Warning about scams issued by HMRC

There have been reports of another surge of emails, phonecalls and text messages from scammers masquerading as HMRC. They may contain an email address or a phone number which looks very similar to the HMRC ones – but don’t be fooled.  HOWEVER – there...

Electric Cars – Update

Changes are being made to the way benefit in kind taxes are charged on electric cars with effect from April 2020 which will make company ownership of electric cars highly beneficial from a purely tax perspective. In short, a company can obtain 100% tax relief on the...

NHS Pensions ‘Tax Trap’

Following representations from a number of bodies, and as a result of a steep increase in waiting list times, the government has announced that it plans to review the pension rules which are causing a crisis in the NHS, just weeks after ruling out any discussions....

Construction Industry – VAT Domestic Reverse Charge

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES WORKING IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR The introduction of the Domestic Reverse Charge (“DRC”) for construction services will come into force on 1 October 2019 and we want to make sure all our clients are ready for the changes as there...

DOES THE VAT MAN OWE YOU SOMETHING?

Imagine getting a cheque for £160,000 from HMRC!   Value Added Tax (VAT) is an extremely complex tax.  Even the most experienced bookkeepers can and do make serious errors – particularly if they are dealing with the more complicated areas of VAT. We undertake...