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October 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

In this issue we look at the current dividend regime, how to treat termination payments, we explain PAYE settlement agreements, we discuss the Cash basis for landlords, we deal with the VAT Flat Rate Scheme and clarify company car benefit changes.

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May 2017 Newsletter

In this issue we look at the updated personal allowances for 17/18, tax rates (including corporation tax), capital gains tax rates and allowances, making tax digital and other recent announcements

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Workplace Pensions

Workplace Pensions

The law on workplace pensions has changed. Under the Pensions Act 2008, every employer in the UK has a duty to put certain staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it. This is called 'Automatic Enrolment'. Latest indications show that nearly half a million small businesses will need to arrange their pension scheme this year!

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New Dividend Allowance

The new dividend tax regime comes into force from 6 April 2016. From that date, the tax credit attaching to dividends is abolished.

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Making Tax Digital - New Online Accounting Reporting Requirements From HMRC

Under the Government’s Making Tax Digital strategy, most businesses will be required to keep track of their tax affairs digitally...

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New Tax Rules For Landlords

New Tax Rules For Landlords

New rules start to take effect from 6 April 2017 which restrict the amount of tax relief that landlords can claim in respect of interest and other finance costs.

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Get Your Taxation Affairs In Order Undeclared Income

Get Your Taxation Affairs In Order Undeclared Income

HMRC are currently running a number of campaigns to encourage taxpayers who have undeclared income to come forward and bring their tax affairs up to date in return for lower penalties.

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Should your practice be registered for VAT?

Should your practice be registered for VAT?

VAT notice 701/57: Health professionals is the relevant publication.

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Motoring Expense Claims

Motoring Expense Claims

A reminder of the need to keep accurate mileage records always goes down well!

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March Budget 2017

March Budget 2017

A number of new and existing announcements were made, a list of key points can be found here

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