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Leading High Wycombe accountancy firm recognised with prestigious customer service award

Directors and staff at one of High Wycombe’s leading accountancy firms are celebrating after they were named as the winners of the Excellence in Customer Service category at the Buckinghamshire Business Awards.

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Opposing HMRC penalties on grounds of ‘reasonable excuse’

Recent reports have shed light on some of the most unusual cases where self-assessment taxpayers have managed to successfully appeal late filing and late payment penalties issued by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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Rules on directors’ tax returns are not as clear you might think

According to the gov.uk guidance, a director must register for self-assessment (SA) and send a personal SA tax return to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) each year.

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Huge fines for employers stalling workplace pensions

Around 800,000 small businesses are yet to enrol into the Government’s flagship pension scheme, new figures have revealed.

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Five ways to get more enjoyment from your money

While most of us invest a lot of time and thought about how to improve our finances, we do not tend to spend quite as much time looking at how our finances can improve our lives. But research is showing that not all wealth is equal, with some spending having a greater impact on happiness than other spending.

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Persons of Significant Control - changes to Companies House Reporting

Last year saw a raft of changes come into effect at Companies House. Amongst the measures introduced was the requirement for companies to maintain a register of Persons of Significant Control (PSCs).

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I’m a non-resident landlord. Do I have to file a tax return in the UK?

If you have lived abroad for six or months or more in a year, you are classed as a “non-resident landlord”, and the income you receive from renting out your home whilst abroad is taxable in the UK.

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Key Dates

19 July 2017 – Quarterly payment PAYE remittance due. Class 1 A payment to reach HMRC (postal). Deadline for postal payments remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC for the tax year ending 5 April 2017.

22 July 2017 – Final date for electronic payments to be cleared in HMRC's bank account for any outstanding Class 1A NICs for the tax year ending 5 April 2017.

22 July 2017 – Deadline for electronic remittance of PAYE, NICs and CIS to HMRC.

31 July 2017 – 2nd Payment on Account for 2016/17 due to HMRC.