah Baker

Senior Manager


We can also help you with

Audit & assurance

Letting us take of the regulatory burden will give you more time to concentrate on running your business.

Ellacotts have always provided a first class service.

Duncan Mallace

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