On 17/11/2022 Jeremy Hunt the Chancellor for the UK Governments expressed their plans for the coming year and the contents of his autumn budget. As before we have read thorugh the detailed report and listed the main bullet points for small business and the self employed.
Personal Income Tax
There are no changes to the personal tax thresholds. And they will remain at the current level until April 2028. This also includes the National Insurance Contribution threshold for PAYE and self employed. Minimum wage for people aged over 23 to increase from £9.50 to £10.42 an hour from April 2023
Company Dividend Tax-Free Allowance (DIV)
The dividend tax free allowance threshold will be reduced from £2,000 to £1,000 from April 2023. And this will be reduced even more in 2024-25 to £500.
Additional Rate of Income Tax (Higher Tax band)
From April 2023, the higher rate band will be reduced from £150,000 to £125,140. Which means anyone earning above £125,140 will now be taxed at the 45%. Apart for Scotland.
Annual Investment Allowance (AIA)
The Annual Investment Allowance will be permanently set at £1 million to help promote growth in the economy.
Corporation Tax (CT600)
From April 2023, the Corporation Tax is due to increase to 25% if a company’s profits exceed £250,000. Companies whose profits are between £50,001 to £250,000 will be subject to a tapered relief. Companies whose profits fall below £50,000 will remain at the current level of 19%.
Capital Gains Tax-Free Allowance (CGT)
Also rumoured before the budget, the threshold for Capital Gains Tax will be reduced from £12,300 to £6,000 from April 2023. Similarly to the dividend allowance, a further reduction will be seen in 2024-25 to £3,000.
Employment Allowance (Employer NIC)
The Employment NIC Allowance will stay at £5,000 meaning that eligible employers.
Electric cars, vans and motorcycles will start to pay road tax from April 2025.
The household energy price cap has been extended for one year beyond April 2023 but has been made less, with typical bills capped at £3,000 instead of £2,500 a year.
By Anni Khan at Tax Affinity Accountants
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