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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
When you look for an accountant, what are the things that you look for most? Many business owners will look whether the particular accountant has the capability to handle the tasks that he / she wants them to do. Apart from the capability of the accountant to deal with final accounts, VAT, bookkeeping, personal tax […]
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.
When purchasing equipment for your business or when renewing existing equipment, HMRC gives special incentives if you buy specific makes that saves energy. However, first you have to track a supplier that sells these types recommended by HMRC. Capital allowances enable you to write off your costs of capital assets against your taxable profits. The […]
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 […]
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.