25

Mar

We are nearly at the end of the tax year – 5 April 2019 is looming. There is still a little time for you to reduce your tax liabilities – some of the options that may be available to you are –   – perhaps making a lump sum payment into your pension – making…

07

Mar

We are continually being asked by clients which software we would recommend for Making Tax Digital.  This is a very difficult question to answer because what seems straight forward to use for an accountant may not seem straight forward for a person with no accountancy knowledge. Accounting Web have helpfully set up a software review…

05

Mar

This April will see the start of increased pension contributions for employers and their staff. The total minimum contribution will rise from 5% total to 8%. Increasing minimum contributions should be a straightforward task for employers but there are checks they will need to make with their pension and payroll providers to ensure their staff are receiving the…

05

Mar

HMRC  have published their latest letter to UK businesses that trade only with the EU with details of important actions they need to take and changes to be aware of in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. It is their third letter to businesses on preparing for the UK leaving the EU. The…

02

Jan

Wishing all our clients, friends and family a really wonderful, happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!   Hope you all had a great Christmas!

21

Nov

I cannot believe I am contemplating the ‘C’ word (Christmas!) but just to give everyone notice … Our office will be shut from close of business Friday 21st December and will re-open on Monday 7th January 2019. We would like to thank all our customers for their business year and wish you all a really…

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…