The Criminal Finances Act came into effect on the 30 September 2017. It makes companies and partnerships criminally liable for the activities of any employee or subcontractor who facilitates tax evasion. On the one hand there is no minimum for the tax evaded, and on the other hand no maximum for the fine that can be levied. So, whilst this legislation might well be targeted at the big firms of accountants and lawyers, and their international clients, in theory taking home a box of paperclips without making a tax adjustment would seem to be ca
Self Assessment tax - do you normally pay by personal credit card - think again! From 13 January 2018 HMRC will not accept SA tax via this method
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If you are a landlord, have a second self-employed income, or a small business not declaring bank and credit card transactions HMRC are pushing forward their campagins to make sure you pay the correct tax and declare your income
Last week HSBC announced a fund of £1billion available to lend to small businesses. When asked by a Radio 4 presenter why applicants are unsuccessful the HSBC Manager replied that people sometimes aren't clear what they want the money for and secondly they are uncertain about the payback.
I will simplify that "if you want to borrow money from a bank, the better your business plan, the more likely you are to succeed".
Companies House want people to change their behaviour and attitude towards filing their Confirmation Statement. They want any changes to Limited Company Registers to be live and as up-to-date as possible so inform them immediately Companies House want people to change their behaviour and attitude towards filing their Confirmation Statement (you should probably be aware by now that Confirmation Statements have taken over the Annual Return).
The Difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall
Denis Healey, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1974 to 1979
Fee Protection against accountancy fees - should you or shouldn't you? Do you insure your home, your car? why not insure against an HMRC tax enquiry or VAT investigation?
If you are a business man or woman be that a soletrader, partnership or limited company - if you ignore your self assessment year on year HMRC will jail you...............