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Errors In PAYE Accounts

Employers should be able to trust HMRC to keep an accurate record of the PAYE they pay, but recently some employers have found odd amounts...

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Simple Assessments

Do you remember how personal tax worked before self-assessment? The inland revenue would raise an estimated tax assessment; the taxpayer would appeal, a tax return...

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Pensions Annual Allowance

The annual allowance for pension contributions is £40,000 for 2016/17. However there are two circumstances in which the allowance is reduced to a minimum of...

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VAT On Pre-Registration Assets

When a business becomes VAT registered, it can reclaim VAT paid on stock or assets acquired in the four years before the date of registration,...

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Marriage Allowance

The marriage allowance is not a separate allowance; it is a reallocation of 10% of the personnel allowance from one person in a marriage (or...

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Savings Allowance

There is currently no HMRC guidance available on the interaction of the personnel allowance, savings rate band (SRB), savings allowance, and different categories of income....

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Overseas VAT Claims

When a VAT registered business sends its employees or directors on business trips to other EU countries, those individuals will incur expenses such as; hotel...

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Union Customs Code

If you import or export goods you need to be aware of the Union Customs Codes (UCC) which came into effect accross the EU on...

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Purchase Of Own Shares

The huge difference between the rates of CGT (10% or 20%) and the higher rates of income tax (40% and 45%), is encouraging entrepreneurs to...

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Disclosure Opportunities

HMRC is convinced there is a large population who fail to declare all of their taxable income. So it has set up a permanent digital...

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