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How will the general election affect your taxes?

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With the general election set to take place on 12th December 2019, it is important to consider the tax implications of each party’s manifesto:     Conservatives Raise the National Living Wage. The Tories have stated their intention to raise … Continue reading

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Self-Assessment Tax Return: Document checklist for 2018-19

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Employment (all employment from 06/04/18 – 05/04/19) P60 or P45 showing gross salary, tax deducted by PAYE, and student loan deductions. If applicable, an employer’s P11D, showing all benefits. A list of any tax-deductible expenses e.g. professional subscriptions, travel expenses … Continue reading

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A top 10 countdown of the worst excuses given to HMRC for late tax returns

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With a fast-approaching due date for Self-Assessment Tax Returns, some taxpayers can find themselves struggling to file their return on time. For many there is a genuine reason that they are struggling to meet the 31st January deadline. For others, … Continue reading

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Plans To Raise The UK’s Minimum Wage To The Highest In The Developed World

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During September, chancellor Sajid Javid announced plans to raise the minimum wage over the next five years to the highest level in the developed world. In his speech at the Conservatory Party Conference, he not only pledged to raise the … Continue reading

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Important Dates For Companies

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Limited companies have a multitude of regulations that they are legally obliged to follow. On top of correctly paying their taxes on time, there are several filing deadlines that they are expected to meet under threat of penalties (and potentially … Continue reading

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April 2019: Employer Bulletin

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HMRC publishes their employer bulletin on a bi-monthly basis, with the intent of giving employers the latest information on issues which are likely to affect them. Below are a few summaries of articles included in the employer bulletin:   Reporting … Continue reading

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Tax-Free Childcare

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Working parents, including the self-employed, have access to a government scheme called Tax-Free Childcare. If you have children aged 0-11, you could get up to £2,000 per child, per year towards qualifying childcare. If your child is disabled this increases … Continue reading

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Important Dates For The Self-Employed

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Amidst our busy lives, it can be hard to keep track of all the yearly deadlines set by HMRC. We have therefore compiled a list of key dates for the 2018/2019 tax year: 31st January 2019 – This is the … Continue reading

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