Self Assessment returns: unbelievable excuses and dubious expenses

As the deadline approaches for submitting returns and paying tax for 2017 to 2018, HMRC reveals some of the most bizarre excuses it has received for not paying on time. Most taxpayers complete their tax returns honestly and on time but every year HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some outlandish excuses and expense claims. […]

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Time is running out to file your Self Assessment tax return – talk to us today

Around 5,542,000 taxpayers have less than a month to complete their Self Assessment tax returns before the 31 January 2019 deadline – so talk to Barter Durgan today and we can help. More than 11.5 million 2017 to 2018 tax returns are due and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) expects the vast majority of taxpayers […]

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Five ways HMRC can help boost your finances

HM Revenue and Customs is reminding taxpayers during Talk Money Week how it can provide them with financial support. From helping people buy their first home to government-funded top-ups for savers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is supporting Talk Money Week and reminding taxpayers how the department can help boost their finances. Mel Stride MP, […]

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HMRC warns it’s time to declare offshore assets

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging UK taxpayers to come forward and declare any foreign income or profits on offshore assets before 30 September to avoid higher tax penalties. New legislation called ‘Requirement to Correct’ requires UK taxpayers to notify HMRC about any offshore tax liabilities relating to UK income tax, capital gains tax, […]

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‘Open HMRC’ – Alexa helps tax credits customers

HM Revenue and Customs has launched new and innovative technology to help more than three million customers renew their tax credits by July 31st. HMRC has developed a customer-focused service through Amazon Alexa specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits renewals. Customers with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices can ask Alexa to ‘open HMRC’ and ask for help […]

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We’re looking for a trainee accountant

We have a vacancy in our practice for full-time AAT trainee accountant. The role would suit a school or college leaver. 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 busy and friendly and we are based in the […]

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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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