1. Residential property income under the microscope

    • 05 Oct 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

    HMRC’s “Let property campaign” has just entered it’s third year and HMRC are tracking down those who have not yet voluntarily disclosed any undeclared rental income. Who are they after? Basically, anyone who rents out […]

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  2. Don’t miss out on Pension tax relief!

    In this year’s Summer Budget, the Chancellor George Osborne announced a review of pensions and in particular the tax relief thereon. Currently, individuals get tax relief equivalent to the basic rate of 20% at source, […]

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  3. National Minimum Wage

    The National Minimum wage increase is due to take effect on 1 October 2015. The hourly rate will increase to £3.87 for 16-17 year olds, £5.30 for 18-20 year olds and is £6.70 for the […]

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  4. Essential Guidance for Charity Trustees

    Revised guidance for trustees has been issued by The Charity Commission. The guidance prompts trustees to consider their responsibilities and avoid minor problems becoming serious issues. It also aims to be a source of information […]

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  5. Budget 2015 at a Glance

    PERSONAL PERSONAL ALLOWANCE The personal allowance will rise from £10,600 to £11,000 from April 2016. The higher rate threshold will increase to £43,000 from April 2016. INHERITANCE TAX A £175,000 transferable threshold for residential property […]

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  6. Travel expenses for the self-employed and income tax

    Dr Samadian’s 2014 appeal to the Upper Tribunal focussed attention on the question of whether the travel expenses of those who are self-employed and who run their businesses from home are tax deductible. Dr Samadian […]

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  7. Benefits of online accounting systems

    Online accounting software packages have made the once expensive and stagnant luxury of having accounting packages a thing of the past. Reliable, affordable and jam packed with features, it’s definitely a resource all businesses should […]

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  8. Is your business paperwork dragging you down?

    • 13 May 2015
    • By David O’Donnell

    Accounting and bookkeeping Paperwork, record keeping, bookkeeping, whatever name you choose it is never anyone’s favourite task and is enough to strike fear into many people who want to start a small business. However, the […]

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  9. Some contractors tell me they “can retain 90% of your earnings” fact or fiction?

    If you’re like most other contractors, at some point recently, you will have received normally an email from a “tax consultant” or “accountant” offering you a solution which would allow you to retain up to […]

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  10. Compulsary VAT Registration

    From 1 April 2015 your business needs to register for VAT if your turnover for the previous 12 months is more than £82,000. This test needs to be applied at the end of every month, […]

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