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4th May 2021 Sage 50 VAT ‘T’ codes

With the changes to the reverse charge on VAT returns due to the UK leaving the EU from 1 January 2021, I thought I would share a reminder of the default tax codes within Sage from v27.1 onwards:   T0 – Zero rated transactions T1 – Standard rated transactions – Currently 20% T2 – Exempt…

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19th April 2021 HMRC – Tax refund delays

A number of our clients are experiencing long delays in receiving tax refunds from HMRC.   HMRC attribute these to the need for them to perform security checks in order to combat fraudulent claims.  In some cases, HMRC need more information in order to verify genuine claims.   They may issue a verification letter, either…

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15th April 2021 2021 SME Growth: Revenge Spending?

As we pass the Covid-19’s first anniversary of its impact on our area’s economy, accounts of local SME’s are now starting to show part of the damage they have experienced through the lock-downs and associated restrictive measures. Thankfully, through Government financial help and the nimble footwork of businesses adapting to survive, the overall effect upon…

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15th April 2021 Life after CBILS: The Recovery Loan Scheme

The government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme closed on 31st March to new applicants. Thankfully, the government has put in place further support for businesses, to follow this.   The Recovery Loan Scheme – Government backed loans, 3 months – up to 6 years depending on the product – Up to £10m, no cap on…

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26th March 2021 6 April: A Guide to Off-Payroll Working Tax Rules

The proposed new rules apply regarding who determines IR35 status for freelancers hired by medium and large companies are imminent. Our Brief Guide will help find out how this affects you and what you can do: A Brief Guide to Off-Payroll Working Blog entry by: Vanessa Pearson

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25th March 2021 I hear a rumour…

I hear a rumour that Lloyds Agricultural banking team based in Edinburgh has been disbanded and merged within other teams around the country. Although some within the new regional teams may have some knowledge of agriculture it has been suggested that customers felt that this was not important. It seems that the agricultural specialism within…

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24th March 2021 Making Tax Digital – the next steps

Our MTD Group have produced Issue 5 of their newsletter giving details of Making Tax Digital (MTD) as it continues.   So if you are unsure of what to do next, our newsletter has information and advice how to proceed.  Don’t delay however as penalties will be introduced if submission deadlines are missed.   W&P_MTD5…

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18th March 2021 Holding residential lettings in a company

There has been an ongoing debate since the government started to reduce tax relief available on mortgage interest that having property in a company could be more beneficial.   In order to transfer the property from personal ownership there could be a CGT charge depending on the difference in value from when you bought it…

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18th March 2021 Changes to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) from July 2021

As you will know by now, in the budget speech of 3rd March 2021, the government announced the extension of the current furlough scheme until September 2021. Further guidance has now been issued as to how the scheme will operate.   Firstly, for periods starting after 1st May, you can claim furlough for any employee,…

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18th March 2021 The Benefits of Outsourcing Payroll

As chartered accountants, with over 90 years’ experience in the finance industry, outsourcing the payroll, to us, is something all businesses should consider.  Running a payroll is very time consuming so let someone else take the burden from you, here are the top 5 great reasons for outsourcing your payroll: COST Time is quite literally…

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