At the end of the last self-assessment tax return season in
January 2020, we asked our clients for their feedback. We wanted to understand
better what our clients value from our service and how we can continue to serve
We promised two prizes of 2 Google Home Minis to two lucky
winners. We are very grateful to everyone who responded and thank you for
sharing your thoughts.
We put all the respondents into a draw and we have TWO
WINNERS. Watch the video below to find out who they are.
Our congratulation to the winners – your prizes will be on
their way to you very soon.
The impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on businesses
is unsettling and evolving fast.
At gHawk Accounting, we are working hard to support our clients
starting with those with the greatest need. Our team is fully set up and
working from home as our software is cloud based and can be accessed over the
Below is a summary of the help available from the government
to support businesses affected by Covid-19. We will continue to update this page as more information
is released on the support schemes available, who is eligible and how to get
We will update this page with questions we are receiving from
our clients, so feel free to message us with your question and we will add to
our Frequently Asked Questions.
Am I self-employed or employed?
A self-employed person trades in their own name as opposed
to through an intermediary e.g. a recruitment agency of company. So, if you are
a director or shareholder of a limited company and the company runs a Pay As
You Earn (PAYE) Scheme – then you are an employee, and not self-employed
Refer to the image above -your local council will write to
you if you are eligible.
What taxes can I defer
You can defer VAT payments from 20 March 2020 to 30 June
2020. Income tax payments due under the self-assessment system may be deferred until
January 2020. If unable to pay any other taxes, you should apply for a Time To
Pay arrangement by calling HMRC on 0800 0159 559
What if I can’t pay the rent for my commercial
The government has introduced Protection from eviction for
commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be
protected from eviction.
These measures will mean no business will automatically
forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment
up until 30 June.
There is the option for the government to extend this
period if needed.
This is not a rental holiday. All commercial tenants will
still be liable for the rent. Commercial tenants are protected from eviction if
they are unable to pay rent.
I am an employer and may have to lay off employees as our work has run out. What should I do?
You can access up to 80% of your employees’ wages up to £2,500 per month through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This allows an employer to ‘Furlough’ their employees for up to 3 months from 1 March 2020. Furloughed employees cannot provide services to a business, otherwise a claim cannot be made under the scheme.
I am a director of a company and pay myself a salary and dividends. Are my dividends covered by the coronavirus job retention scheme?
No Sadly dividends is not covered by the scheme, but your
How can I apply for the Corona Virus Business