Business structures

The tax system for companies

This looks at how your taxable profits are calculated and when corporation tax is payable.

Penalties for late returns and late payment of tax

The tax system is replete with fines and penalties for those that do not file or pay on time. Make sure you don't get caught out.

Changes to Companies House filing fees

As from 6 April 2011, there are changes to the filing fees charged by Companies House.

Tax and the company car

The tax liability on company cars continues to increase. We look at in depth at the tax cost of your company vehicle.

Changes to tax aimed at helping smaller firms

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has set out plans for easing the tax burden that many small enterprises face.

Pros and cons of limited companies

We are often asked, 'Should I form a limited company?' The reality is that there is no easy answer. Each situation has to be judged individually. Our guide provides an overview of some of the key issues relating to a business trading as a limited company.

Companies House looks to electronic filing by 2013

Companies House has said that it expects to become a fully electronic registry in the next two years.

Call to reform IR35 rules

The government should act to change the rules governing the tax status of contractors, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has said.

Tax changes may lead to rise in incorporations

Increasing numbers of sole traders may switch to limited company status as a result of the tax rates announced in the emergency Budget.

Revised corporate governance code to come into effect

The directors of the UK’s largest companies will have to be re-elected on an annual basis as part of a revised code of corporate governance.

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