Do I need to do a tax return?

The deadline for submitting a self assessment tax return is now rapidly approaching (31 January).  Although you’ve now missed the deadline for registration (as well as paper returns), HMRC are more likely to penalise you if you submit your tax […]

Getting ready for your self assessment return

So you need to complete a self assessment tax return? Whether you are looking to do everything yourself, or your accountant has been in touch asking how you are getting along, this article will look at some of the basic […]

Using your own car for business

The cost of running your own car in a business context can be significant, but there are tax efficient ways of covering those costs. If you are an employee As an employee, if you undertake business travel, you can receive […]

Finance Bill 2017: What next?

The snap 2017 General Election meant the Government had to put forward a much reduced Finance Bill for parliamentary consideration in April.  It had been rightly pointed out that there was insufficient time to give due consideration to the full […]

Rethink Making Tax Digital urges House of Lords

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is the latest body to consider the Government’s plans for Making Tax Digital.  In its full report, it reached a set of conclusions that echo those of other groups, welcoming the idea of […]

Spring Budget 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first and last Spring Budget (he decided last year to move them to the Autumn from now on) was predicted to be boring – but judging by the amount of press comment it has attracted it appears […]

Making Tax Digital, not easier

The Treasury Select Committee (“TSC”) published their report in January 2017 on the Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) proposals put forward by the government.  This was done before the government itself had responded to the consultation feedback it had received.  Perhaps one […]