Accounting, Business and Tax News Stories and Updates
HMRC advice to counter spoof emails or texts
HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails, suspicious phone calls and texts. These unwanted emails, phone calls and texts are being sent from all around the Read more..
Completing P11D forms to report benefits in kind
The deadline for submitting the 2021-22 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2022. The forms can be submitted using commercial software or via HMRC’s PAYE online service. Employees must also be Read more..
VAT Flat Rate Scheme – are you a limited cost trader?
The VAT Flat Rate Scheme has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of complying with the VAT legislation. The scheme is open to Read more..
HMRC wins disguised remuneration case
HMRC has welcomed a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning a disguised remuneration case. These types of schemes provide employees with the bulk of their earnings in the form of loans that are Read more..
Agent authorisation re SEISS grants
Self-employed individuals (including partnerships) who have overclaimed the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) must pay back the overpayment to HMRC. The rules for repayment state that you Read more..
Domicile and IHT
Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you permanently belong. But actually, determining domicile status can be complex. HMRC guidance states that Read more..
New measures to help with the cost-of-living crisis
As expected, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new package of support measures in a statement to the House of Commons on 26 May 2022. The measures will be targeted to the most vulnerable Read more..
Tax Diary June/July 2022
1 June 2022 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 31 August 2021. 19 June 2022 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2022. (If you pay your tax electronically the due Read more..
UK Infrastructure Bank set-up
The UK Infrastructure Bank Bill, announced as part of the measures in the Queen’s speech, represents the final step in setting up the UK Infrastructure Bank as an operationally independent Read more..
Free company information
There is a significant amount of information about companies that can be obtained from Companies House. Companies House is responsible for incorporating and dissolving limited companies, examining and Read more..