Tax Tips for Recruitment Businesses
As any recruitment agency owner will tell you, the expenses of operating a business can be significant. Whether it’s getting new hires up to speed on your accounting software or conducting training sessions. Recruiting professionals need to keep track of their costs wherever they can. That’s why tax deductions and tax tips are so important for recruitment businesses.
A brief introduction to tax deductions and tax reliefs
Tax deductions and tax relief allow companies to lower their taxable income. In other words, they are expenses that can subtract from your taxable income to lower the amount of tax you have to pay. There are only a few deductions that you can claim on your taxes, but they can add up to a substantial amount.
Attracting Investment through SEIS or EIS:
Recruitment businesses need to make significant financial commitments to support their marketing and expansion strategies. They might increase their chances of attracting investments by utilizing SEIS or EIS schemes. Both the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS). And the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) offer investors a wide range of tax breaks. These breaks reduce the risk of losing money on early-stage investments while increasing the chance of making money on them.
Research and development (R&D) tax credits
Research and development (R&D) tax credits are a government incentive meant to encourage innovative investment by British businesses. They are a crucial source of capital for firms to use in boosting research. And development, recruiting new employees, and ultimately expanding.
Recruitment companies that spend money developing new products, processes. Or services; or enhancing existing ones, are eligible for R&D tax relief. If you spend money on innovation, you can claim an R&D tax credit to earn a cash payout and/or a Corporation Tax reduction. The potential for detecting R&D is vast; in fact, it exists in every industry. And, if you’re filing your first claim, you may usually claim R&D tax reduction for the past two completed accounting periods.
How Directors should be remunerated:
Although every director’s situation is unique, most find that it’s best to split their income between dividends and salaries. This is a common arrangement in which the director pays himself a salary up to the tax-free allowance and distributes the balance of the company’s earnings as dividends.
Service contracts for directors are quite similar to regular employment contracts in that they provide remuneration to the director in exchange for their services. Compensation for their time as a director may include fees and/or incentives.
One of the most appealing aspects of incorporating is the possibility of dividend payments to the business owner. The primary advantages include a lower income tax rate, a larger tax-free allowance, and exemption from national insurance contributions.
Accelerated Capital Allowance – Super deduction relief:
A Capital Allowance is an expenditure your business may claim against its taxable profit. Furthermore, Capital Allowances may be claimed on most assets purchased for use within the business.
For two years from 1 April 2021 until the end of March 2023, any investments your business makes in main rate (main pool) plant and machinery will qualify for a 130% capital allowance deduction.
The super deduction gives relief at 130% of the qualifying cost compared to the usual 18% writing down allowance for investment in certain assets. there is no limit or cap on the amount of capital investment that can qualify for either the super deduction or the SR allowance.
Moreover, The main assets which qualify for this relief are computer equipment and servers, office chairs and desks, electric vehicle charge points and refrigeration units.