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Posts Tagged ‘tax return’

Intriguing online training offered by Google

I have just discovered what I think is a fairly new service from Google. It’s completely free and it looks like it could make a real difference to me – and to quite a few of my clients. The service is called ‘The Digital Garage’ and it’s online training software designed to improve your effectiveness[...] Read more »

Price wars between Quickbooks and Xero – good news for small businesses

On the day that Xero have increased their pricing plans, Quickbooks have launched a 4-day price drop. This could be the ideal time to sign-up to this online accounting software. A package which includes unlimited invoices and automatic importing of transactions from your bank costs just £5.00 plus VAT for the next 6 months. Quickbooks[...] Read more »

HMRC self assessment late returns fines amnesty

If you are one of the nearly 900,000 individuals who sent in their self-assessment tax return after the January 31st 2015 deadline, you may have had a lucky escape from the £100 fine. A report in the Telegraph newspaper says that tax officials at HMRC have been instructed not to make any checks on appeals[...] Read more »

Getting your tax return done is a numbers game

When it’s this late in January and you haven’t yet submitted your self-assessment tax return, it can feel like HMRC is breathing down your neck.  It’s not too late to get your figures to the taxman but you do need to be quick and thorough to avoid the automatic £100 fine. Remember; even if you[...] Read more »

Extension of tax return date in some circumstances

The following news item has been put up on the Tolley Tax Intelligence website regarding an extension of the tax return deadline. “Filing extension for those submitting a 2012/13 Tax Return using free HMRC software Anyone who has ever used the free HMRC software to file, or help a friend or family member to file,[...] Read more »

All I want for Christmas is a Government Gateway reference number

The frosts are getting harder, there’s a chill in the air and we are all starting to turn our minds urgently to that special time of year. That’s right – it’s nearly time for those without an accountant to submit an online Self Assessment tax return! This is a critical time for those running small[...] Read more »

Act now to avoid the Child Benefit tax charge

If your income is over £50,000 and you receive child benefit then you need to complete a tax return. Child Benefit is worth £20.30 a week for the first child and £13.40 a week for every sibling. Under new rules that came into force back in January 2013 if a member of the household earns[...] Read more »