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Importance of Completing a Self-Assessment Form

Permanent workers are usually paid via Pay As You Earn (PAYE). PAYE ensures that the employee’s income tax, national insurance, and student loan repayments have been deducted before the employee receiving their pay. However, self-employed individuals must pay to ensure that they have paid their taxes, national insurance contributions, and student loan repayments. If you are self-employed you must complete a self-assessment form to figure out what you owe and ensure that you have made payments before the deadline.

Build your own house – Reclaim the VAT from the HMRC!!

Are you thinking of building your own house? Well you can now reclaim the VAT.

You can apply to HMRC for a VAT refund on building materials and services if you are building a new home, or converting a property into a home. In order to qualify, the home must be separate and self-contained, be for you or your family to live or holiday in, and not be for business purposes (although you can use one room as a work from home office). Builders working on new buildings should zero rate their work anyway and you won’t pay any VAT on their services.