Sold an Inherited or Second Property? You NEED to file a CGT return within 60 days to HMRC

Capital Gains Tax property disposal return needs to be filed within 60 days of completion of sale of your second property (CGT). If you have sold a second property that is not your main residence (this includes an inherited or gifted property) you must file a CGT UK property return within 60 days of comptetion (unless the property has made a loss).

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HB are Celebrating: Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards Finalists

We are feeling a little bit excited about Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce’s latest annoucement. HB Accountants are finalists in the Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards!! And we are finalists in not just one category, we are finalists in two Inspiring Herts 2022 Awards categories – a fabulous reason to celebrate!!

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The Kickstart Scheme Delivery Suprising Bonus for HB Accountants

The ICAEW are highlighting the work HB Accountants in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire are doing to address diversity within the profession, their apprenticeship program and their Kickstart experience – read more here

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John Neighbour is retiring after 45 years with HB Accountants

A letter from our former Tax Director, now Tax Consultant,
Mr John Neighbour

I joined HB in September 1976 from Thomson McLintock (now part of KPMG) in order to set up a tax department.  At that time, we were based in London at Coventry House near Liverpool Street Station.  45 years & 4 office moves later, we are now based at Plumpton House in Hoddesdon. Over the past few years, I have been winding down my time commitments & at present I am typically working about two days per week. At the same time my tax manager, Amy Thompson, has been taking on more responsibility. 

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We love the Apprenticeship Scheme!

We’re big fans of the apprenticeship scheme. A number of young people have now started their careers at HB this way, either as trainee accountants. Last September, we employed two new trainee accountants, Max and Taylor, on our apprenticeship scheme. This is what they told us about their first few weeks with HB.

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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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Just announced: Additional financial support will be available for businesses who have been impacted by the Omicron variant

Rishi Sunak has announced that £1 billion of additional support will be available for businesses most affected by Omicron across the UK with businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England eligible for one-off grants of up to £6,000 per premises. Plus more discretionary funding will be made available for local authorities to support other businesses

What additional financial support is being made available?

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How networking will boost your growth

The old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is more relevant today than ever. People do business with people they know, like and trust and for a business to grow, it’s team and management need to meet and build relationships. A fantastic way to do this is by networking: be this in person or virtually. Not only can you build those all-important business connections, you can also learn a tremendous amount by listening to different experiences and insights.

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Meet Karen – Director, Analytical Auditor and Charity Fundraiser

Karen Chase officially joined HB Accountants back in 1998. It was the year when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was all the rage, Titanic won 11 Oscars and a furby was the toy of choice! Karen had already gained an Accountancy and Finance degree but was unsure where she wanted to work – many accountancy firms seemed grey and impersonal. She was attracted to HB because many of our 10-strong audit team were of a similar age and Karen could see that there was both the opportunity to learn more about auditing as well as enjoy a social life.

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