1. Tax Return Filing Deadline

    • 12 Jan 2015
    • By Philip Holdsworth

      As the 31 January filing deadline approaches, HMRC has compiled its annual list of excuses used in unsuccessful appeals against penalties for late filing and payment. They are – My pet dog ate my […]

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  2. New UK VAT Rules for Settlement Discounts

    • 04 Dec 2014
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    If you give your customers a discount for paying you quickly, you can currently reduce the VAT appearing on your sales invoices by the discount percentage. From 1 April 2015, VAT will have to be […]

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  3. Wife and Partner Swapping – Tax Allowances of Course!!

    • 28 Nov 2014
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    From April 2015 married couples and civil partners will be eligible for a new transferable tax allowance. The Transferable Tax Allowance for married couples will enable spouses and civil partners to transfer a fixed amount […]

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  4. IR35 and Pensions

    If you are trading via a Personal Service Company then have you considered a company pension scheme. Not only do the pension contributions save corporation tax at 20% but they also reduce any potential IR35 […]

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  5. HMRC Tax Allowance for Christmas Parties

    • 17 Nov 2014
    • By Philip Holdsworth

    A quick reminder of the tax treatment of the Christmas Party. The cost of a staff party or other annual function for employees is an allowable tax deduction for businesses. This does not apply to […]

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  6. NHS Pension Scheme 2015

    As you are no doubt aware a “new” NHS Pension Scheme commences in 2015. The date you will move across, if at all, is dependent on when you were born and if you are a […]

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  7. Don’t let the tax man take your wealth!

    Inheritance Tax was once considered a tax only for the very wealthy, however with the starting threshold for paying the tax being frozen at £325,000 since 6 April 2009 and continuing increases in house values, […]

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  8. National minimum wage rates

    The new national minimum wage rates, from 1 October 2014, are as follows: ·         £6.50 for workers aged 21 and over; ·         £5.13 for workers aged 18 to 20; ·         £3.79 for workers under 18; […]

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  9. HMRC Tax enquiries

    Ever wondered how HMRC gather information to check that a tax return is accurate? Part of their information comes from a specialist program called Connect that links 28 data sources including Companies House, the Land […]

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  10. Richard Condron joins the Association of Accounting Technicians

    Congratulations to Richard Condron on passing the final examinations to qualify to join the Association of Accounting Technicians.

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