Category : Tax and HMRC

ICAEW responds to new VAT report: we don’t want to see threshold lowered

Head of ICAEW Tax Faculty, Frank Haskew, has responded to a report from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS), ‘which makes a number of recommendations on VAT’, says a recent ICAEW press release....

Bookkeeper and accountant – what’s the difference?

This is a guest post by Matthew Barton – Chartered accountant, Haines Watts Leeds In assessing what support your business needs with its finances, a starting point is whether you need a bookkeep...

Autumn Budget 2017 – What it means for Business

The Chancellor announced measures to increase funding for the NHS, and helping first time buyers by cutting out stamp duty as well as setting a target of 300,000 new homes a year and providing new fin...

How will HMRC help you trade post-Brexit? By seriously stretching

Getting from a to b with Brexit isn’t going to be simple – no one imagines that. But it’s perhaps interesting to hone in on individual areas of challenge. Recently The Telegraph reported on one...

HMRC replaces traditional tax returns with pre-filled forms

According to The Telegraph “millions of taxpayers face chaos over their annual returns, experts warn, as HMRC is rolling out new forms which will be pre-filled using its own data.” The Telegraph ...

The advantages of voluntary VAT registration

This is a guest post by Peter Smallwood, VAT consultant at Haines Watts Leeds. By law, UK businesses need to register for VAT when their taxable turnover (which includes zero rated sales) goes above t...

Accounting and tax services top most profitable businesses

Accounting and tax services have come top of the pile for profit margins for the second year in a row according to new research by Sageworks. According to the article in Entrepreneur: “Finances are ...

What to do when HMRC comes knocking: A quick guide to IR35 investigations

This is a guest post by Mike Smith, director, Company Debt It’s the moment every business or self-employed individual dreads – a visit from HMRC. If you’re the subject of an IR35 investi...

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