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18th June 2018 Public Sector contractor wins IR35 case

HMRC have lost a second IR35 case this year, and their second case against the same contractor, putting into doubt their own understanding of the IR35 rules. Ian Wells, director of personal service company Jensal Software Limited provided his services to the Department of Work and Pensions via a recruitment agency during 2012 and 2013.…

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18th June 2018 EIS Money: Beware how you spend it!

Tech companies that are financed through EIS equity cash will be aware that this ‘tax wrapper’ can be super-generous, but that many criteria have to be met to ensure eligibility. One of these long standing criteria has been that the company must use the proceeds (up to £5m pa) raised: In either a qualifying trade…

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15th June 2018 Making Tax Digital, VAT and newly registered businesses

All VAT registered businesses with a turnover over the current VAT registration threshold of £85,000 will be required to comply with the Making Tax Digital (MTD) record keeping and reporting requirements for VAT periods which start on and after 1st April 2019. Where a business is VAT registered but has turnover under £85,000 at April…

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11th June 2018 Changes ahead for CGT payment

HM Revenue & Customs is proposing, in less than two years’ time, to rewrite the rules around Capital Gains Tax, CGT, following the disposal of a residential property. The current timescale for payment is going to be slashed to 30-days. From April 6 2020, a payment-on-account of CGT, will be required following the sale of…

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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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4th June 2018 Whiting & Partners Now Xero Platinum Champion Partner

We are very proud to announce that on 23 May 2018 we achieved Xero Platinum Champion Partner status, joining a select group of 80 other firms Nationwide.  The hard work of all Partners and Staff in reaching this milestone is a credit to each individual and the Firm as a whole. Many of our clients…

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1st June 2018 Fraud

Fraud is a gigantic area which I would never be able to discuss fully in one blog however, after a recent run-in with a fake HMRC line; I did want to make you aware of a few key things to look out for or to be aware of when dealing with possible fraud. It’s important…

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30th May 2018 CITB Levy form requirement

It is the time of year when contractors are being issued with their CITB Levy forms, with a completion deadline of 30 June 2018. For those starting in the construction industry the registration process is easily not realised. For the purpose of the construction industry an employer includes those with subcontractors, and therefore the annual…

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23rd May 2018 HMRC advisory fuel rates for company car users from 1 June

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 June 2018 reflecting the upward trend in forecourt fuel prices for higher emission cars  These rates apply from 1 June 2018 and have increased slightly on the previous quarter rates, for petrol cars with engine of 1400cc or more…

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23rd May 2018 The Journey Begins – Exciting new business opens in St Neots

A lot of our blogs are about rules and regulations, however something that happens often in our world is that we get the fantastic opportunity to be part of a new business venture for one of our clients. Shume Bottle Emporium – is a beer shop specializing in locally brewed beer, cheese, coffee, gin and…

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