The Construction Industry Scheme

The Construction Industry Scheme

And upcoming changes for reverse charge VAT. Few sectors have such an impact in the UK as the construction industry. It not only provides the fabric of our nation – the places where we live and work – but also underpins our entire economy. In 2017, construction...
Working from home – what are the benefits?

Working from home – what are the benefits?

Advice for contractors and the self-employed. Working from home offers all kinds of benefits, from the opportunity to create the perfect environment in which you can be most productive, to the improvements to work-life balance that come with ditching the commute....
Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT

Making Tax Digital 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...
The politics of tax breaks

The politics of tax breaks

How did we end up with such a complex system of tax reliefs? If there’s one thing accountants love, it’s identifying obscure tax reliefs to which you may be entitled and using them to reduce your tax bills. Tax reliefs, or tax breaks as they are sometimes called,...
The risks of a tax investigation

The risks of a tax investigation

Will HMRC come knocking on your door? It’s a fact – humans are bad at assessing risk. We’re terrified of things that rarely happen (plane crashes, power station meltdowns) but relatively blasé about things that are statistically more likely to harm us, such as...
Completing your self-assessment tax return

Completing your self-assessment tax return

What you need to know before filing your self-assessment tax return for 2018/2019. It’s a common scenario. As the year draws to a close, the thought of your tax return is there, at the back of your mind. But with so much time before the deadline, you decide not to...

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