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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…

4th February 2022 Xero: How to reconcile your bank

Reconciling your bank account is an important task in managing your businesses finances. This is because, by doing this we are making sure that all business transactions are being recorded and more importantly, you can identify any unusual transactions that may be taking place in your company. Xero has a feature in which you can…

6th December 2021 How to set up a bank account in Xero

One of the first things you will need to do when starting to use Xero is to connect your bank accounts, this is a relatively simple step by step process.   Step 1: Go to the accounting menu on the top blue ribbon bar and select bank accounts.   Step 2: Click add bank account…

26th November 2021 XERO: User roles and permissions

For businesses that require staff to have access to their Xero but do not want their employees to be able to view all details of their business there are different permissions and roles you can allocate to different users.   Roles Adviser- This role is the highest role you can give someone; therefore, it includes…

10th November 2021 Which Xero package is right for me?

If you’ve never used a cloud software before coming to a decision on what package to choose can be quite daunting. Well, in this blog I am going to summarise what different packages are available and tell you what each package does and also, what it doesn’t do.   There are three packages that Xero…

23rd September 2021 MTD Delay

Making tax digital (MTD) for income tax is being delayed, originally due to come in from 6 April 2023 this has now been delayed. New proposed timetable: 6 April 2024: MTD for individual landlords with >£10k pa of rental income. 6 April 2025: MTD for general partnerships. No sooner than 2026: MTD for corporation tax.…

10th September 2021 MTD: Eight out of Ten Cats

A recent publication has quoted a survey suggesting that 8 out of 10 plumbers are at risk of penalties when the impending Making Tax Digital rules are enforced.   Half this number is quoted as being unaware of the impending changes. Although the rules do not bite until April 2023 it is a brave tax…

14th July 2021 Accounts Basis Period Reform – Consultation

Under current rules, businesses draw up annual accounts to the same date each year. The profit/loss for the tax year is usually the profit/loss for the year to the accounting date – called the basis period.  Tax is paid on profits earned in the basis period ending in the tax year in question.   However,…

24th March 2021 Making Tax Digital – the next steps

Our MTD Group have produced Issue 5 of their newsletter giving details of Making Tax Digital (MTD) as it continues.   So if you are unsure of what to do next, our newsletter has information and advice how to proceed.  Don’t delay however as penalties will be introduced if submission deadlines are missed.   Making…