Double glazing salesmen was self-employed

Employment status tax cases often make the headlines in the professional press and the June 2017 case of Tomlinson was no exception. In this case, the First-tier Tribunal found that a double glazing salesman (Mr Malcolm Tomlinson) was self-employed and not an employee...
Avoid Penalties Regarding High Income Child Benefit Charge

Avoid Penalties Regarding High Income Child Benefit Charge

Parents on higher incomes who continued to receive Child Benefit after January 2013 have been reminded that they must register for Self Assessment by 5 October 2013 to avoid any penalties in relation to the High Income Child Benefit Charge. This month, HM Revenue and...
Q&A: Can I pay my wife while on maternity leave?

Q&A: Can I pay my wife while on maternity leave?

Q. I formed my new company in November 2012 and I pay wages to my wife because she became a director and employee of that company at that time and does work for the company. My wife is now expecting our first child in August 2013. Can our company pay my wife statutory...
Paying casual workers – submit an RTI report every time?

Paying casual workers – submit an RTI report every time?

Are you paying casual workers this summer? Perhaps you are paying piece-rates for the amount of produce picked or packed by each person. Reporting such small and variable payments under the new RTI system is a significant hassle. The RTI rules require you to report...
Pay wages to your wife/husband/partner/children?

Pay wages to your wife/husband/partner/children?

This article explains whether you could pay wages to your wife/husband/partner/children to save tax. Your spouse/civil partner may not have any income at all, and almost certainly your children don’t. This means their personal allowance is being wasted every...