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HMRC no longer accepting payments by personal credit cards

Published on 29 November 2017, by in Blog.

Paying your Self-Assessment Tax liability HM Revenue and Customs have announced that with effect from 13 January 2018, they will no longer be accepting payment by personal credit cards, although you will still be able to make your tax payment using a debit or corporate credit card. In view of this, if you were planning

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The Latest on: Tax Free Childcare, Childcare vouchers, Free childcare hours, Tax Credits for Childcare & Universal Credit for Childcare

Published on 13 November 2017, by in Blog.

The variety of Childcare choices available is great for parents, but understanding the options and ensuring you are getting the most help you can is somewhat less straightforward. With the latest, simplest, and most inclusive of the schemes ‘Tax Free Childcare’ just becoming available – now seems like a good time to provide an overview

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Should amateur sports club register as a Charity or as CASC?

Published on 8 November 2017, by in Blog.

The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme was introduced in April 2002. It allows local amateur sports clubs to register with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and benefit from a range of tax reliefs. A summary of the CASC reliefs and benefits are shown below – alongside those which could be enjoyed if your Club

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Bank rewards – welcome receipts, but a tax hot potato by Adam Thompson

Published on 8 November 2017, by in Uncategorized.

I imagine that we all happily treat any reward received from our banks as interest for tax purposes, and in most instances, this would be correct. However, as with most things tax, nothing is as simple as it first seems. The main reason for highlighting this is that ‘non-interest’ rewards are not covered by the

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New Corporate Tax Manager

Published on 8 November 2017, by in Blog.

Here at Carden’s accountants we have seen continued double-digit growth over the last few years and this has led to the need for additional experienced and specialist staff. Adam Thompson has recently joined the team as the firms Corporate Tax manager. Adam has a decade of experience in the tax industry having previously worked with

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So What Is Making Tax Digital?

Published on 24 July 2017, by in Blog.

The Government started this process for businesses with the introduction of real time information for employers payrolls in April 2013. Every employer had to submit payroll records digitally to HMRC rather than by paper, as they had previously been able to do. This change overall has worked and since then they have been keeping their

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What is Tax Investigation Protection?

Published on 5 June 2017, by in Blog.

What is Tax Investigation Protection? Tax investigation protection is an annual policy that will pay our fees in the event that HMRC start an enquiry into your tax affairs. The costs of dealing with an HMRC enquiry can sometimes run into thousands of pounds and this policy will give you reassurance that our costs for dealing

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P11D Forms: An Idiots Guide to P11d’s

Published on 24 May 2017, by in Blog, News.

Do you receive or pay your staff expenses or benefits in the year, do these employees earn over £8,500 a year or are they directors? Then by law you need to complete and submit a P11d form to HMRC for each employee/director that has received the benefits and a P11d(b) to summarise the class 1A

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Eleven Reasons to Celebrate

Published on 7 April 2017, by in Uncategorized.

1st April marked the eleventh birthday for Cardens Accountants in Hove. When the accountancy practice was formed by Barry Carden, he started with under 10 employees and eleven years later, the business has a team of over 50. With their financial year just ended, the practice has seen another year of significant growth. Barry Carden

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Pre 5th April year-end tax planning tips

Published on 6 March 2017, by in Blog, News.

The tax year end is nearly here – 5th April. Now is a great time to review your financial and tax position to make sure you have made the most of the legitimate tax planning opportunities available to you. Here are a few quick things for you to think about: Have you made the most

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Directors Salary From April 2017

Published on 1 March 2017, by in Blog, News.

From April 2017, we recommend directors take a monthly salary of £680. This salary ensures you receive a ‘qualifying year’ of National Insurance Contributions towards your State Pension, but without the need to pay any contributions. This salary is also below your Personal Allowance of £11,500 for tax purposes. If you are taking a directors

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Be ready for Auto-enrolment

Published on 1 February 2017, by in Blog, News.

Be ready for auto-enrolment The government’s auto-enrolment pension rules are now being extended to small businesses. If you own a business employing one or more workers you will have to: Set up a workplace pension scheme that meets the new rules. Automatically enrol workers who meet the age and earnings criteria. Make a minimum contribution

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