HMRC warning about fake emails

Customers are advised to lookout for a new bogus email scam, claiming to be from HMRC. If you receive an email with a subject that reads “You have received new messages from HMRC”, that also has an attachment, they should send it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete it. HMRC will never ask for any personal, or financial […]

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HMRC warns on tax refund scams

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters, who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings. The tax authority is currently processing tax refunds after the end of the 2017 to 2018 tax year. However, criminals are taking advantage of this by sending out […]

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HMRC levels the playing field by tackling online VAT fraud

Powers to ensure online sellers pay the right tax, and don’t leave law-abiding high street and online businesses at a disadvantage, have come into force. The internet has revolutionised the way people shop and helped many businesses to sell their products across the UK. Online marketplaces can help those who sell through their platforms to […]

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A staggering third of tax returns are outstanding a week before deadline

HM Revenue and Customs has today revealed that just over three million customers are yet to complete their 2016 to 2017 returns with just one week to go before the 31 January deadline. As of today, around eight million people have filed their Self Assessment return for 2016 to 2017. HMRC is reminding customers that if they […]

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Christmas opening hours

Our office will close at midday on December 22nd 2017 and will re-open on January 2nd 2018. We wish all our clients a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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We’re looking for a trainee accountant

We have a full time vacancy in our practice for a trainee accountant. No experience is necessary but an enthusiasm for learning and an interest in finance is essential. A full study package will be provided. Our office is a busy, friendly office, based in the heart Southsea. As a general practice, the role will […]

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Peace of mind – Tax & VAT Enquiry Fee Protection Service

At Barter Durgan we understand that tax is a little word with big implications. That is why we work hard to give you the best possible advice and strategies to make tax altogether less taxing. A tax investigation could cost you money even if you’ve done nothing wrong. HMRC are using sophisticated software to target individuals. […]

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Ministers confirm a new timetable for Making Tax Digital

Three million of the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to the new digital system for keeping tax records at a pace that is right for them, Ministers announced today as they set out the next steps for the Finance Bill. The government has listened to concerns raised by parliamentarians, in particular […]

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Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support

Millions of parents can now pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website. The introduction of the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme will begin on 28 April, for parents of the youngest children. It will be gradually rolled out over 2017 – cutting childcare costs for working […]

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HMRC releases most optimistic Self Assessment expense claims

Glamorous holidays abroad, luxury watches and Friday nights out feature in HMRC’s latest list of the most outlandish expenses which customers tried to claim back on their 2014-15 Self Assessment returns. With a week to go until the 31 January deadline, HMRC is releasing the strangest expenses to ensure other customers don’t make similar claims: […]

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