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Committee Warns Small Businesses ‘Could Pay Heavy Price’ For MTD And Latest ‘Encouragement Letters’

14th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Making Tax Digital, Making Tax Digital
Committee Warns Small Businesses ‘Could Pay Heavy Price’ For MTD And Latest ‘Encouragement Letters’

The Economic Affairs Committee has warned HMRC that small businesses ‘could pay a heavy price’ for Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV). The Committee stated that HMRC has ‘failed to adequately support small businesses’ ahead of the introduction of MTDfV. MTDfV is generally set to come into effect for the from 1 April 2019 for businesses which have a taxable turnover above the Read the full article…


Making Tax Digital – Pilot Update

27th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Making Tax Digital, News, Tax
Making Tax Digital – Pilot Update

Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) is still the hot topic of the moment (aside of course from Brexit madness!), and while there has been some speculation that, under the influence of the House of Lords, roll out of MTDfV may be delayed April 2020, other evidence suggests that this is highly unlikely. HMRC has now begun writing to businesses Read the full article…


Further Contingency Planning Guidance on a ‘No Deal Brexit’

25th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, News
Further Contingency Planning Guidance on a ‘No Deal Brexit’

HMRC has issued a Partnership Pack to help businesses carry out contingency planning and to help their customers, members and clients to: think about how they will need to adapt their business to comply with new systems, processes and controls assess the impact of the increased demand for customs declarations on their business consider whether they need to recruit and Read the full article…


Making Tax Digital for VAT Public Pilot Opens and Deferral for Some Businesses

24th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, News
Making Tax Digital for VAT Public Pilot Opens and Deferral for Some Businesses

HMRC has opened the Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) public pilot. However certain VAT-registered businesses (around 3.5% according to HMRC) with more complex requirements will be deferred from being subject to MTD for six months. Essentially, the public pilot is now open to sole traders and companies using standard VAT accounting. This applies whether returns are done monthly or Read the full article…


New Guidance for Employers

23rd November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, Pensions and Payroll
New Guidance for Employers

HMRC has issued the October 2018 Employer Bulletin which contains a number of articles relevant to employers on payroll related issues. The articles cover a number of areas including: clarification of the rules regarding paying employees when the regular payday is a non-banking day dealing with PAYE Settlement Agreements and new procedures to accommodate Scottish income tax rates Construction Industry Read the full article…


Entrepreneurs’ Relief Changes

21st November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, News
Entrepreneurs’ Relief Changes

The government announced, as part of the Budget, that some changes are being made to the rules for Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) with immediate effect for disposals on or after 29 October 2018. Two new tests are to be added to the definition of a ‘personal company’, requiring the claimant to have a 5% interest in both the distributable profits and Read the full article…


Capital Allowances Changes (update with 30 second video)

18th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, HMRC, News
Capital Allowances Changes (update with 30 second video)

A number of changes to capital allowances were announced at the Budget, including an increase in the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), for two years to £1 million, in relation to qualifying expenditure incurred from 1 January 2019. The AIA is currently £200,000 per annum. Complex calculations may apply to accounting periods which straddle 1 January 2019. Other changes to the Read the full article…


HMRC Countdown: File Your Tax Return

17th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
HMRC Countdown: File Your Tax Return

With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2019, HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush. The deadline for submitting 2017/18 self assessment tax returns online is 31 January 2019. An automatic penalty of £100 applies if the return is late. HMRC Read the full article…


Personal Tax Changes – Allowance and Basic Rate Band Increases

16th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Client Focus, HMRC, News, Personal Tax, Tax
Personal Tax Changes – Allowance and Basic Rate Band Increases

At the Budget, the Chancellor announced that increases to the personal allowance and basic rate band for 2019/20. The personal allowance is currently £11,850. The personal allowance for 2019/20 will be £12,500. Also for 2019/20, the basic rate band will be increased to £37,500 so that the threshold at which the 40% band applies is £50,000 for those who are Read the full article…


Autumn Budget 2018 for Contractors – IR35 explained

5th November 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Contractors, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies, News, Pensions and Payroll, Pensions and Payroll, Personal Tax, Tax
Autumn Budget 2018 for Contractors – IR35 explained

The Autumn Budget 2018 announced that changes to off payroll working in the private sector would not be introduced before 2019/20 tax year, and even then would only apply to large and medium sized businesses. We have had questions from a number of our contractor clients who are concerned about what any changes in relation to IR35 legislation may mean Read the full article…