Accountants Clapham

Restrictions for the use of VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Posted by on November 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

The flat rate scheme is used by many small to medium sized businesses to simplify their VAT reporting. Many of those businesses enjoys a cash advantage from using this scheme. However, this advantage is due to be cut back significantly from 1 April 2017. The FRS will continue but many businesses will not find it […]

Short and Long Term Effects of Brexit

Posted by on June 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Short term effects Those who were longing for the Making Tax Digital and Digital Tax Accounts consultation will need to wait as there are now urgent and more important matters in hand. In the case of any emergency budget, there could be an increase in income tax and national insurance. Long term effects The separation […]

Tax Saving Idea for Your SEIS Shares

Posted by on October 17, 2012 at 10:00 am

SEED Enterprise Investment Scheme also known as SEIS tax breaks are worth at least 50% of your investment, but the downside of this is that your money will be tied up for some time. The question being raised in this article is for how long it will be tied before you can get your hands […]

Is There a Tax Advantage to a Sale and Leaseback?

Posted by on May 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Recent statistics show that despite all the propaganda by the government and by the banks, the lending to businesses in 2011 compared to 2010 had been low. This lending squeeze has meant more and more businesses are looking for alternatives measures to bank loans, such as raising capital from the assets they already own. This […]

Reclaiming VAT on workers’ expenses

Posted by on April 13, 2012 at 10:30 am

HMRC is extremely strict on matters relating to VAT. This applies especially if your company happens to be on the wrong side of VAT investigations. If so HMRC has a greater tendency to spot discrepancies than never before.

Budget 2012; What Does it Mean to You

Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

For individuals The income tax personal allowance is set to rise again, not just as scheduled in April 2012, but next year too. It will go up further in April 2013 to £9025.00. This is a step forward towards raising it up to £10000.00. On the otherhand, the 50p tax rate is to be brought […]

The Tax Advantages of Fixed Expenses Payments

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

Reimbursing expenses to your employees the cost of their business travel etc. is tax and NI free. But is there a possibility of paying a fixed-rate allowance instead to make them better off.

Filing Your Tax Return Online

Posted by on December 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

When it comes to your tax return, deadline for filing is extremely important. However, most people are complacent of this deadline set by HMRC and ends up paying needless penalties. Therefore, it is important to remember of the advantages that online filing of your tax return can bring you. This process has been facilitated by […]

Tax Evaders to Face Fresh Crackdown

Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

People who own foreign properties and have evaded tax all this time will come under the microscope by the UK tax authorities. People with between £2.5m and £20m in wealth and homes abroad will be the first to be targeted by a recently established unit of tax inspectors. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) expresses hope […]

Rental Accounting in Practice; Appraising Properties based on Ratio Analysis

Posted by on April 6, 2011 at 7:48 am

When it comes to real estate, ratios show year to year or month to month projection of rental accounts analysis, and it enables them to realise if for example properties which are rented are valuable against the money they have invested in the property, are the money received from rental properties able to recover the […]