Semi Senior Accountant PERMANENT – FULL TIME Swansea Area, Salary TBC
We are broadening our horizons. Do you want to do the same? Morgan Hemp, one of the most respected Chartered Certified Accountancy Firms in South West Wales, is looking for a semi-senior accountant to join its expanding team.
We are looking for a diligent practitioner with over three years experience for this role, which will be focused on preparing financial statements, management accounts, corporate and personal tax returns,…
Once the dust has settled on what was a radical far reaching budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, one of the more unexpected changes was the reform that will be brought in to change the way that property landlords will be taxed in future. There were several changes which we will examine in this blog
Tax relief on mortgage interest
Currently where a loan or mortgage is taken out to purchase, or renovate an investment property full tax relief…
A question we are often asked is, how can I reduce my tax bill?
A simple question on the face of it, but how simple is the UK tax system?
An income taxpayer might reasonably assume that there are only three rates of tax within the UK, basic rate tax at 20%, higher rate tax at 40% and the additional rate at 45%, and they would technically be correct. However the reality of the UK tax system is that your personal circumstances…
If you have not made arrangements to settle your outstanding self-assessment tax, which was due for payment on 31 January 2015, penalties could be levied by HMRC. In order to avoid a 5% surcharge being levied on your balancing payment for 2013/14, payment will need to be made no later than 2 March 2015. HMRC is taking a very stringent approach with taxpayers with little clemency for late payment. The easiest method to settle the outstanding tax is via…
HMRC are currently writing to around 7,500 furniture retailers and car repair businesses asking the owners to check the figures reported on their VAT returns. If you receive one of those letters, don’t panic. HMRC do not believe your VAT return is wrong, they are just asking you to double check your sales and purchase figures.
The HMRC letter asks you to work out your VAT mark-up ratio by comparing the difference between your sales and purchases (i.e. gross profit),…
When a business incorporates and transfers its trade and assets to a company controlled by the seller, the assets must be transferred at open market value for tax purposes. The assets may include “goodwill” which is defined as the business reputation or customer relationships, including the value of continuing contracts.
The transfer of the assets may generate a taxable capital gain in the hands of the seller, as the assets will have appreciated in value during the time they were used or created by the first business.
Capital gains tax…
On 1 January 2015 the VAT law changed for electronic services that are supplied digitally to non-business customers. Those customers must now pay VAT on the e-service at the rate that applies in the country where they receive the service. It’s up to the supplier to work out the VAT due, and pay that VAT to the local tax authority. There is no minimum threshold of sales below which VAT is not due.
The UK has set up the VAT-MOSS system to collect and pay over the overseas VAT…
This sounds like a friendly retail outlet where you might buy a pint of milk on a Sunday evening. In fact it is short-hand for the online portal which UK businesses should use from 2015 to account for VAT they owe in respect of digital services provided to customers in other EU countries.
We mentioned this new rule in our July 2014 newsletter. “Digital services” includes a multitude of products such as:
– music downloads;
– video on demand;
– electronic books;
– online games;
– anti-virus services;
– software purchased by download;
– charges by…
HMRC has set up specialist tax investigation teams to concentrate on recovering unpaid tax from particular business sectors or as a result of tax fraud.
The latest HMRC taskforce teams are looking at:
– fraudulent VAT repayments in the West Midlands and Nottingham areas; and
– property tax evasion in South West England and South Wales.
The property taskforce is using data gathered about property transactions by the Valuation Office in order to target taxpayers who may have sold properties but not declared a capital gain on their tax returns. The same…
When you sell services to businesses in other countries, the sale will generally be outside the scope of UK VAT. You don’t charge VAT on your invoice, but you need to report the value of that sale as part of the total in box 6 on your VAT return. There are exceptions to this general rule for services connected to land, live performances, catering or passenger transport.
If the sale is to a VAT registered business in another EU country the