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HMRC defends Making Tax Digital timescale at House of Lords - February 23, 2017
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Taxpayers, businesses and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) alike will “learn very quickly” from the Government’s year-long Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot scheme, which will be phased in from April this year. The comments come from Jim Harra, director general … Continue reading HMRC defends Making Tax Digital timescale at House of Lords


Taxman offers concessions on MTD - February 10, 2017
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Following criticism from MPs, who described the Government’s plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) “overambitious”, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has pledged that businesses will not be hit with penalties in the first 12 months. Having concluded its consultation into … Continue reading Taxman offers concessions on MTD


HMRC will ask thousands of sole traders to ‘trial’ Making Tax Digital this year - February 8, 2017
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Approximately 400,000 landlords and sole traders will be asked to ‘trial’ Making Tax Digital (MTD) before October 2017, according to reports. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said that it will begin to ‘soft launch beta testing’ for MTD from … Continue reading HMRC will ask thousands of sole traders to ‘trial’ Making Tax Digital this year


HMRC publishes long-awaited responses to Making Tax Digital consultations - February 7, 2017
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The Government’s long-awaited responses to six consultations about Making Tax Digital (MTD) which were originally opened in August 2016 were published at the end of January. Despite ongoing criticisms regarding the proposed short MTD timescale, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) … Continue reading HMRC publishes long-awaited responses to Making Tax Digital consultations


Small firms to be helped with bank switching - February 7, 2017
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The UK’s large army of small businesses will soon be able to switch their accounts between banks more easily, following changes to bank competition rules. The Bacs Payment Scheme, the organisation responsible for the majority of the UK’s automated payments, … Continue reading Small firms to be helped with bank switching


Small businesses used to plug tax gap - February 7, 2017
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been accused of using small and medium-sized businesses to plug the UK’s tax gap, following a report which showed an additional £468 million was generated in tax revenue by SMEs in 2016. The figure, … Continue reading Small businesses used to plug tax gap


Do you know the rules on claiming capital allowances on cars? - February 7, 2017
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If you buy and use cars in your business, you can claim capital allowances on their value, allowing you to deduct part of the value from your pre-tax profits using writing down allowances. The amount that you can deduct depends … Continue reading Do you know the rules on claiming capital allowances on cars?


Businesses encouraged to cash-in older currency - February 7, 2017
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From 5 May 2017, the old paper £5 note will no longer be legal tender and may not be accepted in shops and could be refused by banks. After this date retailers and banks need only accept or swap old … Continue reading Businesses encouraged to cash-in older currency


Don’t miss out on grandparents’ pension boost - February 7, 2017
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A request under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that just 1,300 people have claimed National Insurance (NI) credits, which can help them ensure their entitlement to the full state pension when they reach retirement age, if they have … Continue reading Don’t miss out on grandparents’ pension boost


HMRC publishes long-awaited responses to Making Tax Digital consultations - February 3, 2017
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The Government’s long-awaited responses to six consultations about Making Tax Digital (MTD) which were originally opened in August 2016 have now been published. Despite ongoing criticisms regarding the proposed short MTD timescale, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now confirmed … Continue reading HMRC publishes long-awaited responses to Making Tax Digital consultations



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Development of building projects – based in Staines
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“One of the reasons I’ve stayed with them is that we’ve always been able to communicate well. They always explain things to me so I can understand – more than once if that’s what’s needed!” “I take their advice because … Continue reading Caroline Wood, Maul & Murphy
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Business & Marketing Consultants – Based in High Wycombe
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Office & Stationary Suppliers – based in High Wycombe
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