Category : Tax and HMRC

Chancellor’s Spring Statement: our response

On 13th March Chancellor Philip Hammond issued his ‘first slimline Spring Statement’, as our ICAEW statement says here. In it, he ‘unveiled upgraded projections for growth and predicted falling ...

What qualifies for R&D tax credits for digital agencies

This is a guest post by Matthew Barton* – Chartered Accountant, Haines Watts Leeds Research and development tax credits have been around for many years now, but in recent years there has been an imp...

Preparation is key: don’t let your tax return turn into a major headache

We know this – we all know it. It’s best not to run right up against deadlines but allow space for hitches and unanticipated delays. Your self-assessment tax return – and that date of 31st Janua...

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 ...

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