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Public consultation on charity annual returns

16/10/2017

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation on changes to the content and structure of charity annual returns which will apply to financial years starting on or after 1 January 2018. All charities with annual…

Landlord tax errors – don’t fall foul

18/09/2017

A recent survey carried out by a local authority indicated that almost half of landlords had not registered for self-assessment. At a time when local authorities are experiencing severe cuts, unpaid tax on this scale,…

Election impact reflected in ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor

07/09/2017

Top ranking business professions running all types of businesses across the UK expressed their deep concern over business prospects in the latest ICAEW Confidence Monitor report. There are however, signs of optimism for an improvement…

Tax efficient life insurance

04/09/2017

Many employers offer their employees life insurance cover as part of their benefit package. Although a popular incentive, employers too small to have a group life insurance policy are left with taking out separate policies…

HMRC steps up scope of National Minimum Wage Investigations

23/08/2017

Don’t get caught out! A strict penalty regime and negative publicity can be the unwelcome outcome of mistakes involving payment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW). Ask Rob Ennis, our Employment Tax Director, for a…

Update on People with Significant Control (PSC) Register and Companies House Regulations

18/08/2017

Over the last year we have filed the new confirmation statement (CS01) on behalf of our clients, and used the form to notify Companies House of any companies or people with significant control over the…

Staff welfare – exemptions and tax liabilities

14/08/2017

Within many businesses the staff welfare account code is often used as a home for all employee related expenditure that doesn’t fit neatly elsewhere. At the end of the tax year however, identifying the appropriate…

HMRC PAYE Inspections: Back on the agenda!

10/08/2017

HMRC estimates that 43% of the shortfall between tax collected and tax actually due is sitting within the employment sector. It’s no surprise then, that PAYE compliance visits are set to remain high on the…

Changes to implementation date for Making Tax Digital

04/08/2017

Since our recent update on Making Tax Digital for Business (MTD), the government has announced a revised timetable for its introduction. Unincorporated businesses, including landlords, were expected to be the first to see significant changes,…

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