Reminder for the January Tax deadline

Published: 4 October 2016 | Category: Advice Tips


It may seem like a long way off however, our team are in the process of helping our clients with their Tax Returns for the 2015-2016 tax year, working towards the looming January deadline. Failing to submit your tax return on time can result in large fines from HMRC which is why we always stress the importance of submitting tax returns before the final deadline to our clients.

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Understanding the 7.5% Dividend tax

Published: 26 August 2016 | Category: Advice Tips


As of 6th of April 2016, the way that dividends are taxed has changed. This article will attempt to explain the changes, and how it could affect you. The older system of dividend tax credits will no longer be used for the remainder of the 2016/17 tax year (which runs 6th April to 5th April the following year). Instead, after including a £5,000 ‘dividend tax allowance’, dividends will now be taxed at 7.5%, 32.5%, and 38.1% (basic, higher and additional bands). As a result of these changes, almost all company owners will end up paying more tax.

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HMRC cuts trigger customer service concerns

Published: 26 August 2016 | Category: News


HMRC’s plans to cut the cost of its personal tax services by 34% over the next 5 years could lead to a drop in customer service quality, according to the Public Accounts Committee. It is feared that the decision to move the tax system online could cause a major drop in standards.

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What Brexit will mean for small businesses in the UK

Published: 17 August 2016 | Category: Advice News


As the dust settles after the EU referendum, many small business owners are worried what the Brexit vote will mean for them. While SMEs across the country sat on either side of the fence, the outcome for them all will be the same. Will Brexit have a positive or negative impact on small businesses in the UK? While we cannot predict the future, there are some tell-tale signs that can give us an indication of what might happen.

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Why your business should move to cloud computing

Published: 30 June 2016 | Category: Cloud Accounting


Cloud computing is one of the best ways to decrease the number of hours your employees spend uploading files, manually filing information away and sending letters to clients.

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Choosing the best cloud accounting platform for your business

Published: 30 June 2016 | Category: Cloud Accounting


Choosing the best cloud accounting platform for your business can be a difficult task, especially with so many different options on the market. As a business owner you will already have an accounting system in place, which can make it even harder to move away from this system and make the jump into a new way of managing your accounts.

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A Trivial Gift from HMRC

Published: 2 June 2016 | Category: Advice


It’s not very often HMRC gives the lowly taxpayer a gift but in this year’s budget, that’s what happened. HMRC introduced some rules relating to ‘tax emption for trivial benefits in kind’ which benefit your business and will boost your employee’s morale!

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Professional Fee Protection, why every business should have it

Published: 2 June 2016 | Category: Advice


HMRC’s compliance target was set at £26.3bn for 2015/2016 and with increased investigations coming from both full and aspect enquiries your business has never been at more risk of being investigated by the tax man.

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Auto-Enrolment: Preparation and Planning

Published: 12 April 2016 | Category: Advice Tips


More than six million workers have begun saving money into a workplace pension as a result of auto-enrolment.

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Stamp Duty Land Tax

Published: 12 April 2016 | Category: News


The Stamp Duty tax changed on the 16th March and the decision was made by George Osborne as he delivered his 8th budget as Chancellor.

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