Business Tax

With many different pieces of legislation and HMRC practice notes being relevant, businesses need to fully understand the statutory tax administration and payment requirements placed upon them. We can advise on:

Agreeing your business tax liabilities with HMRC is principally achieved by completing and submitting the relevant ‘self assessment’ tax return.  Clients who are fearful that this ‘disclosure’ may be investigated by HMRC may wish to consider taking out our tax investigation insurance.
Understanding this complicated business tax system and paying the correct (minimum) amount of tax, at the correct time, through the correct mechanism, is what most clients seek. Speak to our tax technicians and put your mind at ease. We will also seek to identify means to reduce your business tax liabilities.

Our Tax Group Commentary on Business Tax Aspects of:

2017: Spring Budget
2016: Autumn Statement | Spring Budget
2015: Autumn Statement | Summer Budget | Spring Budget

2014: Autumn Statement | Budget 

2013: Autumn Statement | Budget

2012: Autumn Statement | Budget

2011: Autumn Statement | Budget

Our Tax Group “A Brief Guide to...” Publications:



 
Latest Blogs in Business Tax
 
Jodie Tarbin
17th August 2017 Common Tax Errors Landlords Make

  HMRC have a Let Property Campaign to try to encourage landlords who have not previously declared their taxable income and gains to come forward as soon as possible, in order to bring their tax affairs up to date. The let property campaign is aimed at individual landlords with residential property in the UK or…

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Jodie Tarbin
10th August 2017 HMRC’s latest update confirms acceptance of tax calculations from agents

  HMRC’s latest Agent Update announces their plan to withdraw paper copies of the SA302 (for mortgage application purposes) for taxpayers whose self-assessment tax returns are submitted by an agent.  This will take effect from 4 September 2017. To date we have been calling HMRC in order to obtain a paper copy of a client’s…

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Barbara Nicholas
10th August 2017 HMRC scam alert

  A number of our clients have been on the receiving end of bogus calls/emails purporting to be from HMRC – either threatening legal action for unpaid taxes or offering refunds. Our experience is that these can be very well drafted and the telephone scams in particular have fooled a couple of our clients, one…

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Richard Alecock
10th July 2017 Pros and cons of using limited companies for buy to let properties

Following the announcement to cut tax relief for landlords from April 2017, setting up a limited company to purchase investment properties has been suggested as one way to ease the burden of tax. Whilst the legal transaction is essentially the same whether an individual or a company is purchasing the buy- to- let properties, there…

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Jeannette Hume
5th June 2017 R&D Claims: Is HMRC advance assurance a good idea?

In a bid to give companies more certainty over whether or not their R&D claim will be successful, HMRC introduced an advance assurance process in November 2015. If you pass this new test, HMRC will agree not to enquire into your R&D claims for the first 3 accounting periods of claiming this relief. So is…

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Amanda Newman
1st June 2017 Making Tax Digital –Standard Chart of Accounts

For some clients making tax digital is now start to loom with them needing to commence quarterly returns in less than twelve months. With this in mind, they may be looking to set up new software programmes in preparation. But where do you start with the headings to use in your accounts? HMRC have stated…

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