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

14 Days left to submit your 2016/17 self assessment return

The following Tax Events are due on 31st January 2018: Personal Tax Events Deadline for submitting your 2016/17 self assessment return (£100 automatic penalty if your return is late) and the balance of your 2016/17 liability together with the first payment on account for 2017/18 are also due. This deadline is relevant to individuals who… Continue reading 14 Days left to submit your 2016/17 self assessment return

When is a van not a van?

It's not important whether the vehicle is a van. What's important is that it's not a car. For VAT purposes it will be a car if: It is of a kind normally used on public roads, has three or more wheels and either: is constructed or adapted for carrying passengers; or has roofed and windowed… Continue reading When is a van not a van?

Tax Events are due on 19th January 2018

The following Tax Events are due on 19th January 2018: Business Tax Events PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th October 2017 to 5th January 2018 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 Events are due on 19th January 2018

Why do I need to keep my bookkeeping up to date?

Happy New Year! This is the 1st post of the year & hopefully it will help you to start thinking about how to organise your business over the next 12 months.  As we are all aware, Making Tax Digital is fast approaching meaning you need to have bookkeeping software in place for your business that… Continue reading Why do I need to keep my bookkeeping up to date?

VAT: Overseas sales

VAT: Overseas sales Below are some very basic rules of how to deal with VAT on overseas sales. If you ever come across these, please contact us as there are a lot more details which should be reviewed before anything is submitted to HMRC. The following are basic questions that need to be answered before… Continue reading VAT: Overseas sales

Are you ready for GDPR? 25 May 2018

As of 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced on organisations that process personal data of EU residents. Although very similar to the current Data Protection Act, the GDPR will strengthen the current data protection requirements by introducing a number of key changes for organisations. Some of these changes include:… Continue reading Are you ready for GDPR? 25 May 2018

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