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Automatic Enrolment – Act Now

First employer prosecuted for wilful non-compliance The Pensions regulator has published details of a recent case, where a company and its director has been prosecuted for deliberately avoiding their Automatic Enrolment duties. They are accused of...

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Pension and Auto Enrolment Service

Pension and Auto Enrolment Service   Managing workplace pensions can be time-consuming; demanding and complicated to organise. We have put together a comprehensive solution for your company.   The law on workplace pensions has changed. Every employer with at...

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HMRC’s Second Income Campaign

Second Income Campaign A Guide to making your disclosure HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) believes that its customers want to pay the right amount of tax, therefore it has a disclosure for anyone making a second income. This could be for example Fees from consultancy or...

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Tax Free Childcare

  The government have launched a new Childcare Account. For every £8 a parent pays into their childcare account, the government will pay in an extra £2. Having used this myself I wanted to share this information in case parents were missing out on the opportunity...

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Flat Rate VAT Changes

Flat Rate VAT changes coming in from 1st April 2017. A new category of 16.5% is being introduced for any scheme users who have minimal costs during the VAT period. What does it mean to me? The 16.5% category will apply to any scheme user that spends less than 2% of...

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Self Employed Sub Contractor – Tax Deductions

Self Employed Sub Contractor Tax Deductions   If you are a self-employed subcontractor, before you are first paid on a new job the contractor you are working for will ask you for your address and your Unique Tax Reference number (UTR). Your UTR is the 10 digit...

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Tax on Buy to Let Properties

This article covers the basics of how the various different forms of tax may affect your rental property Do you pay tax on buy to let property income? Yes. The income you receive as rent is taxable. You need to declare any rent you receive as part of your Self...

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Some simple tips to help avoid an investigation

Diaries Care should be taken with the response to a request from HMR&C for records and a case should be made out for not supplying the appointment book and diaries on the grounds that they are not factual business records used for the completion of the return. If...

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