Exciting job opportunity for a semi-senior accountant looking for variety and responsibility
Exciting job opportunity has arisen for a semi-senior accountant within our small but busy accountancy practice based in Presteigne. The ideal candidate should be technically proficient and have a good understanding of various bookkeeping/accounting software systems. Familiarity with IRIS accountancy software would be an advantage but Read more...

Office Opening Times and HMRC's tax payment helpline
Our office remains open for the drop off or collection of manual books and client meetings, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Please use telephone or email to contact us as normal. Stay safe and be well. If you have concerns about meeting an HMRC tax payment deadline please call their dedicated Time to Pay helpline 0800 0159 559. Read more...

HMRC advice to counter spoof emails or texts
HMRC continues to warn of the ever-present problem of fraudulent phishing emails, suspicious phone calls and texts. These unwanted emails, phone calls and texts are being sent from all around the world and the fraudsters are continuing to find new ways to target unsuspecting taxpayers. These messages typically look to obtain taxpayers Read more...

Completing P11D forms to report benefits in kind
The deadline for submitting the 2021-22 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2022. The forms can be submitted using commercial software or via HMRC’s PAYE online service. Employees must also be provided with a copy of the information relating to them on these forms by the same date. P11D forms are used to provide information to HMRC on Read more...

VAT Flat Rate Scheme – are you a limited cost trader?
The VAT Flat Rate Scheme has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of complying with the VAT legislation. The scheme is open to businesses that expect their annual taxable turnover in the next 12 months to be no more than £150,000. A limited cost trader check was Read more...

HMRC wins disguised remuneration case
HMRC has welcomed a recent Court of Appeal decision concerning a disguised remuneration case. These types of schemes provide employees with the bulk of their earnings in the form of loans that are used to try and avoid paying Income Tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs). In the case in question, an IT contractor used a Read more...

Agent authorisation re SEISS grants
Self-employed individuals (including partnerships) who have overclaimed the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) must pay back the overpayment to HMRC. The rules for repayment state that you must tell HMRC if you were not eligible to have claimed the grant. There can also be penalties for not informing HMRC. However, there are Read more...

Domicile and IHT
Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you permanently belong. But actually, determining domicile status can be complex. HMRC guidance states that domicile cannot be defined precisely, but the concept rests on various basic principles. Although domicile can change, there is generally a Read more...

New measures to help with the cost-of-living crisis
As expected, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced a new package of support measures in a statement to the House of Commons on 26 May 2022. The measures will be targeted to the most vulnerable members of society in a total package of measures that we are told will cost £15bn and bring the total cost of living support to £37 billion Read more...

UK Infrastructure Bank set-up
The UK Infrastructure Bank Bill, announced as part of the measures in the Queen’s speech, represents the final step in setting up the UK Infrastructure Bank as an operationally independent institution. The new Bank officially opened for business in June 2021 but the Bill will remove legal obstacles so the Bank can lend directly to local Read more...

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