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Self Assessment Deadline

 

 

Now that the festivities are finished and the decorations taken down for another year it's time to turn your attention to the looming self-assessment tax return deadline.

HMRC impose automatic financial penalties if your tax return is filed late, if only by one day, and, these fines continue to increase until your return has been successfully received.

We have a specialised tax team who can offer you a helping hand with your tax return and provide advice where required.

If you would like us to assist with your tax return or any other matter then please contact the practice. We offer a free, with no obligation, meeting to assess your requirements and would be delighted to welcome you to either of our offices.

 

Making Tax Digital

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April 2019 sees the start of HMRC's Making Tax Digital initiative for VAT (MTDfV) for most businesses. The new rules will impact VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the £85,000 registration threshold, taking effect for VAT return periods starting on or after 1 April 2019.

There have been several recent developments, including the publication of a new VAT Notice covering MTDfV requirements, and the announcement of deferrals for some 'more complex' businesses. Please see attached a pdf copy of our recent newsletter to help guide you through the jargon and answer many of your questions in a concise manner.

Making Tax Digital will affect how we currently service your bookkeeping, and we'd like to talk through your options for how we can get you ready ahead of April 2019.

If you are currently using Excel or manual records to record your financial activity and VAT liability you will need to find a suitable, MTD compliant, alternative and we recommend Sage accounting cloud software to manage your accounts and keep digital records of transactions.

Sage Business Cloud Accounting is simple yet powerful cloud accounting that's packed with innovative features to help your business succeed:
• Perfect for small businesses
• Ready for Making Tax Digital
• All you need to manage finances and cash flow
• Secure in the cloud
• Easy-to-use mobile app for receipts, expenses and invoices
• Range of apps to help you get paid faster, reduce admin and be more productive

 

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New Stamp Duty surcharge announced
19/02/2019 - More...
A new consultation has been launched by HM Treasury together with HMRC seeking views on the design of a new 1% Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge on non-UK residents purchasing

Gifts out of disposable income
12/02/2019 - More...
There is an annual Inheritance Tax exemption of £3,000 for gifts. This exemption can also be carried forward to the following tax year if not used to make a maximum gift of £6,000.