Accountants in Kensington

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 […]

Different Classes of Ordinary Shares

Posted by on September 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Majority of the companies have just the ordinary shares. They carry one vote per share, are entitled to participate equally in dividends and, if the company is wound up, the ordinary shareholders will share the proceeds of the company’s assets after paying all the debts However, there are some instances where companies create different classes of ordinary shares, e.g. […]

Boosting Your Pension Entitlement

Posted by on March 6, 2013 at 10:01 am

There are situations where planning a tax and NI is an efficient way and becomes important to draw income from your pension. However, you need to think long term before doing this. If your business can justify the fact that paying a low salary to your spouse, is it worthwhile doing this, given the extra […]

Tax Experts Defend their Position over the Government Backlash

Posted by on February 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

In latest developments, tax heads of larger accountancy firms have defended themselves against claims they are behind avoidance schemes that damage the UK’s economy. The Public Accounts Committee accused them of making not exposing corporate income for tax in UK

Inheritance Tax Relief When Property Prices Go Down

Posted by on July 27, 2012 at 10:00 am

Selling a house on someone else’s behalf in a shrinking market can lead you to a huge inheritance tax bill. But what are the options available for you to reduce the inheritance tax payable?

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. […]

Can we Consider the Fines of Companies House as tax Deductible?

Posted by on May 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

If your business has been hit by a penalty from the Companies House just because, you sent your accounts late, can you take it as a tax deductible expense?. The answer is that fines and penalties cannot be taken into the tax deductible category unless they are being paid on behalf of an employee.

Accounts Preparation on Cash Basis

Posted by on April 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

During the budget it was announced that the government is going to introduce simplified tax rules for business accounts preparation. What are the tax advantages that you think that you will be entitled to from these new tax rules?

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; Key Points at a Glance

Posted by on March 22, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Income tax Personal allowance to be raised up to £9,205 from April 2013; this is a move according to the government that will make 24 million people £220 a year better off. But 300,000 more people will be drawn into the higher rate – 40% – tax band from 2013/14 as the threshold is brought […]