Richard Alecock (Accountants Mildenhall)

Born and bred in Mildenhall, Richard joined the firm in 1986.

He is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. Richard is responsible for the management of the Mildenhall Office and is an Associate of the Firm. He is a member of various groups across the firm including the Farming, Tax, Property and Business Development groups. He also has a wealth of experience in dealing with sole trader, partnership and corporate businesses, encompassing personal tax and tax planning services.

Richard is an advocate for local business and is a Trustee and Treasurer of various local Charities.

Richard is married with 5 children and has recently become a grandparent. Richard has taken up running and 2023 he hopes will see him compete in various half marathons!

My Latest Blogs
5th March 2024 HMRC Self Assessment Tax Return Statistics 2023

778,068 beat the clock to complete their Self Assessment tax returns on 31 January 2024!   HMRC have released their Self Assessment 2023 facts and figures: 12,187,811 Self Assessment tax returns were issued to tax payers 11,581,962 expected tax returns were received by 31 January (95% of returns expected) An estimated 1.1 million customers missed…

12th January 2024 HMRC Interest Rates & ‘Time To Pay’: Self Assessment

The forthcoming Self Assessment payment date of 31st January 2024 is looming. HMRC last increased the late payment and repayment interest rates on 22nd August 2023 and this applies to the main taxes and duties that HMRC currently charges and pays interest as follows:   Late payment interest rate — 7.75%   Repayment interest rate — 4.25%…

1st December 2023 30 December: Self Assessment Deadline!

Don’t forget the 30 December Self Assessment Deadline!   If you want HMRC to automatically collect tax you owe from your wages and pension you need to submit your tax return online by 30 December and if so you are able to pay your Self Assessment bill through your PAYE tax code as long as all these apply:  …

1st November 2023 Paper Self-Assessment Tax Return: Deadline?

The deadline for filing a paper Self-Assessment Tax Return (SATR) was midnight on 31st October.   If you were planning on filing your SATR in paper form but missed the deadline, don’t worry as you can still file online.   You’re not alone in filing your return digitally. Here at Whitings almost 100% of our…

30th September 2023 Paper Self-Assessment Tax Return Deadline – One Month Away

There is now just one month before the self-assessment (SA) deadline for filing your Self Assessment Tax Return in paper form.   If you’re doing a paper tax return, you must submit it by midnight 31 October 2023.   Here at Whitings almost 100% of our client’s Self Assessment Tax Returns are filed online with HM…

15th September 2023 5-Oct: Self-Assessment (SA) Registration Deadline

There is now less than a calendar month before the self-assessment (SA) deadline for registering with HMRC (5 October 2023). Do not delay – register today!   If you are not sure if you need to file an SA tax return, did you, between 6 April 2022 and 5 April 2023: Commence working for yourself…

11th April 2023 VAT DIY Housebuilders Scheme: Deadline to be extended

Are you building a new home in which you will live?   Perhaps converting an existing building into a home?   You may be able to get the VAT back – you don’t even need to be VAT registered!   When you purchase a brand new house from a property developer you will not be…

31st March 2023 50 Years of VAT!

On 1st April 2023, VAT celebrates its 50th anniversary since it was first introduced in 1973. VAT is a tax placed on a product or service at each stage of its production and distribution. VAT is an important source of revenue for the Government.   The History of VAT VAT was first introduced in France,…

2nd March 2023 Self Assessment 2023 Facts and Figures

HMRC have released their Self Assessment 2023 facts and figures : 12,060,872 Self Assessment tax returns were issued to tax payers 11,399,465 expected tax returns were received by 31 January (94.5% of returns expected) an estimated 600,000 customers missed the deadline 10,965,993 returns were filed online (96.2% of tax returns)   Those who have missed…

28th February 2023 2021/22 Self Assessment Unpaid Tax & surcharges

If you cannot pay your Self Assessment tax bill that was due for payment on 31st January 2023 and need help you should contact HMRC as soon as possible.   For Self Assessment, you may be able to set up a payment plan online. This will enable you to pay your Self Assessment tax bill in instalments without…