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Research & Development tax credits

One of the most valuable forms of tax relief available to businesses is Research & Development (R&D) tax relief. Open to small or medium-sized enterprises and extended to large companies, HMRC created R&D to incentivise innovation amongst UK businesses.

Businesses are always on the look out for ways to invest, grow and excel in their industry sector. There are several ways in which they can capitalise on these opportunities in a variety of tax efficient ways.  Bu they often don’t.  Either because they are unaware or not willing to raise their heads above the parapet.

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Company directors

One of the most common questions we are asked by a new company director is: what do I have to do now? As a company director, you have a legal obligation to keep proper company accounts and meet the legal filling obligations.

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Tax planning

There are various tax elections and legislative options available to the taxpayer, but understanding how they fit together and can benefit you or your business is something only gained by long experience in dealing with the many intricate aspects of taxation. And a lot of lateral thinking. And being able to see how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Tax investigation

Nicolson Accountancy offer you, flexible tax investigation insurance protection up to £100,000 and no excess for tax returns up to 90 days late. You’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re covered against all of these events.

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National Insurance Contributions

There are 4 different types of National Insurancethat employees or the self-employed can pay and there is often a great deal of misunderstanding about who is to pay what type of National Insurance, and how the calculation of the liability comes about.

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Vat refund on self build

If you are building your own house, then you can claim a VAT refund on most (but not all) of the building and fitting costs. You have only three months from the date of the completion certificate to submit your claim.

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