Budget 2000: Main points for small businesses
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New starting rate of corporation tax to be introduced as planned from April 1.
First year capital allowances at 40% on all plant and machinery investment to be retained.
Quarterly PAYE scheme to be extended to an additional 40,000 employers.
VAT registration threshold up to £52,000.
Enterprise Management Incentives to help companies to retain skilled staff.
Research and development tax credits available from April 1.100% capital allowances for smaller companies that invest in IT over the next three years.
A £60m package to help small firms get online.
An extra £50 discount for small employers paying tax credits to their employers.
More help on payroll issues.
Increase in quarterly payments limit for PAYE.