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IF - in addition to employment income you earn - you earn (or aim to earn) more than £10,000 per annum from your self-employment you need to be aware that "Making Tax Digital" (MTD) is becoming MANDATORY for
DO NOT DELAY checking out what this means!!
What you need to know
Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.
The extension of scope of Making Tax Digital relevant to other groups was originally deferred after representations following initial announcement of HMRC's intentions - to make sure the system worked before it was rolled out to smaller businesses.
KEY POINTS AND TIMELINES as at July 2020
as per the Overview of Making Tax Digital.
Key points are:
Besides references to paperwork in the HMRC website above,
Catch up on my recent articles about the Pandemic Recession on my main blog (posted there because a lot of artists follow it and it gets lots of readers!).
You can catch up here:
The Covid-19 Pandemic to date has made economic survival very difficult for a number of artists. However the coming Global Recession is going to make life difficult for a lot more artists - all around the world.
In this post I'm beginning to set out an overview of what I think are key issues for artists during The Pandemic Recession. It includes some background reading and covers
PLUS recent initiatives to support artists
PLEASE DO NOT post art if you're NOT a career artist whose livelihood is currently in jeopardy due to Coronavirus. There's way too much amateur art being posted by people who cannot possibly be paying their household and business bills through the sale of their art. That, to my mind, is just plain selfish and attention-seeking given the intention of this project is to support those self-employed professional artists who have lost their ability to earn their normal income e.g. from sales of exhibited paintings in art galleries and art fairs, teaching art to students and the normal sort of work which many professional artists engage in.
PLUS in relation to Teaching Art - I wrote on my botanical art news blog about the implications for teaching art. Planning considerations are essentially generic whichever type of art you teach.
The one thing that is certain is that the virus is not going away any time soon. All that is happening right now is that the reproduction rate is being cut - but a very small percentage of the community has been infected and the virus is still in the community.
I'm going to be continuing to write about the implications of the Pandemic Recession on changing business practices and art business models
READ about the Key Points for Artists, Art Teachers and Art Galleries to date below
I've been writing on Making A Mark about the impact on the coronavirus and COVID-19 on art. Below are links to the different blog posts categorised by type.
I will continue to
In addition, I've created a NEW page (in the Practice Section) about Coronavirus / COVID-19 and Art which also includes links to my blog posts
Blog posts about Art and Coronavirus / COVID-19
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Katherine Tyrrell writes about art, artists and the art business and has followers all over the world. She also delivers workshops for art organisations and reviews websites and career strategies for artists.
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