Norwich  01603 766078  |  Aylsham  01263 735284 |  Lowestoft  01502 531100 |  London  020 374 01857

What’s happening?

Here you can keep up to date with our latest news, as well as the latest goings-on in the world of accounting.

HMRC has published a news release to remind you that there is now less than 100 days to file your 2018-19 tax return. Last year over 11.5 million taxpayers were required to complete a Self-Assessment tax return but over 700,000 taxpayers missed the d... Read More

You can have tax underpayments collected via an adjustment to your PAYE tax code, provided you are in employment or in receipt of a UK-based pension. The coding adjustment applies to certain debts such as Self-Assessment liabilities, t... Read More

Sajid Javid has cancelled the Budget that was due to be presented to Parliament 6th November. As the UK will not be leaving the EU at the end of this month and as Boris Johnson is proposing a general election on 12th December, both of these events h... Read More

What happens if your bank becomes insolvent and you stand to lose any funds deposited? The bank deposit guarantee limit is the amount of money that is guaranteed, for savers in UK banks and building societies, should the institution become insolvent... Read More

Under certain circumstances, companies (including non-resident companies trading from a branch or agency in the UK and local authorities) can have a duty to deduct tax in connection with certain payments. In effect the company accounts for all or par... Read More

A Close Company is broadly defined as a company that is controlled by: five or fewer participators or any number of participators who are also directors or where more than half the assets of which would be distributed to five or fewer participat... Read More

Since April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold need to keep digital records for VAT purposes using the Making Tax Digital (MTD) protocols. This means that businesses must keep their records digitally (for VAT purp... Read More

If you run a construction business and secure the services of sub-contractors, or if you are a building sub-contractor, you will need to comply with a special set of tax rules collectively known as the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). ... Read More

A lump sum payment can sometimes be made in lieu of all or part of an employee’s salary, wage, commission or other amounts to which they are entitled by virtue of their employment. Under these circumstances, the lump sum payments are taxable as... Read More

HM Treasury has announced the trial launch of a new PrizeSaver account with participating credit unions. The new account was launched as part of the International Credit Union Day. Eligible savers who open the new account can win up to £5,000 a... Read More

There are a number of options if you find yourself in disagreement with a tax decision issued by HMRC. As a first step, it is usually possible to make an appeal against a tax decision. There is normally a 30-day deadline for making a claim, so time i... Read More

The 2018-19 tax return deadline for submitting your paper Self-Assessment returns is 31 October 2019. Late submission of a Self-Assessment return will trigger a £100 late filing penalty. The penalty usually applies even if there is no liab... Read More