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20 October 2014
As of today, a 5p charge is levieed by the retailer on every single-use carrier bag sold in Scotland. Similar schemes have already been introduced in Northern Ireland and Wales.
18 October 2014
Businesses with undeclared income from debit and credit card sales have been offered the chance to settle their tax affairs on the best terms. The offer is HMRC‘s latest tax campaign, or taskforce, against tax evasion.
14 September 2014
With the referendum at the forefront of many peoples minds, we have been asked by a large number of Scottish clients what they should be doing and how they can mitigate any risks, in the event of the Yes campaign being successful.
23 July 2014
In light of the recent DRIP Act (Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act) none can guarantee that any communications by email that are not encrypted are secure.
26 June 2014
HMRC have recently issued an employer education email about the Annual Investment Allowance (“AIA”), which we think clearly and simply outlines the availability of AIA and most of the conditions.
4 June 2014
All too often VAT is assumed to be straight forward and simple by those who have been registered for some time, and who forget the complexities that can easily arise.
19 May 2014
If you use the HMRC Basic Tools software for your RTI submission, you need to heed their advice and make sure that you take regular back-ups and store them safely.
22 April 2014
On receipt of your correct and complete deregistration notice (either an electronic notification or a notice submitted in writing), HMRC will remove your name from the MGD Register within 14 days from the date specified in your notification. HMRC will write to you to confirm your deregistration.
5 April 2014
From this week, clients will be receiving a personalised electronic tax checklist sent direct to their email address, which will allow clients to upload and send us all the information necessary for the preparation of the 2014 Tax Return.
25 March 2014
Now that you are reporting PAYE information in real time, you don’t need to send forms P35 and P14 at the end of this tax year. Instead, just send your real-time PAYE submission as normal and answer a few extra questions. It is very easy to do. This step-by-step guide shows you how.
19 March 2014
A number of our clients are reporting that they have been to the Tax Office in Norway to prove their identity as advised on previous correspondence from Skatteetaten.
14 March 2014
Starting in April 2014 the employment allowance (EA) will be available to all employers with fewer than 250 employees (including directors). It will be worth up to £2,000 per tax year and will be given in the form of a credit against your employers’ NI contributions.
11 March 2014
The Norwegian Tax Administration has introduced identity checks for foreign workers who are to carry out work in Norway in order to actively prevent people from operating under false identities.
7 March 2014
Doctors, senior professionals and even headteachers saving into final salary pensions are in the danger zone for hefty tax charges when the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) falls in April.
11 February 2014
It is always very important to check your tax code to make sure that you are receiving all the allowances to which you are entitled and to ensure that all your income is being properly taxed.
27 January 2014
If you pay a subscription to a professional organisation, then you can usually apply for a tax deduction for the fee you pay. HMRC publish a list of the allowable expenses, and the current list has recently been published by HMRC.
23 January 2014
If you earn more than £50,000 and you or your partner receive child benefit, then you need to take action before the end of January to notify HMRC of your potential additional tax charge.
21 January 2014
Benjamin Franklin said there was nothing certain but death and taxes, and whilst we can’t help with the former, we can help you to improve the timing of the later.
13 January 2014
Email which you receive which purports to come from HMRC it is almost certainly a scam, but later this year they are likely to start issuing some very important emails to taxpayers.
9 January 2014
We have long been advising clients to avoid these schemes, which were similar in structure to the notorious offshore Employee Benefit Trusts, so beloved of footballers, amongst others.
3 January 2014
The following bizarre, exotic and flimsy excuses have all been used by tardy taxpayers who have been late in lodging their tax return.
25 July 2013
In the recent joined tribunal cases of Morgan v HMRC and Donaldson v HMRC (TC 9096 and 8431) the procedure which lay behind issuing £10 daily late filing penalties was challenged.
23 July 2013
In the recent co-decision tribunal case of Morgan v HMRC and Donaldson v HMRC (TC 9096 & 8431) the procedure behind issuing £10 daily late filing penalties was challenged.
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