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Class 2 National Insurance for the Self Employed 2019

10th October 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, Personal Tax
Class 2 National Insurance for the Self Employed 2019

The government has decided not to proceed with plans to abolish Class 2 National Insurance Contributions from April 2019. Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are currently paid at a rate of £2.95 per week by self-employed individuals with profits of £6,205 or more per year. The government had planned to scrap the Class 2 contribution and had been investigating ways in Read the full article…


Recognising phishing emails and texts from HMRC

10th October 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, HMRC, News
Recognising phishing emails and texts from HMRC

We are experiencing an increasing and worrying number of clients who have been subject to HMRC phishing emails and other scams. Luckily when they have checked with us we have been able to advise them whether or not the contact appears to be genuine, or whether we think it is a bogus or phishing email and what to do next. Read the full article…


HMRC Identify £15.6m Minimum Wage Underpayments

9th October 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, News, Pensions and Payroll
HMRC Identify £15.6m Minimum Wage Underpayments

HMRC has announced that they achieved record enforcement results this year, identifying £15.6million of minimum wage underpayments. The number of workers identified as underpaid was double that in 2016/17 and the highest number since the National Minimum Wage came into force. The figures reveal: a record £15.6 million of underpayment identified for more than 200,000 workers employers fined £14 million Read the full article…


Paper Self Assessment Tax Return deadline approaching

8th October 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : HMRC, HMRC, Personal Tax
Paper Self Assessment Tax Return deadline approaching

For those individuals who have previously submitted paper self assessment tax returns the deadline for the 2017/18 return is 31 October 2018. Paper self assessment returns submitted after that date must be submitted electronically or they will incur a minimum penalty of £100. The penalty for late submission applies even when there is no tax to pay or the tax Read the full article…


Requirement to Correct – 30 September Deadline Fast Approaching

21st September 2018 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, HMRC, Personal Tax
Requirement to Correct – 30 September Deadline Fast Approaching

If you have received taxable overseas income, in any form, be sure not to miss the fast approaching Requirement to Correct deadline of 30 September 2018 In recent months, many taxpayers – and agents acting for private clients – will have received letters from HMRC about overseas income and the ‘requirement to correct’ (RTC). We very recently published a post on Read the full article…