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We're here with practical tax information for your business. Find out about business taxes, tax planning and more.


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Effective tax planning is essential if you are to minimise your tax bills. Simple tax planning can significantly reduce your tax liabilities.

The self-assessment tax return is an unavoidable burden if you are liable for self-employed tax or have complicated income tax affairs.

Corporation tax is charged on a company's profits. If you trade as a limited company, ensure that paying this tax is as painless as possible.

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable whether you are self-employed or employed by your own company, although different rates apply.

As well as your legal obligations, you’ll want to ensure that payroll is painless and that you use any opportunities to improve your tax-efficiency.


Effective VAT planning aims to ensure that VAT is relatively painless, and that you are reclaiming as much as possible of the VAT you pay.

Capital gains are made when you sell something for more money than you paid for it. As a result, you can be subject to tax. Take professional advice.

Business property taxes apply to businesses with commercial premises.There are two commercial property taxes: business rates and stamp duty land tax.

If you have tax problems or face a tax investigation, it pays to seek professional advice and you must act rather than just hoping for the best.

Pay your VAT bill

Online VAT returns are due one month and seven days after the end of your VAT period. Payment of any VAT owed is due at the same time.

You must make sure your payment reaches HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) by the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or bank holiday, your payment must reach HMRC on the last working day before your deadline. You may have to pay a surcharge if you don’t pay on time.

Your payment deadline will vary by a few days according to your method of payment. Find out your exact VAT payment deadline using the GOV.UK calculator.

Different deadlines apply to the annual accounting scheme and for larger businesses which must make payments on account.

There are several methods you can use to pay your VAT bill. You can:

You can check that your payment has been received by logging in to your online VAT account. It can take up to 48 hours for your payment to show.

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