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Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 for taxes other than VAT

Making Tax Digital delayed to 2020 for taxes other than VAT

The Government has amended their plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) so that under the reformed timetable only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will have to start filing VAT information with MTD-compatible software from April 2019. In this initial phase of MTD, businesses will not need to provide HMRC with information … Continued

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Businesses prepare for data protection changes

Businesses prepare for data protection changes

Businesses are preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force from 25 May 2018. All businesses holding personal data will need to ensure their procedures are fit for purpose and compliant when the new rules take effect next year. Those businesses found non-compliant may face fines of up to €20 million – … Continued

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Second payment on account deadline reminder

Second payment on account deadline reminder

The second annual deadline to submit advance payments towards your self-assessed tax bill for the previous year is due on 31 July 2017. ‘Payments on account’ take place every six months – on 31 January and 31 July – and include class 4 national insurance contributions if you’re self-employed. Each payment is half your previous … Continued

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Rejected contracts hit SMEs in the pocket

Rejected contracts hit SMEs in the pocket

47% of small businesses lost out on up to £10,000 in the last year due to turning down work contracts and orders, according to a study. Out of 501 companies surveyed by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance, 26% rejected contracts worth up to £5,000 while 21% snubbed deals worth between £5,001 and £10,000. Almost one in … Continued

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HMRC urged to extend executors’ inheritance tax deadline

HMRC urged to extend executors’ inheritance tax deadline

Royal London is calling on HMRC to change inheritance tax (IHT) rules on larger estates to allow executors more time to pay complex tax bills. Under current rules, the executor of a will can manage a person’s estate following their death by applying for a ‘grant of representation’ – otherwise known as probate. The process … Continued

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Change to Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Notifications

Change to Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Notifications

From April 2016, the vast majority of UK limited companies have been required to create and maintain a register of people with significant control. Commonly known as the PSC register, this includes details of who ultimately controls or exercises significant influence upon the company. From 30 June 2016, every company has also needed to submit … Continued

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Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2017

Company car advisory fuel rates from 1 June 2017

HMRC has published revised advisory fuel rates for company cars, applying from 1 June 2017. The rates are to be used only where employers either reimburse employees for business travel in their company cars, or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. These rates apply from 1 June 2017. You can use … Continued

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HMRC computer isn’t always correct

HMRC computer isn’t always correct

HM Revenue and Customs have acknowledged that their software and some commercial software used by accountants doesn’t always come up with the right amount of tax payable! You may have seen this reported in some newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph. This arises because the tax system of different income tax personal allowances, dividend allowances, … Continued

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Firms plan to offset rising costs

Firms plan to offset rising costs

More than half of businesses are planning to offset rising prices, according to a study by ICAEW. 53% of firms have seen input prices increase over the past year but less than half are willing to absorb the costs. Businesses cited the following reasons for rising prices: rise in raw materials (35%) cost of services … Continued

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Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits deadline looms

Expenses and benefits not payrolled for the 2016/17 tax year will need to be reported to HMRC by 6 July 2017. Employers can report them by completing specific forms which are available to download on the HMRC website. There are 2 forms to complete – P11D and P11D(b). What to do You need to fill … Continued

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