New online platform for filing VAT returns

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Since 14 February 2018 VAT returns have to be filed via a new government platform. Bishop Fleming’s James Darby explains what you need to do. As part of an upgrade to their systems, HM Revenue […]

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Making Tax Digital for VAT is just 12 months away

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The first stage of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will apply to all VAT registered businesses who are over the VAT turnover threshold (frozen at £85,000 until March 2020). From the first VAT return which starts […]

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Sage 50 Accounts – upgrade to file online tax forms

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Sage 50 Accounts users who are using old versions of the software will need to upgrade to carry on submitting reports to the tax office. Bishop Fleming’s Mark Smith explains what you need to do. […]

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Digital tax amnesty for businesses

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Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming have welcomed the brakes being put on Making Tax Digital for business, after the government admitted it needed more time. Sole traders, partnerships and landlords with income above £85,000 were […]

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Is Making Tax Digital Dead in the Water?

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In a shock move the government has announced that a major project to digitalise the tax system for businesses is to be suspended indefinitely. Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business was meant to commence in […]

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Making Tax Digital for business

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Following the 2017 Spring Budget it has been confirmed that Making Tax Digital, the most radical change in the tax system for over 20 years, will proceed as planned, but with a delay of a […]

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Digital tax reporting from April 2018

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The government has announced that digital tax reporting for unincorporated businesses and landlords will start in April 2018, despite calls for it to be delayed. But there will be relaxations from what had originally been planned. […]

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FRS 102: Small companies called to account

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For accounting periods starting on or after 1 January 2016, small companies face radical reforms to the presentation of their financial reports under Financial Reporting Standard 102 (FRS 102) Section 1A. Therefore a company with […]

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Digital questions for charities

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The Charity Commission has published guidance for charities wishing to embrace digital technology. Through a series of 12 questions that a charity’s board can ask itself, the guidance is meant to help trustees decide on […]

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Landlords face new tax threat from local authorities

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Buy-to-let landlords who rent out their properties to students could face new charges from local authorities keen to raise revenue. Liverpool council is looking into ways of making private student landlords pay business rates on their […]

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