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Is it the end of Accountants ?

HMRC expect their new initiative making tax digital will firstly raise the overall Tax take a particularly hot topic at the moment in this frenzied atmosphere of public sector cuts. Secondly it will increase tax simplification in opening up the

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Home working and claiming the costs

Employees and Directors (as employees) are permitted to claim costs of for working at home from their employer tax free. HMRC’s own manuals instruct their tax officers to accept all reasonable claims for minor use of home. As a rule

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What’s new in VAT?

In October 2016 changes to the VAT Flat Rate scheme were announced in order to stop the misuse of the flat rate VAT scheme. From April 2017 HMRC will introduce a new category of trader, a ‘limited cost trader’, with

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HMRC Digitalisation = End of the Accountant?

HMRC has issued details about its Making Tax Digital project which aims to help millions of businesses to get their tax bills right first time, without the need for an annual tax return. Sounds great but what is behind it

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Are you a Limited company working in the public sector?

From 6 April 2017: Workers providing their services via a PSC ( Personal Service Limited Company) to a public sector body may be treated for tax as if they are employees. The rules move the responsibility for deciding whether the off-payroll

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Landlord’s worried about 31 January deadline

Sometimes people receiving income from property letting can easily get confused about if they need to declare their income to HMRC and how they go about it. Beans Accounting and Business support has been working with landlords in Cheshire and

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Beans Friday drop in sessions

Every Friday Beans is hosting drop in sessions between 10am and 2pm at our friendly Crewe and Warrington shop fronts. With the 31 January tax deadline  fast approaching we know from past experience that small business owners worry about their

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5 big tax changes

1. Making Tax Digital From April 2018 Sole Traders and Partnerships earning £10,000 or more per year will need to make quarterly electronic submissions to HMRC declaring their income and expenditure for that quarter.  The submissions will need to be

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The Autumn statement

Nothing very spectacular here but in fairness there wasn’t very much to give away. Some of the projected future debt figures for the government are eye watering but we shouldn’t forget that we live in a relatively low tax economy

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Becoming a Contractor

Being your own boss is a dream that many people have – not having to take orders from a supervisor (for whom you have little respect!), being the master of your own destiny, away from petty company politics, doing what you are good at and enjoy for the people you want to work with, and earning more money that you would in an ordinary job!

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