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Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

Helpful tips that every small business owner should know about. Accounting can be alien to many new and existing small business owners. It’s the side of owning your business that most people hate, managing books, finances, tax, VAT – it’s a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be… With a little discipline and a good system […]

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HMRC’s Negligence Regarding Incorrectly Filled Tax Returns

Millions left in the dark regarding their tax returns, PAYE slips and other financial documents due to unanswered HMRC phone calls In the first half of the year, the HMRC were only able to successfully answer half of all calls made to them. With 39pc of inquiries dealt with within five minutes. As a result, […]

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Budget Deficit is Narrowing after Boost from Duties and Taxes

The public sector budget deficit in Britain was helped by lower interest bills on the government debt as well as a decrease in Whitehall spending in April. The Office for National Statistics recently said that government borrowing was down almost 27 percent at £6.8b from the previous year. The budget deficit is narrowing which gives […]

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Annual Tax Returns will be Phased out in the UK in Within the Next Five Years

George Osborne, Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer recently announced on March 18 during his Budget 2015 speech, that annual tax returns will be phased out within five years. Instead, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) the United Kingdom’s tax regulator, will be making it much easier for a new company to register and sign up for […]

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The UK will be Increasing Fines for Tax Evaders

The UK will soon be increasing penalties for those failing to pay taxes due on money in offshore banks, and will also be levying large fines on companies who try to evade taxes, along with those who help them. These new plans come as a response to the controversy caused by disclosures that HSBC had […]

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UK Government rejects higher Diesel Tax to deal with Pollution

The British government has rejected the idea of raising taxes on diesel vehicles in order to reduce air pollution. Britain has been consistently failing to meet the European Union limits on nitrogen dioxide-produced by diesel engines. Nitrogen dioxide and diesel particular matter is especially harmful to respiratory systems. The parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee published a […]

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David Cameron promises sweeping tax reforms

During a well-received speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, David Cameron has promised a personal income tax allowance for £12,500, and to raise the 40p tax threshold to £50,000. The Prime Minister said that the move would mean that most minimum wage workers would pay no tax whatsoever. Some 30 million taxpayers would […]

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HMRC ‘should be banned from misleading Parliament’

HMRC has been accused of misleading Parliament, its MPs and the public after it inaccurately suggested it was collecting billions of pounds in extra taxes. One expert, Sir Andrew Dilnot, wants the taxman to be banned from confirming how much revenue it collects in the wake of the scandal. In the 2011/12 tax year, as […]

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By 2033, one in three of us will pay 40p tax rate

The income tax paid by one in three Britons – including public-sector workers such as teachers and nurses – could end up in the higher rate in the next 20 years, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. In its latest forecast, the OBR said that more than 9 million people could be landed with […]

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HMRC boss defends her £20,000 bonus

Bonuses at HM Revenue & Customs have fallen under scrutiny – after its chief executive pocketed an extra £20,000 despite a massive error which saw the taxman drastically overestimate the extra revenue it had collected. Lin Homer has insisted that she deserves the bonus, even though she already earns a salary estimated at £185,000. Many […]

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