Ways you can count on us…

Leaving politics to one side, how can we deal with the current pressures on businesses? Rising costs, reducing revenues as ...
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Actors and entertainers – profession or employment

There is a particular section of internal HMRC’s manuals that deals specifically with how to view the rules for measuring ...
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Check if a company is being liquidated

There are a number of ways you can check if a company is in liquidation. This can include searching the ...
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Registering as an overseas company

An overseas company must register with Companies House if they want to set up a place of business in the ...
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PAYE and overseas employees

There are a multitude of rules and regulations that you must be aware of when you employ someone from abroad ...
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Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Child Payment increased to £25 per week from 14 November 2022. The payment is available to qualifying applicants ...
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Exempt transfers between siblings

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s ...
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Tax Diary February/March 2023

1 February 2023 - Due date for corporation tax payable for the year ended 30 April 2022. 19 February 2023 ...
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New laws to mitigate disruption during public service strikes

Working people across the UK will be protected from disruptive strikes thanks to new laws introduced recently. They will allow ...
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A definition of trusts

HMRC’s internal manuals states that the word `trust’ describes a relationship between certain persons which is recognised by the law; ...
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New Energy Bills Discount Scheme

The government has published details of a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme which will replace the current Energy Bill Relief ...
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Dissolved companies and bona vacantia

A company comes to a legal end when it is dissolved. However, one if the important points to be aware ...
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IHT – estimating an estate’s value

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is levied on a person’s estate when they die and can also be payable during a person’s ...
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When you must register for VAT

The taxable turnover threshold, that determines whether businesses should be registered for VAT, is currently £85,000. The taxable turnover threshold ...
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Check your National Insurance Record

HMRC offers an online service to check your National Insurance Contributions (NIC) record online. In order to use the service, ...
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Which way to turn

Inflation and recession are cruel task-masters. If you provide goods or services that can be readily sourced from alternative suppliers, ...
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Applying for National Insurance number

If you do not already have a National Insurance number you will normally need to apply for one if you ...
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Mortgage Guarantee Scheme extended

The Mortgage Guarantee Scheme was set to end on 31 December 2022. In a last-minute announcement from HM Treasury, it ...
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What is the VAT One Stop Shop?

The VAT One Stop Shop is an EU wide scheme that allows a VAT registered business to register in only ...
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Did you file your tax return on Christmas Day?

A new press release by HMRC has highlighted the fact that 3,275 taxpayers took the time to file their tax ...
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Customs Declaration Service deadline extended

The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a customs IT platform designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for ...
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Limits to tax relief for pension contributions

Under current rules, you can claim tax relief for your private pension contributions. The annual allowance for tax relief on ...
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Tax Diary January/February 2023

1 January 2023 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2022. 19 January 2023 ...
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Exempt company cars and fuel benefits

Most employers and employees are aware of the additional costs of providing company cars and the tax implications they create ...
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