Changes to the timing of tax legislation

Chancellor Philip Hammond has implemented some fundamental changes to the UK fiscal timetable.

In the 2016 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that he would be introducing a new Budget timetable, which would see the main annual Budget moving from its traditional spring setting to the autumn and the Autumn Statement being replaced by a Spring Statement. The first Autumn Budget was presented in November 2017.

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There are special rules for tax-deductible expenses for the self-employed. To qualify for tax relief, expenses have to be incurred ‘wholly and exclusively’ for the purpose of the business. There can’t be any indication that there is dual purpose. A recent case at the tax tribunal shows how to get it wrong. So how do you get it right?.....


To read more information click the link bellow and download the May 2018 Newsletter.

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) is on the horizon for many businesses. It represents a momentous change in the way taxpayers keep records and submit information to HMRC.

MTD affects VAT first. For return periods starting on or after 1 April 2019, businesses operating over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) must keep records digitally, using MTD functional compatible software. That’s essentially software, or a combination of software and spreadsheets, which can connect to HMRC via an Application Programming Interface. VAT submissions will then be made direct from the digital records. Manual input will not be acceptable, although there will be a ‘soft landing’ period of 12 months where HMRC will not impose penalties if digital links do not exist between software programs used ; for submission. It will no longer be possible to submit returns through HMRC’s online portal - except for businesses voluntarily registered for VAT. These businesses will not have to comply unless electing to enter the MTD regime.


To read more information click the link bellow and download the August 2018 Newsletter.

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