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Married Couple’s Allowance Flop

The tax break that was introduced with the intention of helping four million married couples and 15,000 civil partners – where one parent does not work or does so part time to take care of children – has been branded as a flop due to the low take-up.   If you ever needed a reason […]

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Corbyn and Cameron Clash over Google Tax Deal

Cameron defends the Google Tax deal in Commons clash with Corbyn. Google has been at forefront of the mainstream media following their latest tax deal with UK tax officials. A deal made between Google executives and UK tax officials for them to pay a mere £130m in back taxes dating back to 2005 caused a row about whether […]

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Advantages of being a Sole Trader

Have you considered starting your own business? Starting off as a sole trader is one of the most popular choices for many  reasons… When opening your own business, you might have given some thought and consideration on becoming a sole trader, also known as a sole proprietor. It is the most popular way of starting […]

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BEWARE: Cyber Criminals Attack Target Self-assessment Taxpayers

Millions are being bombarded with fake HMRC phishing emails With just a few weeks to go until the deadline for self-assessment tax return for the 2014/15 financial year, millions of taxpayers are reporting the increase of fake phishing emails from cyber criminals purporting to be HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As many as 40pc of […]

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Is My Small Business Ready for an Accountant?

As a small business, you may think you can’t afford an accountant. But when you evaluate how long it takes to do a task yourself, can you say it’s a good use of your time? Appointing an accountant can help lift a huge weight off your shoulders, because unless you’re an expert in the field, […]

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VAT Registration: Who Needs it and How to Register

Everything a new or small business needs to know about VAT Registration?   If your business meets the certain criteria then you will be expected to register for VAT. Even if you are not required to, it can be beneficial for some businesses. Here we explain to both new and small businesses what the criteria […]

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Have You Heard About HMRC’s New Online Tax Return System?

This brand new service is part of the initial steps towards a fully digitalised tax system. Tax returns are still an annual burden for many, but this year millions should expect to be redirected to a brand new and easier online tax return system by the end of December to complete their self-assessment. The service […]

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Tax on Sugary Drinks Backed by MPs

Tax on sugary drinks are being implemented to target child obesity in the UK, MPs say The Commons Health Committee has recently published a hard-hitting report, with compelling evidence which puts pressure on ministers, for the long-awaited 20% tax on sugary drinks to fight child obesity in the UK. The report claims “One fifth of […]

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Council Tax To Rise By a Staggering £200 by 2020

Local Government Association warns of the council tax bills that are due to cost £200 more for band D properties Chancellor George Osborne has given extra fundraising powers to local authorities, by allowing any who are responsible for adult social care to increase council tax by 2pc above the existing limits – costing Band D […]

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Debenhams is Bringing the Dreaded Santa Tax Back

Once again suppliers are being squeezed in the run up to Christmas with the return of the dreaded Santa Tax for the third year in a row. Debenhams, for the second time in three years, has frustrated its suppliers in the run up to Christmas by demanding a 1 to 2pc reduction on bills in […]

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