Financial Planning In An Economic Downturn - 11/09/2008

Trevor Cook advises businesses that, as concerns over the UK economy continue to grow, it is essential - particularly for particularly small and medium-sized enterprises - to be properly prepared for financially testing times.


Gift Aid Transitional Relief - 03/09/2008

Charities are entitled to claim a tax repayment in respect of gift aid donations made by individuals.


Reducing Employers’ Administration - 03/09/2008

HMRC have now issued further guidance on the increase inThe Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR), has launched a campaign advising employers on how they can reduce the amount of administration involved in dealing with their employment law obligations. the personal tax allowance which is due to take effect from 7 September 2008.


NMW Changes - 03/09/2008

HMRC have announced that some changes to penalties and calculation of arrears of National Minimum Wage (NMW) payments have been delayed to April 2009.


Penalties - 03/09/2008

HMRC have published a leaflet on the new HMRC penalties warning tax payers to make sure that their records are sufficient to comply with the new penalty regime.


‘Paper’ Tax Return Deadline Looming - 03/09/2008

HMRC are reminding taxpayers who wish to complete paper self assessment tax returns that the new 31 October 2008 deadline is ‘only weeks away’.


VAT Treatment Of Charity Challenge Events - 03/09/2008

HMRC have issued revised guidance on Charity Challenge Events, including those that qualify for the VAT Charity Fundraising Exemption.


Stamp Duty Threshold Raised In A Bid To Help Buyers - 03/09/2008

The government has announced a package of measures to help boost a struggling property market, including raising the stamp duty land tax threshold by £50,000. Brought in for a twelve month period from 3rd September 2008 to 3rd September 2009, a home must now sell for £175,000 before stamp duty is paid.



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