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How to avoid the VAT commissions trap

Melanie Lord of AVS VAT explains why the thorny issue of VAT on commissions should ring alarm bells for the wary accountantIs VAT due...

HMRC apologises for AML warning emails

Accountants have reported receiving emails about anti-money laundering from HMRC, warning them that they had insufficient AML supervision and controls in place. HMRC's economic crime...

HMRC issues scam warning to Self Assessment taxpayers

HMRC is warning taxpayers completing their 2020–2021 tax return to be vigilant, as criminals are targeting unsuspecting individuals filing Self Assessment returns to steal...

Company secretarial – your new revenue stream?

John Korchak of Inform Direct takes a fresh look at company secretarial, which offers accountants another revenue stream As an accountant, your skills and outlook...

Call for extension to the Recovery Loan Scheme

A leading accountancy firm is calling on the government and the British Business Bank (BBB) to extend the government’s Recovery Loan Scheme to the...

Self-employed tax reform to raise extra £1.7bn

Reforms to tax calculations for the self-employed, revealed in the Budget book, will result in a significant acceleration of tax payments by businesses affected...

HMRC prompts SEISS recipients to file tax returns

HMRC is writing to recipients of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants who have not filed a self-assessment tax return for 2019/20, detailing the...

HMRC urged to fix problems with tax reporting reform

HMRC needs to address problems in their plan to change how partners and sole traders calculate their taxable profits each year, according to the...

Majority of small businesses fail to act on carbon emissions

As the COP26 climate change conference takes place in Glasgow, a new study has found that 76% of the UK’s small businesses have failed...

Budget 2021: the devil’s in the detail…

Worries of inflation in excess of 4% hung over Chancellor Rishi Sunak as he unveiled his Autumn Budget and spending review for 2021. On a...

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