Richard Alecock (Mildenhall)

Born and bred in Mildenhall, Richard joined the firm in 1986 and has now completed over 34 years' service. He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. Richard is responsible for the management of the Mildenhall Office and is 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 and Trustee for a local Academy School.
 
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Richard Alecock
10th September 2020 Self Assessment Deadlines

Two self assessment deadlines are approaching:   5th October 2020 For those individuals who have not previously completed a tax return you will need to report to HMRC a liability for 2019/20.   31st October 2020 For those individuals who have previously submitted ‘paper’ self assessment tax returns, the deadline for the 2019/20 return is…

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28th August 2020 Contactless Payment and VAT – What documentary evidence do you need to reclaim VAT?

When it comes to knowing what paperwork is required to successfully reclaim VAT on expenditure, there can be some confusion, especially in these times of ever increasing electronic and paperless transactions. HMRC’s VAT guidance says you must have the appropriate documentary evidence in order to support a VAT claim. But what is appropriate? In this…

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12th September 2019 “Get ready for Brexit” workshops

  The Department for International Trade is hosting “Get ready for Brexit” workshops across the East region, each running from 11:30 – 13:30 followed by a networking lunch.   Please see the link below for dates and venues.   http://x.email.ukti.gov.uk/ats/msg.aspx?sg1=6a523609b267f7129747b384f8f21e3e

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24th May 2019 Making Tax Digital for VAT: Supplier statements now acceptable

In a welcome about turn, HMRC has changed its controversial policy on the recording of purchase invoices under Making Tax Digital for VAT. This will mean a huge time-saving for many businesses using the cash accounting scheme.   Under the cash accounting scheme, input tax is only claimed when payments are made to suppliers, and…

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21st December 2018 Making Tax Digital …… Only 100 days to go!

It’s time to decide how you will digitalise your records in order to meet HMRC requirements ahead of April 2019 HMRC wants the UK to be one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world, improving efficiency, effectiveness and ease of compliance. Their plans signal the end of paper accounting for millions across…

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1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

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Richard Alecock
1st September 2020 Top 5 tips for start-up businesses

Businesses are born in many ways but there are some common considerations for all start-ups. Legal form Consideration needs to be given as to the how you wish to set up and structure your business. If you are going it alone perhaps a sole trader could be the best route or, if there is more…

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9th November 2018 HMRC letters to businesses affected by MTD for VAT

HMRC have started to send out their first wave of what they are calling “encouragement letters” to businesses within the scope of MTD for VAT. The letters are being sent to businesses which are currently eligible to join the pilot.  They are not being copied to the businesses’ agents. The first wave is 20,000 letters…

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18th October 2018 HMRC defer MTD for businesses with more complex requirements

HMRC have updated  MTD for businesses with more complex requirements The exception is a small minority of VAT-registered businesses with more complex requirements. As part of planning for the VAT pilot, HMRC have made the decision to delay mandation for these customers until 1 October 2019 to ensure there is sufficient time to test the…

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11th October 2018 Why a start up business should complete a business plan

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. By committing your thoughts to paper, you can understand your business better and also map specific courses of action that need to be taken to improve your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts. A business plan can help you to:…

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