Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Ben Kilby
8th December 2012 VAT Returns

VAT Returns – Compulsory online filing has benefits It has now been nearly nine months since HM Revenue & Customs have stipulated that all VAT registered businesses should file their VAT returns online, apart from a number who are exempt. But some may say, what are the benefits of VAT online? 1. Security – all…

Ian Piper
24th January 2012 Company Pre Year End Planning

Reviewing business financial performance just before the year end, then taking actions to influence how the year end results will look, should be a key element of the annual financial management routine for larger more pro-active businesses. Although tax mitigation is usually the key aim of most company directors performing this task, they should not…

Ian Piper
24th January 2012 Top 10 Tax Elections to Minimise Tax

Examples of the most helpful and generous tax elections and claims include: s222(5a) TCGA 1992 (Nomination of main residence) This capital gains tax election, often referred to as ‘flipping’, enables taxpayers, who own and reside in more than one home, to inform HMRC which of these homes is their principal private residence. For those who…

Vanessa Pearson
24th January 2010 Continually Minimise IR35 Risk

We can assist in this process, by reviewing your current contractual terms and working practices, to assess “IR35 tax risk” and then suggest improvements. HMRC provide an online tool to assess your employment status: Employment Status Tool The following badges of trade are some of the factors HM Revenue & Customs would use in assessing…