Accountants in Earlsfield

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; What’s in it For the Savers and Pensioners

Posted by on December 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

For savers, the annual ISA contribution limit will rise modestly from the current level of £11,280 to £11,520 from April 2013, a rise of 2.1%.. But previously it was said that this would be increased in line with inflation. What about pensions? The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% next year to £110.15 a […]

Is There a Tax Advantage in Investing in Forests?

Posted by on October 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

If your company is looking at ways of investing spare cash then investment opportunities relating to woodlands is worth considering. The reruns from these investments are sizeable and also come with tax incentives. If you search for details it’s not difficult to find reports of investments in woodlands producing annual returns in double figures. Usually […]

Real Time Information on PAYE

Posted by on July 20, 2012 at 10:30 am

Real Time Information on PAYE will be available from April next year, but employers have the chance to use it earlier according to HMRC. RTI is a system that is intended to make life simpler for employers. In reality, its function is to clamp down on businesses that fail to make PAYE payments on time. […]

Claiming Tax Reliefs

Posted by on July 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

Have you ever thought of claiming a tax deduction for your birthday gift? According to the laws of HMRC, you can freely do so provided that they are used for business purpose. If you spend money on your business, you can expect set off the cost against your tax bill. But as with all other […]

How to Manage Directors Bonuses Tax Efficiently

Posted by on July 6, 2012 at 11:18 am

If your company has made a profit, it is highly likely that every director will receive a share from it as bonus. In order to get an early tax deduction, these bonuses must be paid within a specified time, but on the otherhand there will be a large PAYE bill.

Are you Paying Too Much VAT on Fuel?

Posted by on June 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

The application of VAT law has been done incorrectly by HMRC. The law states that how much VAT is payable where businesses pay for fuel used for private mileage.

Annual VAT Adjustments

Posted by on May 18, 2012 at 10:30 am

There’s some good news for businesses struggling with cash flow issues. If your business is making VAT exempt and chargeable sales, you have the chance to make an annual adjustment to the amount you’ve reclaimed on purchases. By doing so you have the chance to improve your cash flow or even reclaim more VAT.

How to Escape PAYE Penalties

Posted by on April 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

The general rule is that if you miss the PAYE deadline of the HMRC or break one of many established rules where a penalty applies HMRC will let you know immediately the penalty applicable. However, the new PAYE late payment penalties are somewhat different from the other penalties.

Getting the Correct Tax Code

Posted by on March 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

The last two years has been a difficult time for the HMRC’s National Insurance and PAYE Service. Soon after its launch vast numbers of incorrect tax code numbers were sent out and it automatically issued thousands of demands for tax that people had no idea. After being stung by criticism, HMRC has become more proactive […]