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MTD for VAT – Pilot Extended to all Eligible Businesses

7th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Making Tax Digital, Tax
MTD for VAT – Pilot Extended to all Eligible Businesses

HMRC has extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) pilot scheme to all eligible businesses. For most businesses, compliance with the regulations is mandated for VAT return periods beginning on or after 1 April 2019. However, MTDfV for some ‘more complex’ businesses has been deferred until 1 October 2019. This deferral applies to: trusts; not for profit organisations not Read the full article…


How to Change Accountants… it’s easier than you think

23rd January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Contractors, HMRC, Limited Companies, Making Tax Digital, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
How to Change Accountants… it’s easier than you think

I’ve been asked half a dozen times recently how to change accountants, with local businesses being put off moving away from poor service, mistakes or high fees because they are worried the process might be difficult, complicated or expensive. In reality it is really simple and straightforward to change accountants – my quick video below outlines everything you need to Read the full article…


HMRC Publish Details of Deliberate Tax Defaulters

18th January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Limited Companies, Tax
HMRC Publish Details of Deliberate Tax Defaulters

HMRC have updated the list of deliberate tax defaulters. The list contains details of taxpayers who have received penalties either for: deliberate errors in their tax returns deliberately failing to comply with their tax obligations HMRC may publish information about a deliberate tax defaulter where an investigation has been carried out and the taxpayer has been charged one or more Read the full article…


HMRC Reminder to Employees to Claim their Tax Deductible Expenses

17th January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, Limited Companies, Tax
HMRC Reminder to Employees to Claim their Tax Deductible Expenses

HMRC is reminding employees that they may be able to claim a tax rebate on their work related expenses. HMRC estimate that millions of employees, particularly those working in the service industry, could be entitled to a tax refund. Workers, including nurses, hairdressers, construction workers and those working in retail and food sectors, may be able to claim tax rebates. Read the full article…


Pension Contribution Increases Ahead

15th January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, Pensions and Payroll
Pension Contribution Increases Ahead

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) is reminding employers that from 6 April 2019, the amount that will need to be paid into a workplace pension will increase to an overall minimum of 8%, with employers contributing at least 3% of this total amount. TPR is now starting to write to all employers to remind them of their duties. TRP website provides Read the full article…


Self-Assessment Deadline Approaching

14th January 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Self-Assessment Deadline Approaching

The deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self-assessment return is 31 January 2019. The deadline applies to taxpayers who need to complete a tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC), capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities. There is a penalty of £100 Read the full article…


Inheritance Tax Review by Office of Tax Simplification

29th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Inheritance Tax Review by Office of Tax Simplification

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has published the first of two reports on inheritance tax. The first report sets out an explanation of the issues and complexities of IHT, gives an overview of concerns raised by the public and professional advisors during the review and then makes recommendations. This first report examines the administrative issues that people complain about Read the full article…


Phishing Tax Refund Email Targets University Students

27th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, HMRC, News, Tax
Phishing Tax Refund Email Targets University Students

HMRC has warned that university students are being bombarded with fake tax refund emails. The scammers have targeted university students in an attempt to steal their banking and personal details using .ac.uk email addresses that look genuine, in order to avoid detection. Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury said: ‘Although HMRC is cracking down hard on internet scams, criminals Read the full article…


Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars

24th December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News
Advisory Fuel Rates For Company Cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2018. 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 December 2018 are: Read the full article…


180,500 New Homeowners Benefit From Stamp Duty Tax Relief

23rd December 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, News, Tax
180,500 New Homeowners Benefit From Stamp Duty Tax Relief

According to statistics published by HMRC more than 180,500 first-time buyers have benefitted from First Time Buyers Relief (FTBR). The relief introduced in November 2017 has saved eligible first-time buyers an estimated total amount of more than £426 million. Mel Stride MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: ‘These statistics show that the government was right to offer a helping Read the full article…