Dormant companies – obligations

What is a dormant company? A company or association may be ‘dormant’ if it is not trading and doesn’t have any other income - for example from investments. A dormant company has different obligations for corporation tax, annual accounts and returns for Companies House in comparison to a trading company. Dormant companies and corporation tax… Continue reading Dormant companies – obligations

A GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING REFERENCE DATES AND PERIODS

I am sometimes asked, “What date should my company accounts be made up to?”. It’s a very important question because there are deadlines connected to the filing of accounts with both Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs.  Automatic penalties are issued to companies where their accounts have been filed late.  Being aware of your… Continue reading A GUIDE TO ACCOUNTING REFERENCE DATES AND PERIODS

Important changes to HMRC payment methods.

Important changes to HMRC payment methods: HMRC are making the following changes to the way you pay tax.  Paying at the Post Office HMRC are withdrawing this service from 15 December 2017.  Paying by Personal Credit Card HMRC will no longer accept payments of tax by personal credit card from 13 January 2018. Please note… Continue reading Important changes to HMRC payment methods.

Autumn Budget 2017

Yesterday saw a budget that focused, as expected, on housing and a stormy economic forecast. Our full summary is available on our website, but the key tax developments are summarised below. Personal Tax Rates and Allowances The personal allowance is currently £11,500 and will increase to £11,850 in April 2018. The higher rate threshold similarly… Continue reading Autumn Budget 2017

HMRC’s Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

This is a facility that the Inland Revenue introduced in 2016 which allows the voluntary disclosure of any UK tax liabilities that relate to offshore income or assets, which have not previously been disclosed to the UK tax authorities, to be declared. This includes: Income arising from a source outside the UK Assets situated or… Continue reading HMRC’s Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF)

Hot Topic Making Tax Digital for Business

The government have issued information on how Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) is expected to work for VAT once the rules are introduced in April 2019. Under the proposed rules, which have been issued subject to consultation, VAT registered businesses with turnover over the VAT registration threshold will be required to submit their VAT… Continue reading Hot Topic Making Tax Digital for Business

Tax Calendar

The following Tax Events are due on 19th July 2017: Business Tax Events PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th April 2017 to 5th July 2017. This deadline is relevant to small employers and contractors only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions… Continue reading Tax Calendar