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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...

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...

How SMES & self-employed workers can avoid a summer tax scorcher

This is a guest post by Steve Deutsche, CEO of Wesleyan Bank & Syscap SMEs are responsible for contributing 47 per cent of all private sector turnover in the UK and now account for 99 per cent of ...

Is your business a small shop on a high street? How are your tax bills looking?

We spotted a story over in the Mail’s This is Money Small Business section that warns of the potential impact on small shop owners of large tax hikes in some pockets of the country. Is your small bu...

VAT explained

Clive Lewis, ICAEW Head of Enterprise, and X-Forces Director Vin Murria have written this useful summary in response to the question What do I need to understand about VAT? Their reason? This, accordi...

Making Tax Digital: What is it and how will it affect you?

This is a guest post on digital developments in tax by Androulla Soteri, Tax Development Manager, MHA MacIntyre Hudson By 2020, the tax return will have been abolished altogether. Most businesses, sel...

Autumn Statement Reaction

At one point during his Autumn Statement Chancellor Philip Hammond looked at the perplexed faces around him as he was detailing a new tax change and announced: “This is complicated but it’s good n...

How can I claim VAT on fuel expenses?

This is a guest post by Alastair Ellerington of Howlader & Co on claiming fuel expenses. How interested are you in a way to claim back just a few pence in expenses? Your VAT on fuel expenses can...

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