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June 20, 2011

Capital taxes, VAT, income tax & pension….


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Hello again, dear reader.  I have neglected you, for which I apologise.  My animals and vegetables (but not my minerals) have been occupying too much of my time, but I

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May 23, 2011

Cloud computing


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What is Cloud Computing? Cloud Computing is a new way of acquiring the computing power, such as software, servers and databases, you need in order to run your business systems.

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April 26, 2011

Case studies are back!


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Hello again, dear reader.  Life has been hectic and I am sorry for neglecting you.  However, the warm Spring weather has turned my mind to, er, blogging, so here are

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March 23, 2011

Lump sum car allowances – Potential NIC reclaim


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TT162 Lump sum car allowances – Potential NIC reclaim   You may have an opportunity to reclaim National Insurance Contributions (NIC). As some of you may already be aware, HM

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February 25, 2011

Year end tax planning


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Year end tax planning… With little more than five weeks to go until the tax year end, now is the time to think about what you can do to reduce

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February 23, 2011

iXBRL – An Update


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As we have reported in earlier Topical Tips (TT 151 & TT 158), HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) have mandated a change in the way that financial statements, tax returns

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February 9, 2011

Are stealth taxes back?


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One reputation that the last Government had was for so called ‘stealth’ taxes.  Increases in taxes that weren’t really announced, weren’t really obvious.  It was a continual criticism from the

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February 1, 2011

Taxing times ahead!


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As you might have heard, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has produced a report which analyses the impact of the forthcoming tax changes on the country.  Some interesting facts and statistics

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January 23, 2011

Business Record Checks


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Small and medium businesses (SMEs) are being urged to maintain accurate and up to date financial and business records. HMRC has announced it is planning a programme of business records

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January 19, 2011

5 case studies to kick off 2011!


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Hello again, dear reader.  I fear I have been neglecting you, but I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that 2011 will be a good year for both

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December 23, 2010

Professional Fee Protection


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<em>With the Government looking to reduce the massive national debt there is now even more pressure on HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) to bring in additional monies to the Exchequer.</em>

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December 15, 2010

Flu jab anyone?


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Readers of this blog may remember that last year I gave details of what the taxman thinks of the tax implications of various Christmas traditions at work such as office

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