Accountants in Wandsworth

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 […]

Legitimate Income Shifting

Posted by on March 20, 2013 at 10:49 am

Losing your job is a financial disaster for anyone. If it has happened to you or your spouse, how can you use the tax system to soften the blow? If your partner loses their job, they may also lose the benefit of their tax-free personal allowance, which currently stands at £8,105. But there are ways […]

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 […]

Can a Stock Valuation Save you Tax?

Posted by on February 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

At the end of each financial year, one needs to value its stock for accounting purpose. But this is a tedious exercise and not many people like to do it. But there are ways where you can you turn this into an opportunity to save corporation tax? You may not realise, but your company has […]

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

Is all the Anger on Tax Avoidance Justified?

Posted by on January 31, 2013 at 10:29 am

Most of the UK’s larger businesses have made a significant contribution to the public purse despite adverse economic conditions and public outcry over multinationals using complex tax structures to avoid paying tax. Global companies including Amazon, Google and Starbucks have attracted public ire over their corporation tax bills, but a study by PwC has found […]

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

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 […]