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Welcome to our April Newswire...

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This newswire will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

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Give your business’ finances a spring clean

With the clocks now having sprung forward and the new tax year upon us, what better time to give your business’ finances a spring clean?

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Does Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) apply to you?

While changes affecting private residential landlords have made headlines in recent years, the ATED regime is a significant cost for companies, LLPs and partnerships that own a UK residential property valued at more than £500,000.

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Businesses are more buoyant, says the Bank of England

New research from the Bank of England has shown that Britain’s businesses are feeling more confident and are planning to invest more in the months ahead.

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Record number of employers underpaying workers

As the National Minimum Wage prepares to go up this month, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released its latest ‘rogue’s gallery’ of under payers – and it is the biggest list to date.

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Making Tax Digital: Cash basis accounting for landlords

As part of the introduction of Making Tax Digital, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that it will extend the simplified cash basis of accounting for businesses with a turnover below £150,000.

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Trivial in name only – do you know the rules on trivial benefits in kind?

Although designated as ‘trivial’ by the taxman, trivial benefits in kind can result in tax savings for you and your employees, which can be anything but trivial.

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Warning over unexpected late payment notices in relation to now-liquidated companies

A number of prominent UK collection agencies appear to be closely monitoring liquidations and issuing some businesses and individuals who have purchased goods and services from now-liquidated companies with unexpected payment notices.

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Small businesses see changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Small business users of the VAT Flat Rate Scheme who have low costs may see the rate they pay drastically increase under new changes, which came into effect at the beginning of this month.

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Key Dates

14 April 2017 – income tax due date for the CT61 period to 31 March 2017.

19 April 2017 – Quarterly PAYE/NIC due for year ended 5 April 2017. Final submission must be made to HMRC under RTI for the year.

22 April 2017 – Deadline for electronic payments to be cleared in HMRC's bank account for any outstanding PAYE and Class 1 NICs for the tax year ending 5 April 2017.

7 May 2017 – VAT returns and payments due for Accounting Quarter period ending 31 March.