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Our Guide to the Domestic Reverse Charge

February 2021

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The Domestic Reverse Charge (DRC) is a major change to the way in which VAT is collected in the construction industry and will come into effect from 1st March 2021. Why has it been introduced? The Domestic Reverse Charge has been introduced by HMRC to combat fraud, in particular, missing trader fraud which costs the […]

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When do you Pay VAT on Gift Cards?

November 2020

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Christmas is approaching fast, and many businesses are relying on gift card sales this year more than ever. The law surrounding VAT on gift cards changed recently to align legislation with the EU. That’s why we’ve put together everything you need to know about selling gift cards and/or vouchers as a business. Hearing of this legislation […]

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The Curious Case of the Jaffa Cake

November 2020

Jaffa Cakes Exempt From VAT

Jaffa Cakes: Cake or Biscuit? The age-old debate that was taken to court. Who knew VAT could be interesting? Who would have known that the bounds of confectionery, sweets, chocolates, chocolate biscuits, cakes and biscuits would be taken to court? And why is it so important whether the confectionary in question is a cake or […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Get a New Company Car Until April 2020

November 2019

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If you’re thinking about changing your company car/cars in the near future, you may want to wait until 6th April 2020 when some new tax rules come into effect. These new tax rules will significantly favour low and zero-emission vehicles, so if you start driving a green car from April 2020, you’ll be benefiting from […]

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Reverse Charge VAT for the Construction Industry

June 2019

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There is an important change that you need to be aware of, coming into effect on 1st October 2019. This change will affect any business that is CIS and VAT registered or that pays suppliers that are CIS and VAT registered. The new legislation is aimed at shifting the VAT liability on building and other […]

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Our Comprehensive Guide to Making Tax Digital

April 2019

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the name of the Government’s ambition to change the way in which we record financial data and report this information to HMRC. It requires taxpayers to keep digital records, instead of manual ones, and communicate with HMRC using a different reporting system to that which is currently in operation. Why […]

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Be Wary of Scammers Claiming to be HMRC

March 2019

HMRC Phone Scams

HM Revenue & Custom’s (HMRC) have warned of a 360% increase in phone scams within the last six months, as agents, we have also noticed a rise in the number of concerned clients getting in touch about suspicious calls. HMRC attribute this spike to a successful crackdown on email and SMS phishing, resulting in criminals […]

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Don’t Listen to the Bloke Down the Pub

December 2018

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One of the great difficulties we face as accountants is providing clarity to our clients amongst all the misinformation, rumours and hearsay floating around out there. The issue of misinformation is particularly prevalent in the accounting industry, this is because there are so many rules and regulations that businesses must abide by that are constantly […]

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Making Tax Digital for VAT

August 2018

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Changes to Record Keeping and Procedure Introduction On the 13th of July 2017, the government announced the Making Tax Digital (MTD) timetable, revealing that businesses over the VAT threshold will be the first to qualify for keeping digital records. Under the schedule, businesses with VAT taxable turnover over £85,000 will have to keep digital records […]

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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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