Tag Archives: accounts

  1. Do You Need to Submit a Tax Return?

    Many people are not sure if they need to send a tax return to HMRC.  This article gives you advice direct from them but if you are still unsure then please contact Vincent & Co. for a confidential meeting to discuss your personal situation.   You’ll need to send a tax return if, in the…

  2. VAT Returns – Remember to Keep Records

    It’s a basic check that needs to be done every year – reconciling the sales reported on your VAT returns to those in your annual accounts. HMRC will do this, so if there are differences, the tax inspector is likely to ask questions. There are several reasons why the sales reported in your accounts may…

  3. News: Online Petition Against Filing Tax Returns Four Times a Year

    The Daily Telegraph reveals that more than 100,000 small business owners and self-employed workers have joined forces to fight a Government proposal that would force them to file tax returns four times a year instead of annually.

  4. Changes to Dividend Tax Rates

    In the summer Budget there was an announcement about changes to dividend taxes from April 2016. All taxpayers will have a dividend allowance of £5,000 a year at the new tax rate – which is better for many small investors seeking income from their shareholding.

  5. HMRC and Late Filing Penalties – No New News!

    Have you seen the recent news coverage about HMRC cancelling their usually strict £100 penalty if you are late with your tax returns? We need to tell you that this is not new news!

  6. Changes to the Collection of Class 2 NICs from 2015

    Following our policy of keeping you up-to-date with key HMRC news, we have information that there are changes to the collection of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions from the 2015/16 tax year.

  7. Do You Work From Home?

    Do you work from home? Are you aware that you can claim a variety of costs from HMRC? Most people working from home have claimed the £4 per week allowance based on HMRC guidance, but this has now been updated.

  8. Real Time Information – We’re Not Ready!

    HM Revenue & Customs has had to postpone a major overhaul of payroll taxes because small businesses have complained that they’re not ready. Real Time Information or RTI was originally introduced for employers to provide information about tax and National Insurance each time they pay an employee, instead of annually – due in October this…

  9. Will Inheritance Tax Make The Elderly Move Abroad?

    Could UK Inheritance Tax Make The Elderly Move Abroad? We recently informed you about changes to Inheritance Tax rules. We have now uncovered fears that elderly people could be driven overseas by a Government clampdown on the use of trusts to prevent their assets being swallowed up by inheritance tax.

  10. Do you want HMRC to raid your bank account?

    Continuing our mission to keep you updated with the latest from HM Revenue and Customs, we’ve discovered that they will be given powers to access bank accounts, but, thank goodness, not to empty them. It’s been in the news again recently and many businesses are seriously concerned. New powers allowing HMRC to raid bank accounts…

  11. How To Double Your Inheritance Tax Relief

    If you leave your business to your spouse in your will to keep it in the family, this is IHT free, but there is a way to double this relief. If you own all or part of a business you can transfer this to anyone in your will while you are alive as long as…

  12. When Is A Structure Not A Building?

    The cost of providing a shelter for employees who smoke can be high – but can you claim a tax deduction for this? It all depends on whether this structure is a building or a piece of fixed equipment. Accountants sometimes struggle with this! If it has four walls and a roof then it’s a…