Business tax

Unincorporated businesses could miss out on a tax relief scheme introduced by the Chancellor in the pre-Budget Report.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

The 2009 Budget, which will be delivered on 22 April, must focus on improving business confidence, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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