Spring Statement 2022

Against a backdrop of rising inflation, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his first Spring Statement on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 – find out what that means to you and your business here in our HB Accountants Spring Statement 2022 highlights

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HMRC has waived late filing and late payment penalties for Self Assessment taxpayers for one month

If you run a business, or are an investor or a trustee, it is important that you are aware of important dates and deadlines. Failure to do so can result in HMRC issuing penalties for late payment. Normally, late filing penalties are applied to all returns due on but filed after the 31 January deadline. This year, like last year, HMRC are waiving late filing penalties for Self-Assessment taxpayers for a month, giving you extra time, if you need it, to complete your 2020/21 tax return and pay any tax due. Self Assessment late payment penalties waived – more information below.

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Corporation Tax Changes Explained

Corporation tax is a huge source of revenue for the Government. Collected by the Government from the profits of companies operating in the UK and it is changing. (The profits of unincorporated businesses, sole traders and partnerships are subject to income tax as opposed to corporation tax)

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How does the Autumn Budget 2021 impact on you and your business? Find out here

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his third Budget on 27 October 2021. In his speech he set out the plans to “build back better” with ambitions to level up and reduce regional inequality. Find out how the Budget impacts on you and your business below

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Autumn Budget 2021 – what is anticipated – Green Budget perhaps?

The Autumn Budget (the second budget of the year) will be delivered this Wednesday, 27th October and comes on the same day as the Spending Review which sets out how government will fund public services for the next three years.

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Phishing email – Think that you won’t open one?

We all send emails daily. Yet, an increasingly large number of emails are a phishing email. Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) emails are sent by criminals who want you to give them your personal details. The email will ask you to fill in a form or to click on a link and download code to your computer – this allows the criminals to simply gather information or more severely, attack your IT system by implanting malware: software that will disrupt or destroy your data or tools or install ransomware, which encrypts data that will only be released once the victim has paid a ransom. Cybercrime is sadly rife.

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What does MTD Making Tax Digital mean for sole traders from 2023 – MTD for Income Tax

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment becomes law on 6 April 2023 and aims to make tax accounting easier for businesses and individuals such as sole traders by legislating the digitalisation of tax data and submission.

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7 Reasons why producing Management Accounts will help grow your business

Do you want to be in greater control of your business? Make decisions based on facts such as when you typically increase sales and, therefore, need to employ more sales people or to change tack and boost your marketing spend in a particular sector, for instance. The answer is a set of accounts that is not required by law and does not have to be filed with HMRC – known as management accounts, these are numbers that give you a true picture of your business and will put you in greater control of your business than ever before.

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Construction Industry Reverse Charge Rules New Legislation… are you confused?

Reading through the updated guidance for CIS NEW VAT Reverse Charge Rule for the Construction Industry might leave you confused. Here we have outlined what you need to consider:

If you supply constructions services, the reverse charge will only apply if you answer “Yes” to ALL of the following questions:

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