Accountants in Barnes

VAT – Planning for Uncertainty

Posted by on August 8, 2016 at 11:08 am

The doubt has increased since the Brexit if the government and the business plans for the future has an effect on VAT. The tax was introduced in 1973 and is a relatively young tax in UK terms. But VAT has wound its way into the system with ruthless efficiency. Now that the Referendum happened and […]

Keeping Digital Records of Your Bookkeeping will be Compulsory

Posted by on June 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm

The government is on its way enforcing all businesses whether large or small to maintain their bookkeeping records electronically. Eventhough you can get a good idea of the government’s intentions by reading the article “Making Tax Digital” it doesn’t give any concrete information to say how businesses should plan for this. While it’s just an […]

Important Announcements from the 2014 Autumn Statement

Posted by on December 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

So, how this year’s autumn statement would affect you. Here are some important announcements from the autumn statement that was presented this week. Tier system introduced for stamp duty. Under the old stamp duty rules, you would need to pay stamp duty Tax at a single rate on the entire property price. However, under the […]

More Regulations for the CIS Industry

Posted by on October 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

Contractors in the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) usually file tax forms online, but now the HMRC proposes that the employers need to do an electronic check that sub-contractors are paying the right amount tax. This suggestion has been made with the objective of increasing the tax revenue received from the CIS scheme, which has largely […]

Digital Tax Dashboard of HMRC

Posted by on September 26, 2014 at 11:52 am

Three major tax related functions of HMRC are about to get a new digital makeover. Reports suggest that these new digital services are progressing through user testing in preparation for potential release to the public in the next year. The newly designed business tax dashboard, now known as Your Tax Account (YTA), PAYE for employees […]

Accountants as the Strategic Business Partner

Posted by on January 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

The overwhelming message coming from the business community is that accountants now and in the future need to be strategic business partners. If they are to add value to business and develop a successful career, they need to share insight and guide strategic decision-making, rather than simply analyse and report on data.

Changes to the Online VAT Facility of HMRC

Posted by on January 9, 2013 at 10:52 am

Until now, HMRC’s online VAT services have been basic, but he’s recently added some genuinely useful tools. What’s to know? HMRC has recently made some additions to the VAT online services. While they are not the functions that you need on a daily basis, they will however simplify and speed up some of his application […]

Autumn Statement; Key Points to Take for Businesses

Posted by on December 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm

The autumn statement delivered by the chancellor is not the most looked forward autumn statements in the recent history. Following are some highlights from his speech. Fuel The 3p-a-litre increase in fuel duty, planned for next January, is cancelled

More Tax Investigations on the Way

Posted by on October 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Now it is a practice of HMRC to visit businesses to check the authenticity of their records. But earlier this year, they were put on hold. However, they are going to restart this process. The government has made has made their intentions clear to check on the records of businesses as part of its war […]

Basics in Bookkeeping

Posted by on August 3, 2012 at 10:43 am

Though is seems like a laborious process, bookkeeping has some major benefits for any business. Generally speaking, bookkeeping has two basic goals: To keep track of your income and expenses; This enables you to make significant decisions to make profits To collect the necessary financial information about your business to file your various tax returns. […]