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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
Since January 2011 businesses can reclaim VAT paid on certain Royal Mail services. But under certain circumstances this right may be extended to earlier years.
In family run businesses, if the main shareholder is retiring but wants to keep his/ her stake to ensure he/she still maintains control, how can this situation be handles without being investigated by HMRC for inheritance tax?