Making Quarterly Payments of PAYE

For any company that employs staff it is necessary to account for PAYE and NIC deductions and to make any payments periodically to HM Revenue & Customs. For many small businesses this represents a significant administration task, in…

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Tax Deadline Looming

The deadline for online filing of 2010/11 self assessment tax returns is 31 January 2012. For anyone wishing to file their return on paper, the deadline was 31 October so online is now the way to go in…

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HMRC Phishing Emails

HMRC have reported an increase in the number of ‘phishing’ emails in recent months. These are emails from scammers who disguise themselves as HMRC, often telling the recipient that they are due a tax refund. Typically the message…

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Tax return 2010/11 filing deadline

The deadline for filing of self-assessment tax return forms on paper is 31 October, so at the time of writing there is about three weeks left for 2010/11 paper forms to be completed and sent out. We spoke…

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Self-assessment tax – late filing penalties from 2011

There are two important deadlines for filing of your self-assessment tax return. If you are completing a paper return, it must be received by HMRC no later than 31 October. If you are filing online, you have until…

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Mileage allowance is now 45p

It’s been over four months now since HMRC quietly raised the mileage allowance from 40p to 45p per business mile. With fuel prices having doubled in the last 12 years or so, not to mention soaring insurance costs,…

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