08

Nov

Apparently HMRC has finally began communicating with businesses about Making Tax Digital (MTD) by sending its first ‘wave’ of 20,000 letters to affected businesses, supposed to be hitting our doormats today!  Another 180,000 letters will be issued next week. The delay in contacting businesses directly about MTD for VAT has apparently been that HMRC wanted…

31

Oct

Were you on the edge of your seat? … Desparate to hear what was going to happen in the budget? .. Or did you just hear the figure of “£130 better off” for basic rate tax payers. Please see below a brief synopsis of the main points of the budget. You can decide for yourself…

11

Oct

We are delighted that Ania successfully completed and passed the Xero Advisor Certification program yesterday so she is now a dab hand at the Xero software! This will be very useful, especially next year with the advent of Making Tax Digital in April 2019, with more and more of our clients using digital accounting software,…

03

Oct

Hope you had a great summer.  Back to shorter days and darker nights.  But some good news in this darker season, HMRC has done an about turn with regard to the use of spreadsheets to work out your VAT return data from 1 April 2019, when the new requirement to file VAT returns using Making Tax…

27

Jul

Just a reminder to all of you who have to pay tax both in January and July – your second payment on account is due to be paid by 31st July 2018 which is this coming Tuesday. You should have received a statement from HMRC confirming the amount due but if you are not sure…

18

Jul

Fancy some nice reading during these long hot summer days …….! HMRC has issued the MTD for VAT notice alongside a communications plan for advisers to use to educate their clients about MTD. There are also now 18 approved MTD for VAT software providers. VAT notice This VAT notice 700/22: Making Tax Digital for VAT, expresses…

13

Jul

Making Tax Digital is coming into force from April 2019 for those businesses above the VAT threshold and VAT registered.  There is a lot of work being done by all the software houses to ensure that their software will be compatible with MTD requirements. One of the software companies, Quickbooks, have recently advised that Lloyds business…

13

Jul

30 September 2018  is a really important date for anyone who may have previously undisclosed offshore income and gains. 30 September is the date by which clients will have had to disclose income and gains and settled any tax liabilities arising. The date is critical because a number of new laws become effective from that…

28

Jun

We hope you are enjoying all this glorious sunshine!  Long may it continue …. A possible cloud on the horizon (hopefully only metaphorically speaking!) is that 31 July date is looming.  This is the date when many people have to make a second payment on account to HMRC.  If you think you earned less this…

07

Apr

Happy New Year everyone!  That is, Happy New TAX year! Good news is – the personal allowance goes up to £11,850. Good news for employees – the national minimum wage goes up! Bad news for company directors – the tax free dividend allowance goes down to £2,000. Good & bad news (depending on your view…