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Budget 2013

March 21st, 2013

Following George Osborne’s Budget announcement, Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY gives an overview of the key points. Please click the link below to view the PDF document. The Budget 2013 If you have any queries or require further clarification on any of these areas, please contact Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY on 0161 7032500 or […]


HMRC’s Dispute Resolution to Continue

March 1st, 2013

HMRC has announced it will continue to run its “Alternative Dispute Resolution Service” (ADR). ADR was initially set up as a two-year pilot scheme for SME’s (small to medium sized businesses), to settle any disagreements following compliance checks carried out by HMRC. As part of the service, a business or individual is allocated an independent mediator […]


Government Cracks Down on Isle of Man Accounts

The Government has formed an agreement with the Isle of Man to crack down on individuals who try to hide their money offshore. The agreement is part of the Government’s offshore anti-evasion strategy and follows agreements previously made with the US and last month with Switzerland. Under the agreement, a disclosure facility will be set […]


Direct Sellers Have One Week to Settle Tax Bills

February 22nd, 2013

Individuals who sell directly to customers and take commission on sales have just one week left to come forward to HMRC and pay any tax they have outstanding. Direct selling consists of selling directly to customers without the need of a shop and taking commission on sales. It can include demonstrating a product in a […]


Is Your Tax Return Over 12 Months Late?

February 1st, 2013

If you are yet to complete a self assessment return that was due for submission to HMRC by 31st January 2012, you will now face additional penalties from HMRC. The penalties are effective from 1st February 2013 and are relevant to individuals who are yet to complete a 2010/2011 self assessment tax return and make […]


HMRC VAT Returns Campaign

January 16th, 2013

HMRC will target businesses with outstanding VAT returns as part of their latest campaign. The campaign is aimed at business that have one or more VAT return outstanding and as many as 50,000 businesses are expected to be chased by HMRC. These businesses will be given the opportunity to complete any outstanding VAT returns by […]


HMRC Mobile Tax Calculator App

January 11th, 2013

Did you know that HMRC has released a mobile tax calculator app? Introduced in May 2012, the app allows individuals to work out the amount of tax they pay and how the Government spends it. The app was set up as part of a Government initiative to make the tax system more transparent and to […]


Caravan VAT Rules are Changing

January 4th, 2013

DEBBIE THORN advises caravan manufacturers, distributors and caravan park owners on forthcoming new VAT rules… This year, the VAT rules on static holiday caravans are changing. From 6 April, the zero-rating of VAT is being withdrawn and will be replaced with a 5% reduced rate. This new legislation applies to static holiday caravans only and […]


Child Benefit Changes

December 19th, 2012

Paul Brides discusses changes to Child Benefit rules, due to come in to effect on 7th January 2013. Child Benefit is currently a tax free payment made available to married couples, civil partnerships and single partnerships as well as certain other eligible adults, regardless of the amount of their annual income. Parents can claim for […]


Autumn Statement 2012

December 6th, 2012

Group Tax Director GILL MOLLOY comments on George Osborne’s Autumn Statement… Despite a speech that lasted no more than 50 minutes, the actual Autumn Statement detail is expected to be quite lengthy. There may be a number of amendments or proposals, the impacts of which will not be fully appreciated for a few weeks to […]


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