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22nd October 2021 UK holiday lettings – make sure bring your affairs are up to date

If you own a UK holiday let are you declaring your rental profits to HMRC? If not time may be running out to make a voluntary disclosure of past profits.   HMRC has the power to request information, or documents, from third parties such as holiday booking sites; as well as being able to search…

21st October 2021 Invitation: Whitings Farming Seminar

We are pleased to announce that our Annual Farming Seminar this year will be held virtually, on 3rd November 2021 at 10.30am.   This is in collaboration with Sebastien Mallet, CEO of ODA UK.   Agenda 10.30 Welcome from Chairman, Andrew Band 10.45 Sebastien Mallet, ODA – UK & World grain and oilseeds price perspective…

20th October 2021 Xero – Assigning Bills to Customers

You can now assign bills to customers in Xero!   This makes it easier to allocate expenses occurred during a job to the correct customer.   Perfect for Estate Agents, event planners and more.   When creating a bill to pay onto Xero there is an option to ‘assign the bill to a customer’. You…

20th October 2021 Minimising Your IHT Exposure

As Benjamin Franklin once said; the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. Although it’s a sombre subject, it is important to put in place the right planning so that when we are hit by one, we can avoid the other. We want to ensure we are able to leave as much of…

19th October 2021 VAT Registration

A business must compulsorily register for VAT if taxable 12 month turnover exceeds £85,000. They can voluntarily register for VAT as soon as they start trading, providing they expect to make taxable supplies in the future.   Businesses that provide to other businesses may choose to register for VAT voluntarily before the registration threshold is…

13th October 2021 VAT DIY Scheme: HMRC update list of allowable expenses

There has been some controversy on claims made on DIY building schemes. HMRC have updated their guidance on goods and services that can be claimed under the VAT DIY Housebuilders’ Scheme.   The list is extensive and gives an ABC of items that are allowed, from Agas to woodworm treatment – but there’s a catch,…

13th October 2021 Look out! Sage 50cloud Accounts v28 update

From Monday 18th October 2021, clients using Sage50 Accounts will be sent a software update for version 28.   Some of the new features of the software:   New – customisable business dashboard showing you key business information, without the need to run numerous reports New – access the Sage 50cloud Accounts Help Centre directly…

8th October 2021 Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme Did you know there is a grant available from the Government to hire young people for 6-month placements? It provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit. The Kickstart Scheme covers 100% of National Minimum Wage and offers six-month jobs for 25 hours per week for young…

8th October 2021 27th Oct: Budget day announced

HM Treasury has announced that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the Autumn 2021 Budget on Wednesday 27 October.   On 7 September the Chancellor launched Spending Review 2021, which will conclude on 27 October and will be presented alongside the Autumn Budget. The Spending Review will outline government departments’ resource and capital budgets from 2022/23…

8th October 2021 Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) – Maximising tax relief

The chance to take advantage of the generous temporary uplift in the AIA annual limit of £1,000,000 is coming to an end when it is due to revert to £200,000 from 1 January 2022.   It is a perfect time to plan to capitalise on claiming 100% tax relief on qualifying purchases without getting caught…