HMRC updates MTD guidance

After much anticipation from accountancy bodies and businesses, HMRC has finally updated its guidance on Making Tax Digital (MTD), filling in several blanks. HMRC updated some of its informational pages on GOV.UK in late August, including fresh information on how to meet the requirements for MTD for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) and how to sign[…]

Taxpayers unprepared for Making Tax Digital

People are unprepared and unenthusiastic for Making Tax Digital (MTD), according to a survey commissioned by HMRC. Global market research group Ipsos recently released data suggesting a lack of preparation for MTD. They said “awareness of MTD in general, and MTD for income tax self-assessment (ITSA) specifically was low”. MTD ITSA will require people with[…]

Tax investigations by HMRC

HMRC recently announced new powers to carry out investigations on companies they suspect of evading taxes. As a business owner, you might be worrying about what happens if your company comes under scrutiny. Even if you’ve played entirely by the rules, the stress of an investigation can be a lot to deal with. Even more[…]

MTD for VAT: VAT-registered businesses

All VAT-registered businesses must comply with Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules, regardless of how much they make each year. This will take place from 1 April 2022. The changes mean all VAT-registered businesses must compile and submit VAT returns using software that connects to HMRC’s systems. They can do that through a bridging tool or[…]

Business tasks to outsource

Many people in business come to us asking for help with tasks that usually result in time slipping through their fingers, because of their often-onerous nature to the layman. If that rings true with you, it might be time to consider offloading some of that work outside of your expertise in order to give yourself[…]

Businesses basis period rules in line for reform

Unincorporated businesses could be about to see significant changes to the ways in which they are taxed. This is following the launch of a Government consultation. The Government plans to reform the basis period rules in a bid to simplify how unincorporated businesses, such as sole traders and business partnerships, allocate trading profits to tax[…]

Making Tax Digital – HMRC to Prioritise MTD

In order to try and build public trust the HMRC charter has been upgraded and updated to clarify the standards of behaviour expected from both them and tax payers. The have also provided clearer guidance on Making Tax Digital, meaning it is more accessible and as clear and authoritative as possible. Support services will be[…]

Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

MTD zero-hour is here The moment has come: if your business has a taxable turnover above the VAT-registration threshold, which is currently £85,000, you’re now obliged to keep records in digital form and to file your VAT returns using HMRC-approved software. You probably got a bit fed up of being reminded about the deadline for[…]