Latest Blogs in Business Tax
Richard Alecock
20th October 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…

Richard Alecock
4th October 2016 MTD Progress Report

Making Tax Digital: Are you prepared? As HMRC further consults over their 4 year plan to digitise the tax system, our Tax Group briefs clients on some of the issues: Autumn 2016 Update

Richard Alecock
4th October 2016 MTD Progress Report

Making Tax Digital: Are you prepared? As HMRC further consults over their 4 year plan to digitise the tax system, our Tax Group briefs clients on some of the issues:

Paul Jefferson
29th September 2016 VAT Recovery

VAT on Motor Car Purchase: When is recovery of blocked VAT unblocked? A recent tax tribunal case has brought some good news for businesses purchasing cars for business use and provided some clarification to the restrictions and requirements to qualify. Historically it has proven difficult to satisfy HMRC of their intention to not make motor cars…

Vanessa Pearson
21st September 2016 Trading Medium

Sole Trader or Limited Company: Which business structure is best for you? The answer has implications beyond those relating to tax and depends on your situation. This decision has become even more crucial with the change of taxation of dividends from 2016/17 onwards. If you expect profits to exceed approximately £30k pa, it may be…

Richard Alecock
31st August 2016 New Tax Administration Systems

Making Tax Digital (MTD) and BREXIT: Calls for more exemptions. The MTD consultation documents issued by HMRC on 15th August included an exemption from the proposals for quarterly digital reporting for small businesses and landlords with income below £10,000. This has prompted calls from interested parties for further concessions including an increase in the exemption…

Jason Jones
12th August 2016 CIS Administration

Builders: Problems obtaining CIS refunds from HMRC ? Over recent years many limited company subcontractors working in the construction industry have experienced problems and delays in obtaining their CIS refunds from HMRC, due records not matching, i.e. the contractor who made the deduction has not correctly reported this on their monthly CIS returns. Subcontractors who…

Philip Peters
10th August 2016 Distributions on a company winding-up

In the Budget earlier this year the Chancellor announced that there would be a new rule aimed at stopping tax avoidance when a limited company is wound up and funds are distributed to the shareholders. Where certain conditions are met, the distribution will be treated as income in the hands of the shareholders rather than…

Paul Jefferson
16th June 2016 Flat Rate Sector

Contractors: Don’t pay too much flat rate VAT. Just three weeks ago it was reported that the VAT flat rate scheme guidance was flawed. The ATT had highlighted that HMRC’s practice was costing traders, as they were forced to pay more VAT to HMRC under the flat rate scheme than the law required. HMRC has…

Barbara Nicholas
5th April 2016 Business Asset Roll-over Relief

HMRC: Roll-over on farm cottages. Are farm cottages owned by a farming company and occupied by farm workers business property for capital gains tax roll-over relief purposes? It was held in the case of Anderton v Lamb that property occupied by partners in a farming partnership were not. In order to qualify for relief, farm…