Changes To Employment Allowance Coming In April 2020
What's changing exactly?
Posted by Alison Mead on 16/12/2019 @ 8:00AM
From April 2020, HMRC intends to make Employment Allowance available to businesses and charities where their employer National Insurance contributions bill was less than £100,000 in the previous tax year ...
Employment Allowance is changing in April, 2020. Will your business be affected?
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If your organisation exceeds this, then you are no longer eligible to claim Employment Allowance. Larger employers much ensure that the Eligible for Employment Allowance box is unticked in your payroll company settings.
The EU considers Employment Allowance to be a form of state aid which essentially places some larger businesses in an 'advantageous position' over their competition.
You can't claim Employment Allowance if:
You're the director and only employee when you're paid above the secondary threshold.
You employ personal, household or domestic help unless they're a carer or support worker.
You're a public body, or more than 1/2 your trade is in the public sector (unless you're a charity).
You work under IR35 rules
These changes effectively withdraw Employment Allowance for medium to large companies and will affect around 100,000 employers. However, over 99% of micro-businesses and 93% of SMEs will still be eligible for it.
Until next time ...
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About Alison Mead ...
Alison loves bookkeeping and supporting bookkeepers. She has been helping clients to be better bookkeepers in Sage 50 for over 24 years and has been Xero Accredited in accounts and payroll for a number of years too.
She specialises in a very unique hand-holding method of training, helping bookkeepers and business owners to use their accounts software as and when they need support in setting up and producing their invoices, reports and financial information.
Alison combines her role at Silicon Bullet with her Forever Living network marketing businesses and is often to be seen at business networking meetings as she likes to keep busy.
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