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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…


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…


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…