Retail

The UK’s service sector has seen strong growth in this post industrial era. Recent years, however, have been difficult for those in the Retail, as the recession and internet shopping have  presented fresh challenges.

We have identified this sector as one where we have particular experience and expertise. Retail clients will usually be particularly interested in:

Compliance Services

Outsourced Services

Advisory Services

  • Protecting valuable assets and your personal wealth from potential insolvency,
  • Pro-active business and personal tax, finance and structure advice,

Meeting with one of our partners or managers for a free initial consultation should be your starting point. This will enable you to explain your circumstances to us and identify the areas in which you require assistance.

Client Review

Whitings have looked after our shop business for many years, helping with payroll, VAT and general taxes. They always have an eye on improving the business for the future.



 
Latest Blogs in Retail
 
Jodie Tarbin
16th Aug 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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Richard Alecock
10th Jul 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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Jodie Tarbin
29th Mar 2017 Tax Relief Restriction

Buy-to-let Mortgages: Tax relief restrictions soon to commence. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) issued a press release today reminding residential property landlords that the first phase of the restriction of tax relief for mortgage interest commences in April. The change means that finance costs (including mortgage interest) will no longer be deductible in full…

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Richard Alecock
5th Mar 2017 MTD Update

Making Tax Digital: or Making Tax Difficult? Our MTD team look at a general update on MTD, Landlords, Timelines and Deadlines, Third Party Data, Bridging the Digital Gap, Unincorporated Businesses and ‘are you ready?’: Full Newsletter Blog entry by: Catherine Hubbard.

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Richard Alecock
24th Feb 2017 MTD Update

MTD: Revenue hold firm. HMRC have published their long awaited response to the making tax digital (MTD) consultation documents.  In essence the original timeline as detailed in the consultation documents remains unchanged, with the first taxpayers being affected by MTD from April 2018. Therefore for those businesses with an accounting year end of 5 April and…

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Richard Alecock
22nd Feb 2017 MTD & VAT

MTD: Merging with VAT returns. As part of Making Tax Digital for Business, those unincorporated businesses who are also VAT registered will have to submit their VAT data through a digital software package from April 2019, rather than by using HMRC’s online portal. This will hit those businesses who do not currently use an accounting…

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Paul Jefferson
1st Feb 2017 VAT on Self-Builds

DIY Builder VAT Reclaims:  Get the detail right. A recent tax tribunal case highlighted the point of completion of a new build project in relation to DIY builder VAT claims. It noted that it is not necessarily the date on the Certificate of Completion which represents a building project as being finished. The Certificate can…

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Barbara Nicholas
27th Oct 2016 New Tenant Tax

The “Axe the Tenant Tax” Group is a crowd-funded coalition of individuals and organisations supported by Cherie Blair and representing over 150,000 landlords. The group are campaigning for a judicial review hearing of the legislation in the summer 2015 Finance Act that seeks to restrict tax relief for finance costs borne by residential landlords. In some cases, the workings of the legislation will result in landlords having to pay more tax than their rental profit.

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Richard Alecock
20th Oct 2016 HMRC Consultation Update

Making Tax Digital: 6 tax returns required each year! HMRC’s 6 Making Tax Digital consultation documents have been open for review and comment for several weeks now. As time has passed, it has become ever more apparent that there are enormous changes ahead for all taxpayers affected; initially the self-employed and landlords. Further review of the documents…

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Richard Alecock
19th Aug 2016 Making Tax Digital – Property Investors

Small Buy-to-let Landlords: HMRC offers simplified tax rules. HMRC’s 12-week consultation into Making Tax Digital (MTD) published 15th August focuses on one of the measures aimed at simplifying the tax rules for unincorporated property businesses, giving landlords the choice to use the simplified cash basis, currently only available to some unincorporated traders. Landlords with annual business income below £10,000 will not be required to keep their business records digitally or provide quarterly updates to HMRC, but they will still be able to use the optional cash basis. Through using the cash basis, the move towards quarterly updates required by MTD would become more straightforward, giving landlords additional flexibility.

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