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Pension rules impact successful small business owners

29th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, HMRC, Pensions and Payroll, Personal Tax, Tax
Pension rules impact successful small business owners

  There has been a great deal in the news recently about pensions, and specifically about how changes to pensions rules are impacting on certain individuals’ ability to save for their retirement. Doctors and other high income employees who have final salary pension schemes and who therefore aren’t in control of the amount being contributed into their pensions have made Read the full article…


Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D

23rd April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D

The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to employees and directors for the year ended 5 April 2019, are due for submission to HMRC by 6 July 2019. The process of gathering the necessary information can take some time, so it is important that this process is not left to the last minute. Employees pay Read the full article…


Changes to Income Tax for 2019/20

20th April 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Budget, Business, Client Focus, HMRC, Personal Tax, Tax
Changes to Income Tax for 2019/20

The new tax year brings changes to income tax bands and allowances. The personal allowance is £11,850 for 2018/19 and increases to £12,500 for 2019/20. There is a reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000. The reduction is £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000. So for 2018/19 there is no personal allowance 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…


April 2019 – Tax Update and News in Brief

April 2019 – Tax Update and News in Brief

At last the clocks have gone forward, days are becoming longer and some warmth is in the air (well, almost, although it didn’t feel like that from the side lines of the football pitches I was at over the weekend!!). It is also the start of the new tax year, which means there are a number of updates to which Read the full article…


Gift Aid Tax Relief Video

15th March 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Charity, Client Focus, Personal Tax, Tax
Gift Aid Tax Relief Video

Gift Aid Tax Relief for higher rate tax payers – when and how to claim As we are fast approaching the end of another fiscal year (yep, that time already!), and with Red Nose Day almost upon us, we thought it timely to remind you that if you are a higher rate tax payer you can claim additional tax relief 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…


Stockport Accountants IN Accountancy recruiting Talent

13th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Accounts, Business, IN Team, Making Tax Digital, News, Personal Tax, Tax, Team News
Stockport Accountants IN Accountancy recruiting Talent

Award winning Stockport Accountants IN Accountancy are looking for a  dynamic, forward thinking, tech savvy accountant with good experience in practice to join their growing team. The firm has gone from strength to strength in it’s almost six years in business, having started as an additional service providing tax review and reclaim work to high net worth individual clients. IN Accountancy then Read the full article…


HMRC’s Voice ID Database

12th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, GDPR, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax
HMRC’s Voice ID Database

Since 2017, HMRC has captured millions of callers’ voice data on its Voice ID system by encouraging the caller to say a key phrase instead of the conventional password to gain access to their accounts. However, non-profit organisation Big Brother Watch warns that people have been ‘railroaded into a mass ID scheme by the back door’ and has reported HMRC Read the full article…


‘Unbelievable Excuses’ for Late Filing of Tax Returns

10th February 2019 | Written by In Accountancy | Categories : Business, Client Focus, HMRC, HMRC, Miscellaneous, News, Personal Tax, Tax
‘Unbelievable Excuses’ for Late Filing of Tax Returns

HMRC has revealed some of the most ‘bizarre excuses’ taxpayers have given for failing to file their self assessment tax return on time. Excuses included ‘I’m too short to reach the post box’, and ‘my boiler had broken and my fingers were too cold to type’. One taxpayer claimed that a junior member of staff ‘forgot to wear their glasses’, and Read the full article…