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Hill Osborne Acquires P J Biggs Practice in Wimborne
22/10/2015 - More...
The directors are pleased to announce...

Making a disclosure to HMRC
25/05/2017 - More...
HMRC has updated their online guidance...

Renewing tax credit claims
25/05/2017 - More...
Families and individuals that receive...

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Hill Osborne Acquires P J Biggs Practice in Wimborne
22/10/2015 - More...
The directors are pleased to announce the expansion of Hill Osborne into Wimborne where we have acquired the practice formerly carried on by the late Peter Biggs. The firm will continue to operate as before from its head office in Poole and now also from its Wimborne office which is situated at:- Beaufort House 2 Cornmarket Court Wimborne BH21 1JL Tel: 01202...

Making a disclosure to HMRC
25/05/2017 - More...
HMRC has updated their online guidance for individuals and companies who have a disclosure to make that isn’t covered by a current HMRC campaign or the Worldwide Disclosure Facility. The guidance is relevant for disclosures relating to income tax, capital gains tax, national insurance contributions and corporation tax. Notifications can be made using HMRC’s Digital Disclosure...

Renewing tax credit claims
25/05/2017 - More...
Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they renew their tax credit claims by 31 July 2017. Claimants who do not renew on-time may have their payments stopped. HMRC has started sending tax credits renewal packs to tax credit claimants and is encouraging recipients to renew their tax credits claim online. All packs should be with recipients by 26...

Reminder to claim the marriage allowance
25/05/2017 - More...
The marriage allowance came into force on 6 April 2015 and allows lower earning couples to share part of their personal tax-free allowance. The marriage allowance is available to married couples and those in a civil partnership where a spouse or civil partner doesn’t pay tax or doesn’t pay tax above the basic rate threshold for income tax. The allowance allows the lower...

Lloyds bailout completed
25/05/2017 - More...
The government has announced that all of the government’s shares in Lloyds acquired during the financial crisis have now been sold. The sale of the final tranche of shares in the Lloyds Banking Group brings the amount recovered through sales and dividends to £21.2 billion. This means that taxpayers have received back almost £900 million more than was used to prop up the bank...

Using your own car for work
25/05/2017 - More...
Under certain circumstances, an employee can be paid a tax-free allowance by their employers when using their own car, van, motorcycle or bike for work purposes. It is important to note that this tax-free allowance does not include journeys to and from work but is relevant to employees who use their own vehicles in the course of their work such as for making deliveries,...

Tax Diary June/July 2017
22/05/2017 - More...
1 June 2017 - Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 August 2016. 19 June 2017 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 June 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 June 2017.) 19 June 2017 - Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly return for the month ended 5 June 2017. 19 June 2017 - CIS tax deducted for the month ended 5 June...

Employer deadline for providing P60s
18/05/2017 - More...
The deadline for employers to provide employees with a copy of their P60 form is 31 May 2017. A P60 must be given to all employees that were on the payroll on the last day of the 2016-17 tax year (5 April 2017). The P60 is a statement issued to employees after the end of each tax year that shows the amount of tax they have paid on their salary. Employers can provide the P60...

G7 Finance Ministers meeting
18/05/2017 - More...
The G7 is a forum of seven of the largest economies in the world. Italy currently presides over the group which comprises the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and Japan. China, Brazil and India are not included. The group has in the past been known as the G8 but Russia was ejected from the group in 2014 following the Russian annexation of Crimea. The Finance Ministers...

Advance Assurance for R&D
18/05/2017 - More...
Advance Assurance for Research and Development (R&D) tax relief claims is available to small companies making their first R&D claim. To be eligible, the companies must also have an annual turnover of less than £2million and less than 50 employees. There is no requirement to apply for Advance Assurance but by doing so applicants can ensure they comply with the R&D...

Agent authorisation form
18/05/2017 - More...
The 64-8 form is the most commonly used form to authorise an agent, accountant or tax adviser to deal with HMRC on someone’s behalf. There are separate forms to authorise an agent to use the PAYE for Agents online service and for some High Income Child Benefit Charge matters. The 64-8 form covers authorisation for: Individual, partnership and trust tax affairs Requests to...

Diverted Profits Tax
18/05/2017 - More...
The Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) came into force on 1 April 2015. The DPT is an anti-avoidance measure that targets large multinational businesses that the government deem to be using contrived and artificial arrangements to divert profits overseas thereby paying less or no tax in the UK. The DPT has been coined as the 'google tax' but the net is spread much wider than just...

IR35 and the public sector
17/05/2017 - More...
The rules for individuals providing services to the public sector via an intermediary such as a personal service company (PSC) changed from April 2017. The new rules shift the responsibility for deciding whether the intermediaries’ legislation applies, known as IR35, from the intermediary itself to the public sector receiving the service. The public sector will also be...

Meet our team: Sue Norman FCCA
12/05/2017 - More...
Sue Norman FCCA - Office Manager Member of the ACCA 01202 849169 sue@hill-osborne.co.uk Sue is one of our qualified accountants, as well as managing our Wimborne office. Sue’s career began while she was working in industry, qualifying as a chartered certified accountant in 2000. Sue was previously at a local accountancy firm for 13 years, then joined us at Hill...

What you need to know: P11D
11/05/2017 - More...
If you or your employees receive certain benefits and expenses, you will need to submit a P11D for each person by 6th July 2017. The penalty for a late, carelessly or deliberately incorrect, or unfiled submission is high, so it is important to do it now and get it right. Who needs one? For each employee who receives relevant benefits or expenses, you will need to complete...

Credit Card Sales Campaign
11/05/2017 - More...
HMRC’s Credit Card Sales campaign continues to be available for individuals and businesses that accept credit and debit card payments and have not paid the right amount of tax due. The campaign offers the opportunity for anyone affected to bring their affairs up to date and in doing so take advantage of the best possible terms. Any individual or company that accepts credit and...

Default surcharge appeal
11/05/2017 - More...
A recent First-tier Tribunal case examined an appeal by a taxpayer against a penalty for late submission of a VAT return for the quarter ending 30 June 2016 known as a default surcharge. A VAT default surcharge is a penalty levied on businesses that submit late VAT returns. The default surcharge penalty was levied at the second highest 10% rate. The VAT payment was due on 7...

Employee expenses consultation
11/05/2017 - More...
The government announced a review of the taxation of employee expenses at Autumn Statement 2016. A consultation was launched earlier this year examining the use of Income Tax relief for employees’ business expenses, including those that are not reimbursed by their employer. The tax relief on expenses which employers do not reimburse and employees then claim from HMRC, costs...

VAT grouping rules
11/05/2017 - More...
There are special VAT rules that allow two or more corporate bodies to be treated as a single taxable person for VAT purposes known as a VAT group. The representative member accounts for any tax due on supplies made by the group to third parties outside the group. As the group is treated as a single taxable person, you do not normally account for VAT on goods or services...

Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band
11/05/2017 - More...
The new Inheritance Tax main residence nil-rate band (RNRB) came into effect on 6 April 2017. The RNRB is a new transferable allowance for married couples and civil partners (per person) when their main residence is passed down to a direct descendent such as children or grandchildren after their death. The RNRB is on top of the existing £325,000 Inheritance Tax nil-rate band...

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