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Increase in HMRC Interest Rates

August 2018

HMRC building against grey sky line

The interest charged to those making late tax payments has increased from 3% to 3.25%. Interestingly, the amount of interest that HMRC pays on top of refunds owed to taxpayers remains the same at 0.5%. The interest rate for repayments has been at 0.5% since 2009. The accountancy body ACCA says it is “simply unfair” that […]

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Companies House & HMRC Resources

April 2018

Companies House & HMRC Resources

Finding the right resource or the right form from Companies House or HMRC can be tricky. For this reason, we’ve decided to put all the most important and useful resources all in one place, so you can easily find what you’re looking for. Disclaimer In preparing and maintaining this blog post every effort has been […]

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A Short Guide To Self Assessment Tax Returns

October 2017

Self Assessment Tax Return 2016

Who needs to file a Self Assessment Tax Return? The self assessment tax return is an annual requirement for people who do not pay their tax automatically through PAYE. Self assessment tax returns are often submitted electronically to HMRC, with the deadline being 31st January following the end of the tax year. Alternatively, if filing […]

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Top 3 Tips to Avoid Tax Return Penalties

January 2016

Will Wade of Aston Shaw

So we’re now in 2016, Christmas is over and the New Year has just begun… Unfortunately that means the clock really is ticking for you to get your tax return submitted. Nearly four million of the 10.2 million people in Britain required to fill in tax returns have not yet sent them in. Failure to […]

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Paper Tax Returns: Deadline Approaching Fast

October 2015

HMRC form on desk with British bank notes and pound coins lined up on top

The deadline for taxpayers who submit paper self-assessment returns is fast approaching – paper tax returns need to reach HMRC by midnight on 31st October 2015. Any paper returns received after this date, but before 31st January 2016, will incur a £100 late filing penalty.
Aston Shaw’s experienced Tax Department are available to advise and assist, ensuring you are able to submit your return with confidence.

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Record Number of Online Tax Returns Filed Over Christmas Period

January 2015

Number of HMRC forms reflected in mirror

A record number of people have filed their online tax returns over the festive period this year, with HMRC stating that they received a 5% increase in submissions compared to last year. The figures show that on Christmas Eve, 17,644 returns were filed online – an increase of 4% compared to 2013. Whilst people were […]

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