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...

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...

VAT – Direct Debit Payment “Teething Issues”

This is an important note for businesses which recently migrated to Making Tax Digital. It appears that there have been some errors in the way HMRC is collecting VAT payments since the move to MTD. When your company moved over to MTD, HMRC will have contacted your...

Self Assessment – July 2019 Payments on Account

Second payments on account for the year ended 5 April 2019 are due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2019. Unfortunately, due to a glitch in the HMRC statements system, you may not receive a demand from HMRC for the payment.  HMRC had a similar problem in 2018, but we...

GDPR Regulations

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and its primary aim was to give control to individuals over their personal data. If any business breaches these regulations, they can be fined up to €20 million or up to 4% of the annual...