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23rd June 2022 Changes to National Insurance

In April 2022 we saw Employee’s National Insurance Contributions increase by 1.25% from 12% to 13.25%, as part of the Governments Health and Social Care levy. Employer’s National insurance also increased from 13.8% to 15%. From April 2023, the health and social care levy will be paid separately to National Insurance and become a tax…

7th June 2022 Virtual Finance Officer: Outsource your book-keeping to us

Following the increase in use of cloud accounting software’s like Xero, QuickBooks and Sage over the past few years, businesses have never been better positioned to look to outsource their accounting function.  For all businesses, getting the accounting function working efficiently can be challenging, as you will need potentially different people with different skills: someone…

25th May 2022 A Grim Reap?

We work hard to improve our lot and most of us hope that our loved ones will reap some benefit from our endeavours. But assuming that we don’t manage to spend all the fruits of our labours, the taxman is lurking. And he will take a sizeable chunk if we don’t plan sensibly.   The…

16th May 2022 e-Commerce: Are you finding keeping your business’s records a nightmare?

Understanding how to account for your business’s transactions with online selling platforms can be complicated. Ensuring that you are submitting the correct information to HMRC can be tricky as not all platforms have the same VAT treatment.   A2X could make your life easier by saving you time and headaches from the complex world of…

8th April 2022 Basis period reform

From the 2024/25 tax year, HMRC are looking to tax profits of unincorporated businesses on a tax year basis, rather than on the accounting year (or period) basis, effectively removing the current basis period rules.   Therefore, any unincorporated businesses without a 31 March or 5 April year end will be affected by these changes.…

6th April 2022 2022-23 Tax Rates

Summary of tax rates, allowances, etc, for the new tax year, as announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP, plus a brief commentary from our tax group: Whitings LLP tax card 2022

23rd March 2022 Shielding you during an HMRC Investigation – Our Tax Enquiry and Investigation Service

HMRC police the tax system by investigating the accuracy of tax returns, VAT returns, payroll, etc via targeted, or random, tax enquiries. With a budget deficit of over £355 billion we fully expect HMRC to raise more enquiries this year to increase tax revenues. You will want to be in a position to ensure that…

8th March 2022 Making Tax Digital: Getting self-employed businesses and landlords ready

The next stages of the MTD roll-out, which will affect self-employed traders and landlords with annual income over £10k, is scheduled for 6 April 2024.   Below is Whitings MTD Group’s sixth issue edition of our Making Tax Digital newsletter and what could be the most revolutionary stage of Making Tax Digital – MTD for…

4th March 2022 Apr-22 MTD VAT Changes – Are you prepared?

From 1st April 2022, every VAT registered business will be required to file their VAT returns digitally through HMRC’s Making Tax Digital system.   This means all VAT registered businesses, regardless of their level of turnover, which hadn’t previously been submitting their VAT returns to HMRC via MTD compliant software, will now be required to…

1st March 2022 Inheritance tax and the increase in property prices

While you may be pleased that the value of your home is increasing, it may also mean that you need to consider the effect that the increased value may have on Inheritance Tax.   The number of people being caught by Inheritance Tax has increased by over 35% within the last year, mainly due to…