Richard Alecock (Mildenhall)

Born and bred in Mildenhall, Richard joined the firm in 1986 and has now completed over 30 years' service. He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians.

Richard is responsible for the management of the Mildenhall Office and was promoted on 1st April 2016 to an Associate of the Firm. He is a member of the firm’s farming and tax group. He also has a wealth of experience in dealing with sole trader, partnership and corporate businesses, encompassing personal tax and tax planning services. Richard is also a Committee member of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Newmarket and District branch.

Away from the office, Richard has 5 children and is a Trustee Director of a local Academy School.

 
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Richard Alecock
4th June 2018 Property Allowance

The property allowance is a tax exemption of up to £1,000 a year for individuals with income from land or property. The property allowance applies to relevant property income which includes: Both UK and overseas property businesses. Both commercial and residential letting (but not rent-a-room businesses – see below).Where property income exceeds £1,000, the legislation…

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11th May 2018 Bury St. Edmunds and Mildenhall clients attend the last in our MTD Seminar series

Thursday evening saw the last in our successful series of MTD seminars, held at Memorial Hall in Newmarket, where we had another great turnout. We explained to our clients and guests the implication of  MTD that launches for VAT registered businesses over the VAT threshold starting in April 2019 and how those changes would directly…

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1st May 2018 Bury St. Edmunds and Mildenhall clients attend latest MTD Seminar

Friday evening saw the next in our series of MTD seminars, held at our Bury St. Edmunds office, where we had a full turnout. We explained to clients the implication of  MTD that launches for VAT registered business over the VAT threshold starting in April 2019 and how the changes would directly affect them, as…

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5th April 2018 Top mistakes tax payers make when completing their tax returns.

  Making mistakes on self assessment tax returns however innocent can lead to enquiries, investigations and additional tax, interest and penalties. Below are some of the top mistakes many people make: Forgetting to include income from a previous employment that ended part way through a tax year. Forgetting to include benefits from a previous employment…

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23rd February 2018 Late Paid Income Tax 2016/17

  A 5% penalty will be imposed for those who have not paid their 2016/17 Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions by Friday 2nd March. The due date for payments was 31st January 2018, however the penalty can be avoided if a time to pay arrangement is agreed in advance.…

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8th February 2018 Sage for VAT Returns: Beware changes to Government Gateway

  Businesses that use Sage accounting software to complete and e-submit their VAT returns should be aware of a change to the Government Gateway on 14 February 2018. If you run an older version of this software (version 23 or below), it will no longer be compatible and hence VAT returns will not automatically e-submit…

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4th January 2018 Directors’ responsibilities

  Limited company directors and secretaries are collectively referred to as ‘officers’. Directors are appointed by members (shareholders and guarantors) to run and manage the day-to-day operations of the business. Secretaries are optional for private companies, but not public companies. They are usually appointed to assist directors with important administrative tasks. An Overview Company directors…

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10th November 2017 Reminder for all companies ahead of MTD

  The MTD machine is moving along and the starting date of April 2019 draws ever closer and closer.  We have been working with our clients to ensure that those VAT registered (in particular) with a turnover over the VAT threshold are implementing any changes required sooner rather than later so that any teething problems can…

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1st November 2017 HMRC no longer accepting credit card payments – January 2018

  HMRC have advised that from 13 January 2018, they will no longer be accepting payments from personal credit cards. HMRC have accepted credit card payments from individuals, but from 13 January 2018, this method of payment will no longer be available. A change in EU law, prohibits merchants (including HMRC) from recharging credit card…

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5th October 2017 Simple Assessment

  HMRC have now implemented their ‘Simple Assessment’ project, where they use the information already available to them from employers, pension providers, the DWP and banks to calculate the tax for those with straightforward or ’Simple’ tax affairs, without the need for a tax return to be completed.   In theory this sounds like an…

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