Posts Tagged ‘NIC’

Tax Diary May/June 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

1 May 2017 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 July 2016.

19 May 2017 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 May 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 May 2017)

19 May 2017 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 May 2017.

19 May 2017 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 May 2017 is payable by today.

31 May 2017 – Ensure all employees have been given their P60s for the 2016-17 tax year.

1 June 2017 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2016.

19 June 2017 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2017)

19 June 2017 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 June 2017.

19 June 2017 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 June 2017 is payable by today.

Class 4 NICs

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The Chancellor announced two increases in Class 4 NI contributions for the self-employed in his budget and in the following week withdrew the increases for the term of the current parliament.

His original notion was to start the process of equalising the NI contributions made by the employed and self-employed now that State Benefits, particularly the new flat-rate State Pension, are available to both groups.

The first rate increase, from April 2018, was set to coincide with the abolition of the self-employed Class 2 contributions on this date. However, it would appear that manifesto promises carry more weight than fiscal necessity and the increases have been abandoned.

Class 2 contributions are still being withdrawn, which means that the scope of Class 4 contributions will need to be adjusted to counter any loss in benefits presently provided by Class 2.

Legislation in this area has been thrown wide open to change by the apparent U-turn since the budget announcements. As and when the intentions of government become more certain we will update readers accordingly.

Self-employed NIC increase

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Although there was little of substance to Philip Hammond’s budget last week, one particular issue caused some political controversy. It was the proposal to increase the National Insurance contributions for the self-employed from 9% to 11% over a two-year period starting April 2018.

 

From this date, April 2018, the weekly Class 2 contributions will be scrapped and the scope of Class 4 contributions will be increased such that the entitlement to selected benefits is maintained.

 

The Chancellor’s justification for the increase was to reduce the gap between NI contributions made by employed persons and the self-employed. Typically, employed persons and their employers make more significant contributions than self-employed individuals earning the same level of income.

 

At present, the self-employed pay Class 4 NIC at the rate of 9% of profits between £8,060 and £43,000, for 2016-17, compared to 12% for an employee on earnings between the same thresholds. When employer’s NIC contributions of 13.8% are taken into account the imbalance in contributions are even more marked.

 

Historically, the benefits that an out of work, or retired self-employed person could claim were lower than an employed person, but with the advent of the new State Pension for persons who reach retirement age after 6 April 2016, many of these imbalances have been reduced.

 

The Treasury estimates that after the 2% increase has been factored in, only persons with self-employed earnings in excess of £16,250 will be paying more in NIC for 2019-20 as a direct result of the change.

 

Of course, the Class 4 NIC increase may not actually happen. This is a proposal published in a Finance Bill, and until parliament vote the change into law, the measure is ineffective. The Prime Minister has indicated that a final decision will be deferred to the Autumn Budget later this year.

Tax Diary November/December 2016

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

1 November 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2016.

19 November 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2016.)

19 November 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 November 2016.

19 November 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 November 2016 is payable by today.

1 December 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 29 February 2016.

19 December 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 December 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 December 2016)

19 December 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 December 2016.

19 December 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 December 2016 is payable by today.

30 December 2016 – Deadline for filing 2015-16 Self Assessment tax returns online to include a claim for under payments to be collected via tax code in 2017-18.

Tax Diary October/November 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

1 October 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 December 2015.

19 October 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 October 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 October 2016.)

19 October 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 October 2016.

19 October 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 October 2016 is payable by today.

31 October 2016 – Latest date you can file a paper version of your 2016 Self Assessment tax return.

1 November 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 January 2016.

19 November 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 November 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 November 2016.)

19 November 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 November 2016.

19 November 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 November 2016 is payable by today.

Tax Diary June/July 2016

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

1 June 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2015.

19 June 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2016.)

19 June 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 June 2016.

19 June 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 June 2016 is payable by today.

1 July 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2015.

6 July 2016 – Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs.

19 July 2016 – Pay Class 1A NICs (by the 22 July 2016 if paid electronically.).

19 July 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 July 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 July 2016.)

19 July 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 July 2016.

19 July 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 July 2016 is payable by today.

Retirement age NI bonus

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

When you reach the State Retirement Age (SRA) you stop paying Class 1 NIC contributions if you are employed, and Class 2 contributions if you are self-employed.

You will still have to pay Class 4 NIC, the most significant self-employed NIC charge, for the entire tax year during which you achieve the SRA. The next year you will be exempt.

If you are unsure when you will reach SRA, there is a free “check your SRA” on the GOV.UK website at https://www.gov.uk/state-pension-age.

For the self-employed, reaching the SRA can influence your tax planning options. Ordinarily, if a sole trader is profitable, it may pay to consider incorporating the business as the combined Corporation Tax plus dividend tax may be less than the combined Income Tax and Class 2 and 4 NIC contributions. However, if you no longer have to pay the Class 2 and Class 4 NIC it may be more beneficial to continue as a self-employed person.

It is best not to generalise, there may still be good reasons for considering incorporation, but a rethink when you attain SRA may reduce your overall tax bill.

Tax Diary May/June 2016

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

19 May 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 May 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 May 2016)

19 May 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 May 2016.

19 May 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 May 2016 is payable by today.

31 May 2016 – Ensure all employees have been given their P60s for the 2015-16 tax year.

1 June 2016 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2015.

19 June 2016 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2016. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2016)

19 June 2016 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 June 2016.

19 June 2016 – CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 June 2016 is payable by today.

 

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