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Taking goods abroad to sell?

You must declare goods that you take with you to sell outside the UK - for example if they are in your baggage or in a private vehicle. There is a different process if you take goods abroad temporarily (for...

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Tax Diary July/August 2021

1 July 2021 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 30 September 2020. 6 July 2021 - Complete and submit forms P11D return of benefits and expenses and P11D(b) return of Class 1A NICs. 19 July...

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Beware tax credit renewal scams

Tax credits applicants should be vigilant and alert to potential scams, HMRC has warned. In the 12 months to 30 April 2021, HMRC responded to more than 1,154,300 referrals of suspicious contact from the public. More than 576,960 of these...

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July 19th – normality to be resumed?

Release from social distancing restrictions, in England, is deferred until 19 July 2021, which for most of us, means no change up to that date. We are still required to work from home when we can and maintain the other...

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Business risk is increasing

COVID disruption has added a further layer to the business risk cake. Do you know how many of your customers are at risk of failure? It is estimated that between 20% and 30% of small businesses, and a sprinkling of...

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Payroll – late filing penalties 2021-22

HMRC have issued the following comments on their adoption of a risk-based penalty strategy for 2021-22. They said: Following HMRC’s review of the effectiveness of the risk-based approach to late filing PAYE and late payment penalties, we can confirm this...

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Informed v guesswork

First, let’s define these terms. “informed” - a decision or judgement based on an understanding of the facts of the situation. “guesswork” the process or results of estimating or concluding something without sufficient information to be sure of being correct....

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Ready for tax payments next month?

January and July are positive cash flow months for the UK Treasury as a number of significant taxes fall due for collection. Next month, July 2021, taxpayers may need to settle the following liabilities: 1 July 2021, companies with corporation...

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Beware bogus contacts from HMRC

None of us are particularly thrilled to receive communications from HMRC, but fraudulent contacts, by email and other means, are becoming commonplace and innocent members of the public are being left out of pocket. According to HMRC, in the 12...

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VAT Deferral Scheme deadline

The online portal for the new VAT payment scheme closes on 21 June 2021. Over half a million businesses deferred £34 billion in VAT payments due between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment Deferral Scheme. Businesses had until...

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