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New Audit Report Standard from the FRC

The Financial reporting watchdog has recently issued a new and revised auditing standard. The watchdog claims that the new standard will improve transparency in the industry due to the fact that it will increase the amount of communication with investors. Board engagement was a primary suspect in the changes. The FRC now requires all boards […]

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New technology identifies susceptible sectors

The self-assessment deadline may have been and gone, but the taxman has announced that they have new technology which can indicate which sectors are most likely to have filled in their self-assessment incorrectly. This is done by looking at patterns throughout the economy, and then determining susceptibilities. For example, one area that could be under […]

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HMRC has food for thought

HMRC are beginning to launch specific tax crackdowns in certain regions and in particular industries. One example reported recently was that East Anglia fast food companies may be subject to more rigorous checks. In this particular instance, up to 5 million could be added to the Treasury's funds, contributing to the 7 billion in annual […]

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Could glitches be on the way for HMRC?

New reform for Pay As You Earn – also known as PAYE – is on the way, but HM Revenue and Customs are expecting that there will be technological hiccups along the way. The changes towards submitting information in real-time is one of the biggest reforms that the taxman has introduced in decades. The reason […]

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Will income tax rise by 3%?

The government is continuing to cut in order to eliminate the budget deficit, but these falls in spending are also coupled with rises in income tax to boost the revenue which the Treasury receives. It is estimated that £12.5 billion of extra tax revenue will be needed in order to ensure that the government can […]

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HMRC to move away from premium numbers

With many people waiting for many minutes – and in some cases hours – to get through to a customer services representative at HMRC – there has been widespread anger that the company which provides telephone services for the taxman has been making hundreds of thousands of pounds because of how 0845 numbers are used. […]

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Are you ready for PAYE changes?

SMEs Have Less Than 2 Months Until PAYE Changes HMRC is implementing massive changes to how small businesses report PAYE earnings, and companies have less than two months to prepare. From April – the start of the new tax year – real-time reporting on Pay As You Earn will be needed, even if the SMEs […]

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Making online self-assessments a hassle-free experience

Accountants are there to take the stress out of self-assessments. In addition, there are ways that you can make the process of crunching the numbers easy for yourself throughout the year. You might want to make sure you start work well before the January 31 deadline for online submissions. Getting everything to your accountant early […]

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The big question: Should young part-time workers pay tax?

The summer has been and gone, but The Independent certainly has an interesting story – a company who rejected a 15-year-old boy’s application for part-time work because he hadn’t paid tax on his previous earnings. Even though the company may have been a bit strict, one of the biggest issues that face small businesses is […]

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Make sure you pay your taxes, HMRC closes in

HMRC has revealed interesting new figures which show growth in the revenue they have recouped from people who have tried to avoid or evade tax. In the past 12 months, the total sum of the money claimed towards government coffers stood at £21 billion. When compared with the figures from 2005 – £6.9 billion – […]

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