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Additional Brexit Advisory Documents for Small Businesses

17th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Limited Companies, News
Additional Brexit Advisory Documents for Small Businesses

The government has published additional documents containing advice on Brexit for UK small businesses. According to the government, the information will help business owners to ‘understand how leaving the EU may affect their business’. The advisory documents cover a range of issues, from changes to UK-EU trade following Brexit, to alterations to how businesses send and receive personal data. Amidst Read the full article…


MTD for VAT

15th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Making Tax Digital, Tax, VAT
MTD for VAT

HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system. Under the new rules, businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) must keep digital records for VAT purposes and provide their VAT return information to HMRC using MTD functional compatible software. The new rules Read the full article…


Households With Landlines Should Be Vigilant

1st April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, Personal Tax, Uncategorized
Households With Landlines Should Be Vigilant

Over recent years HMRC has increasingly cracked down on email and SMS phishing,  and a number of criminals are turning to cold-calling publicly available phone numbers to steal money from taxpayers. These calls are often made to landline numbers. According to Ofcom, nearly 26 million homes have a landline, many of which could be at risk from scams, especially if Read the full article…


HMRC Advice – Prepare For No Deal

28th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies
HMRC Advice – Prepare For No Deal

HMRC is urging business owners to make sure they are ready for a potential no deal Brexit. Business owners are being urged to prepare now and take steps to ensure their businesses can continue to trade with the EU if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. HMRC advise: Businesses should register for an Economic Operator and Registration Identification Read the full article…


Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

27th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News
Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from 1 March 2019. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The advisory fuel rates for journeys undertaken on or after 1 March 2019 Read the full article…


Tax Efficient Investments Ahead of the Tax Year End

25th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous, Tax
Tax Efficient Investments Ahead of the Tax Year End

With the end of the tax year looming there is still time to save tax for 2018/19.   Make full use of your ISA allowance – ISAs can offer a useful tax free way to save, whether this is for your children’s future, a first home or another purpose. Individuals may invest up to a limit of £20,000 for the Read the full article…


Minimum Wage Increases

20th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Pensions and Payroll
Minimum Wage Increases

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates that must be paid to employees. Employers are liable to be penalised for not complying with the NMW and NLW rules. There are different levels of NMW and NLW, depending on age and whether the employee is an apprentice. The rates are due to Read the full article…


Start Date Looming For Making Tax Digital For VAT

18th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Tax, VAT
Start Date Looming For Making Tax Digital For VAT

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride, has made a statement to the House of Commons setting out HMRC’s progress on delivery of Making Tax Digital (MTD). He confirmed there would be no further delays in implementation. For most businesses, compliance with the regulations is mandated for VAT return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2019. However, MTD Read the full article…


Spring Statement – March 2019 Overview

14th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Brexit, Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Tax
Spring Statement – March 2019 Overview

Introduction When we write these reports on the chancellor’s Budget speeches – and, more latterly, his Spring Statements – we always try and put them in the relevant political and economic context. This year it is impossible not to put the Spring Statement in a political context. On Monday night, the Prime Minister flew to Strasbourg and yet another meeting Read the full article…


Year end tax planning – time is running out

12th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Limited Companies, Pensions and Payroll, Pensions and Payroll, Personal Tax, Tax
Year end tax planning – time is running out

If you would like to take advantage of any year end tax planning opportunities before the end of the tax year on 5th April, you will need to take action now. Making the most of your tax allowances for Pensions, ISAs, CGT, IHT and Income Tax, is vital to ensuring your financial affairs are organised as efficiently as possible. To Read the full article…