Month: July 2019

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A new business, have you considered your options?

If you are setting up a new business one of the options, you will need to consider is your business structure. There are two basic choices: Be self-employed, or Incorporate your business, be a limited company. There is a world...

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Why invest in tax planning?

The way we organise our business and personal financial affairs determines the amount of taxes we pay. Most of us are focussed on outcomes, outcomes that on the face of it increase our profits or income without due regard for...

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The advantages of tax compliance support?

As UK resident persons we are obliged to comply with the law, if we don’t, there are consequences. These range from financial penalties to imprisonment. Tax compliance covers areas such as submitting returns to HMRC by the required dates and...

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No deal

The phrase “no-deal” is assuming a rather specific meaning as the exit from the EU grinds towards a conclusion – the present deadline for achieving a withdrawal agreement is the end of October. If we fail to achieve consensus by...

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It is business as usual at the Treasury

With all the present upheavals in UK politics it is reassuring that for one government department, the Treasury, it’s business as usual. Ordinarily, we would expect the next Budget to be presented to parliament in the autumn, usually November. As...

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What is Goodwill?

According to the dictionary goodwill is: 1. a feeling of benevolence, approval, and kindly interest 2. (modifier) resulting from, showing, or designed to show goodwill: the government sent a goodwill mission toMoscow. 3. willingness or acquiescence 4. (Accounting & Book-keeping)...

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Filing documents with Companies House

In the not too distant past, if you filed a set of accounts for a registered company with Companies House this usually involved sending the required documents using the postal system. Inevitably, this involved a certain amount of delay: initially,...

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Recurring income

If you are in business you either buy (manufacture) or sell goods, or you deliver a service based on your personal skills. If you buy or sell goods there is no reason to believe that once you have achieved a...

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Tax Diary July/August 2019

1 July 2019 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2018. 6 July 2019 - Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs. 19 July...

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HMRC prevents phone fraudsters

New defensive controls recently deployed by HMRC have put an end to fraudsters spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to dupe taxpayers and steal money. Last...

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