April 28, 2016

Scammed? HMRC might chase you for tax anyway

In the wake of the Panama papers leak, HMRC’s treatment of a group of 209 scammed pensioners seems ironic in the extreme. The pension savers were […]
March 17, 2016

HMRC clamps down on government IT VAT Claims

Just when you thought HMRC were going to do the decent thing and simplify their tax systems and rules for the greater good, they bring out […]
January 21, 2016

Great News – No quarterly self-assessment for SMEs!

There was uproar when the government announced its making tax digital initiative, especially since it looked very much like self employed people would end upo having […]
December 17, 2015

At last, HMRC reorganisation – What will it mean for SMEs?

The British tax system is notoriously complex, and most ordinary mortals don’t stand a chance of getting to grips with its intricacies. But there’s good news […]
November 19, 2015

HMRC unpopular Business Record Checks stopped

HMRC’s extremely unpopular Business Records Checks initiative is set to be axed, and many in the tax industry are calling it a victory for common sense. […]
October 22, 2015

Is IR35 worth all the bother? 

HMRC has been talking about how to make IR35 work for the last four years, since 2011. So their Budget announcement that they’d be ‘starting a […]
September 17, 2015

Introducing HMRC’s new secure digital tax accounts

What’s new in the bookkeeping world? There’s HMRC’s new secure digital tax account initiative for a start, a development targeted at individual customers which is also […]
August 20, 2015

Mesopotamia’s Bookkeeping Legends

Who would have suspected that bookkeeping would be so fascinating? Apparently the planet’s first  accountants were employed by the religious authorities in ancient Mesopotamia, an area […]