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Is Your Company’s Christmas Party Tax Deductible?

October 2018

Group of work colleagues smiling with drinks at Company Christmas Party

Are you a limited company and do you want to save money on your company’s Christmas do? Well then, you’re in luck, because each year HM Revenue & Customs offer a small tax break for a company’s Christmas party. Technically there isn’t an allowance for a Christmas party per se, however, HMRC does provide limited […]

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Increase in HMRC Interest Rates

August 2018

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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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Why You Should Embrace Making Tax Digital

August 2018

Hand holding smartphone with calculator on screen and tax form. Tax calculator, mobile app for accounting concepts. Making Tax Digial (MTD)

In our opinion, Making Tax Digital (or for brevity’s sake, MTD) is something to be embraced rather than feared. As with any legislative change, the new MTD reporting rules have forced businesses to reflect on whether they are compliant and what they need to do to ensure they stay on the right side of the […]

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How to Get Ready for Making Tax Digital

July 2018

Making Tax Digital Graphic

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a term you have most likely come across before, and it’s a term you will be hearing a lot more of as the deadline approaches and the Government ramps-up promotion. In a nutshell, Making Tax Digital (MTD) is, as its name implies, a digitised tax system that will completely change […]

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A Guide to Tax on Holiday Lets

April 2018

A Guide to Tax on Holiday Lets

With summer just around the corner, those who let out holiday properties are likely approaching their peak period for bookings. Holiday lets are an increasingly popular way to boost income and the industry is becoming increasingly competitive as a result, so it is of paramount importance that owners of holiday homes stay on top of […]

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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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Everything You Need to Know About Research & Development Tax Relief

April 2018

In this blog, we explain what Research and Development Tax Relief is, whether or not your business is eligible and how we can help you make a successful claim. Making a claim for Research and Development Tax Relief can be an important way for businesses – in any sector – who are involved in research […]

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5 Reasons to Make Pension Contributions Before April

February 2018

As we approach the end of the tax year, it might be worth considering making contributions toward your pension. There are several good reasons for this which we will cover in this blog, whether some or all these reasons apply to you will depend largely on your current circumstances. 1. Maximise your annual tax relief […]

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Do You Still Need to Submit a Self-Assessment Tax Return?

October 2017

HMRC engraved on stone building

Are you one of the two types of people no longer required to submit a self-assessment tax return? Simple Assessment first took effect in September 2017, which means some taxpayers no longer need to disclose information about their income via a self-assessment tax return. The term ‘Simple Assessment’ may ring a bell, it’s a term […]

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Tax Changes to Multiple Home Ownership

September 2017

Photo of Luke Jackson, Accountant at Aston Shaw

The rules on property tax relief are changing. These changes could have significant implications for those wishing to rent out or purchase additional properties. These changes have likely come about due to new figures revealing that multiple property ownership has dramatically risen in recent years. The new tax changes could affect a substantial amount of […]

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