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20 November 2011
We are all delighted to be nominated as “Best independent firm – Scotland” in the 2011 British Accountancy Awards.
18 October 2011
We have a vacancy for an International Tax Accountant to assist us primarily with the preparation and control of foreign tax returns and payroll processing, along with many other activities.
8 October 2011
After many tears and much cursing, the computers are talking to each other, and we are now able to file merverdiavgift (MVA or VAT) Returns electronically into the Norwegian tax authority systems.
7 August 2011
From March 2012 all VAT registered business will have to file their VAT Returns electronically. That means the end to the paper VAT 100 forms.
1 August 2011
From January coming, the penalties for late filing of tax returns will increase and the ability to mitigate penalties where no tax is due will be removed.
19 July 2011
A DIY Housebuilders Claim was rejected by HMRC on the grounds that the planning permission prohibited separate disposal of the house so it did not meet the definition of “dwelling” for the purposes of the refund scheme. The appeal was dismissed.
18 June 2011
Once again the balance between being a sole trader and incorporating your business as a limited company has come into focus.
19 May 2011
The Inland Revenue have increased the tax and NI free rate of Approved Mileage Allowance Payments. From 2011/12 the new rates are:- For the first 10,000 miles – 45p (up from 40p) For all subsequent miles – 25p (unchanged).
7 April 2011
From 6 April, if you have new employees without a P45 or a P46 you will have to use code 0T, rather than BR. This means that these employees will have no allowances, and although the effect is generally the same for most employees, higher paid employees will pay more tax.
31 March 2011
24 March 2011
Beware, there is a new penalty regime in force for late filing of personal income tax returns for 2011/12. The current regime is that the penalty for late filing is the lower of £100 and the tax due.
7 February 2011
Recent guidance from the Inland Revenue makes it clear that plant hire with an operator is now classed as labour and is subject to CIS deductions.
6 February 2011
We have noticed a large increase in tax enquiries originating from one simple, but highly effective, check being made by the Inland Revenue.
8 January 2011
In his emergency Budget, the Chancellor announced that the 18% rate for CGT (Capital Gains Tax) would be restricted to only those who are basic rate taxpayers.
5 January 2011
From our friends at Abbey Tax, who provide our clients with Tax Investigation Insurance.
12 October 2010
The new procedures for dealing with and correcting VAT errors often need explaining. However, they are actually quite straight forward. You require to complete form VAT652 unless you meet certain qualifying conditions to self-correct.
5 October 2010
Managed Service Companies are expected to come under severe attack by the Inland Revenue over the coming months and years. These are companies which advertised and operated the administration of a personal company of an individual, for a weekly or monthly fee.
22 September 2010
We have been advised by the Norwegian tax authorities that the annual statements showing tax due or tax overpaid will be issued on 22 October 2010.
19 August 2010
The Inland Revenue have just announced that they are moving staff from the central agent authorisation team in Longbenton, Newcastle, to “higher priority work”.
3 August 2010
The ability to file Norwegian Tax Returns electronically on-line has been suspended whilst the submitted returns are processed and refunds or demands issued.
29 June 2010
The reduction in the Annual Investment Allowance from £100,000 to £25,000 – increased from £50,000 by Alasdair Darling only in March – is a major blow for small business who need to make significant capital purchases, as any fishing boat owner will testify.
13 January 2010
With the need to complete P11Ds looming, it is important that all employers understand just what expenses they can pay tax-free without having to make any reports to the Inland Revenue.
29 December 2009
With the Standard Rate of VAT changing back on 1 January, Sage users may find the following short movie very helpful in reminding them how to change the VAT Rate on their system.
28 December 2009
The new penalties for late payment of PAYE and CIS will come into force on 5 April 2010, and will affect the PAYE due on 19 May 2009.In essence the penalties will arise if you are late in making any payments of PAYE, but if there is only one late payment in the year then the penalty will be waived.
17 December 2009
So the long forecast demise of cheques will now happen in 2018. Probably. It is clear that private consumers are expected to move to the use of cards and other similar methods over the next number of years. Whilst that may be fine for the vast majority, there are still many, many people who do not want or cannot get a debit card.
12 December 2009
The standard rate of VAT will return to the rate of 17.5% from 1 January 2010.For most traders the process will simply be a reverse of the steps you took when the VAT rate was reduced to 15%. Our instructions covering the change in December 2008 can be accessed here.
14 October 2009
If you receive an email that looks like this, please ignore it as it is a scam to obtain your credit card details.
30 September 2009
From September 2009, new rules have come into force, as a result of Tribunal decisions, which extend the range of duties which can qualify for SED.
25 September 2009
1 August 2009
The new format for compulsory filing of Corporation Tax returns from 1 April 2011 will be in iXBRL.We are proud to be able to confirm that we are already iXBRL compliant and will be able to file all corporate tax returns electronically from that date.
20 May 2009
The Budget has seen the re-introduction of first year allowances (FYAs) for purchases of qualifying plant and machinery. Allowances of 40% will be available to companies, partnerships and individuals carrying on qualifying activities in excess of the annual investment allowance.
21 April 2009
During 2009 the Bank of England will no longer handle the Inland Revenue transactions. The bank accounts will in future be operated by the Royal Bank of Scotland and by Citibank.
6 April 2009
From 1 April 2010 electronic filing of VAT Returns will be mandatory for all businesses with a turnover in excess of £100,000. All businesses registering for VAT after that date will have to file electronically, no matter what there turnover is.
21 February 2009
We have recently been involved in a dispute with the Inland Revenue over the non-deduction of CIS by a contractor when paying a supplier. The Inland Revenue asserted that the supplier was a sub-contractors in terms of the legislation and consequently CIS deductions should have been applied.
20 January 2009
23 December 2008
The office will close at 1pm on Tuesday 23rd and re-open on Monday 5th January. We would like to wish all our clients best wishes for Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.
25 November 2008
The change in the Standard Rate of VAT from 17.5% to 15% is temporary – it lasts from 1 December 2008 to 31 December 2009. But how do you change your computer system to reflect the change in the legislation from next week?
7 November 2008
24 September 2008
A recent tax case that was heard by the Commissioners earlier this year (known as “Pride of South America”) has confirmed that the Inland Revenue are widening the definition of what they will classify as offshore installations for Foreign Earnings Deduction purposes.
15 September 2008
14 August 2008
There are special rules for directors National Insurance. In practice this only affects the employee contributions, as there is no upper limit on employer contribution, as the table below demonstrates.
12 June 2008
With effect from 1 April 2008, section 1175 and Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Companies Act 2006 came into force.
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