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New Rules on Director’s Loans

Posted 2013-08-19

The 2013 Finance Act has introduced new rules to address perceived abuse of the director’s loan provisions.

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New General Anti Abuse Rule

Posted 2013-08-19

We now have a General Anti Abuse Rule to consider when advising clients or preparing tax returns.

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HMRC Residence Test Tool

Posted 2013-07-02

A new statutory test for residence status was introduced this year in an attempt to clarify the sometimes confusing historic rules which had been built up through case law and practice.

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Real Time Information Update

Posted 2013-07-02

Real Time Information (RTI) became compulsory for all employers this year. Under this scheme employers have to file details of pay and tax each time they make payments to employers.

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Employee Shares for Rights

Posted 2013-05-02

After a turbulent passage through the House of Lords the new proposal for employee shares is on its way to the statute book.

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Dividend vs Salary - The PA Holdings Case

Posted 2013-05-02

Following the news that the PA Holdings case will not be appealed we can consider the implications of the ruling in this case.

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Charities Online

Posted 2013-04-08

Monday 22 April 2013 is the launch of Charities Online. This new service allows tax repayment claims to be submitted online to claim back tax in respect of Gift Aid donations received by the charity or CASC.

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Payroll news for employers

Posted 2013-03-27

Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are to benefit from a relaxation of the rules regarding Real Time Information (RTI) reporting arrangements, according to HMRC.
They have recognised that certain employers may need longer to comply with the new regulations that take effect from the 6 April 2013.

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Things to consider for 2013-2014

Posted 2013-03-27

…just a few reminders of things you might like to think about as we approach the end of the tax year.

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News for employers March 2013

Posted 2013-03-27

In the past employers have filed an annual return of pay and tax details. As from April employers will have to file pay and tax details each time an employee is paid.

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What people are saying

“As a relatively new start up business we are still very sensitive to costs. Recently we received a quotation from QBS Online on a “like for like” services basis with our existing accountants. We have made the decision to move to QBS which will realize a 36% reduction in our accountancy costs. This is most welcome news at a time where every penny counts.”

- Nigel Messenger, MD, Castleman UK Ltd

Using QBS has changed the way we do business. Previously we were using many suppliers to help us with things like accounts, payroll, even IT support. Now we use QBS for all manner of business procedures, which has simplified our outgoings and allowed us more time to spend on growing our business.

- DH, Haus Digital Ltd

 

 

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