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How to Effectively Work from Home

Posted by on March 26th, 2013

Working from home might seem like the ultimate job to have. No set start time or commuting or making up time for that day you were late. No smart clothes or set holiday allowance or horrible boss peeping over your shoulder to check up on you. But is this really what working from home isRead more…

Budget 2013 summary

Posted by on March 20th, 2013

So George Osbourne joined twitter “Today I’ll present a Budget that tackles the economy’s problems head on helping those who want to work hard & get on” twitter.com/George_Osborne… but what did the budget actually say?..   IR35 IR35 was not mentioned in the speech but did receive a very brief comment in the published guidance. TheRead more…

Budget 2013 – What Can We Expect

Posted by on March 15th, 2013

There’s been a lot of talk about next week’s Budget recently, but what exactly is the Budget? When does it take place? And what can we expect from it? What is the Budget? The Budget is a statement delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the House of Commons. It outlines the state ofRead more…

PAYE In Real Time – RTI

Posted by on March 9th, 2013

Real Time Information, or RTI, is a new way of reporting Pay As You Earn (PAYE). It’s being introduced by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) from 6 April 2013.   So What’s Changing? Currently, employers send an annual return to HMRC to pay the tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) of their employees. These liabilitiesRead more…

Flat Rate Scheme

Posted by on February 25th, 2013

There are many abbreviations used on a daily basis that you’ll immediately know the meaning of. For example, you’re likely to reply to something ending in RSVP or prioritise something with an ASAP request. But do you know what is meant by the string of letters: FRS? If you don’t, don’t worry. You’re not alone!Read more…

Child Benefit Changes – What It Means For You

Posted by on February 11th, 2013

If you keep up-to-date with the news, you’ll surely be aware of the recent changes made to the rules on Child Benefit. But in case you’re not, here’s a quick summary:   What Are The Changes? The changes to Child Benefit mean that high-earners will have to pay extra tax on payments received. The extraRead more…

HMRC’s New Campaign to Target Outstanding VAT Returns

Posted by on January 25th, 2013

  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced a new campaign aimed at businesses that have failed to submit VAT returns. The VAT Outstanding Returns campaign will target up to 50,000 businesses this month with warnings that their tax affairs will be closely scrutinised. HMRC is giving these businesses the chance to get up toRead more…

What are Payments on Account?

Posted by on January 7th, 2013

If you’ve completed a self-assessment tax return, or if you’re due to, you’ll probably have come across the term ‘payments on account’. But what are they exactly? And will you be required to pay them?   What Are Payments on Account? Payments on account are tax payments made in advance towards next year’s tax bill.Read more…

Christmas Party Tax

Posted by on December 13th, 2012

Christmas is fast approaching and that can mean only one thing – the work Christmas party! We’re sure everyone’s talking about it already! It’s a chance for you to reward your employees’ hard work throughout the year and for them to relax, however are you aware that you can reward your employees with a ChristmasRead more…

Personal Tax Return – Don’t miss the Deadline!

Posted by on December 5th, 2012

We are sure at this time of year you would much rather be thinking about your work Christmas party or finishing off your Christmas shopping but with the personal tax return deadline fast approaching it is essential to get your Self Assessment filed before it’s too late.   Do I need to file a taxRead more…

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