My dog ate my tax return! HMRC highlights a decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

With two weeks to go until the 31st January Self Assessment deadline, HMRC recaps the strangest and most imaginative excuses and expense claims received over the past 10 years. Every year, HMRC receives some imaginative excuses and expense claims following the 31st January Self Assessment deadline. To wrap up the decade, and with 2 weeks […]

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Busted! HMRC reveals biggest criminal cases of year 2019

The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs’ top criminal cases of 2019. HMRC’s fraud investigations have led to more than 600 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes and commenced new criminal investigations into more than 610 individuals during […]

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HMRC tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams

HM Revenue and Customs is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run-up to the January 31st deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received nearly 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious HMRC contact – phone calls, texts or emails. More than 100,000 of these were phone scams, while […]

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Events to help you get ready for Brexit

Departments across government are holding events to help your business get ready for Brexit. After Brexit there will be changes that affect businesses and hauliers across the UK. Make sure you are prepared for them, particularly if your business: imports goods exports goods receives personal data exports services Local business readiness events The Department for […]

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Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

HMRC is stepping up efforts to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling the numbers registered, the Chancellor has announced. More than 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in the next two […]

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Make summer childcare costs easier with Tax-Free Childcare

Working parents could be entitled to Tax-Free Childcare worth up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school holidays. Parents can choose from more than 68,000 childcare providers that have signed up, including school and summer camps across the country. If parents pay into their Tax-Free Childcare account […]

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Controls prevent phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs has put an end to fraudsters mimicking its most recognisable helpline numbers to dupe taxpayers and steal money. New defensive controls deployed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have stopped fraudsters from, spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to […]

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We’re recruiting – come and work with us

We are looking for a senior member to join our team. The candidate must have experience of working in an accounting practice and be qualified to at least AAT level or equivalent. Candidates must have: An excellent knowledge of Xero and Sage, other bookkeeping programs would be beneficial. A knowledge of Iris (our practice software) […]

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Making Tax Digital becomes law

From today the government’s major Making Tax Digital programme becomes law for over one million VAT-registered businesses earning more than £85,000. The new rules, first announced in 2015, will mean most businesses above the VAT threshold will need to keep their records digitally and submit their VATreturn using MTD-compatible software for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April. MTD will make […]

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HMRC warns of landline scams threatening households

Households with a landline number should be vigilant of phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the tax authority, warns HM Revenue and Customs. As HMRC has increasingly cracked down on email and SMS phishing, a rising number of criminals are turning to the traditional method of cold-calling publicly available phone numbers to steal money […]

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