05 Dec

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Three Questions Everyone Asks About Self Assessment Tax Returns

So it’s that time of the year again. The time of the year when some of us panic at the realisation we are not as organised for the imminent Self Assessment Tax Return deadline as we would like. 

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06 Oct

The benefits of outsourcing your payroll

Management of your payroll can be a major administrative burden to a small business. Not only do your employees need to be paid on time and accurately but maintaining compliance with HMRC can be a minefield if left in the hands of someone inexperienced.

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29 Mar

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Deadline for Gender Pay Gap Reporting Draws Near

Starting last year in 2017, businesses with more than 250 employees (see below for who counts as an employee) have to report their gender pay gaps both on their customer facing websites and to the Government online.

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06 Feb

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746,000 People Still to Submit Tax Return - Fines Explained.

The Self Assessment Tax Return deadline was the 31st January but there are still 746,000 people who are yet to submit. You will have received a £100 penalty already but what now?

We have broken down the penalty fees for you below. Firstly, the late submission fees:

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10 Jan

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Looking to Claim R&D Tax Credits? We can Help with That.

Recently Incisive Accountants have become aware of so called ‘technical experts’ taking advantage of businesses in regards to R&D Tax Credits. With this article we hope to clarify R&D Tax Credits, who can claim for them and how we can assist with this process. 

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Autumn Budget Disappointment

Tuesday's Autumn budget was a disappointment, unless you are a first time property buyer.  The chancellor preferred to adopt a low risk strategy rather than really address some of the key issues.  What struck me was the fact that the budget does almost nothing to deal with growth: the OBR’s forec

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Buy-to-Let Confusion

The buy-to-let world has been bombarded with change this year with the removal of the 45% relief on mortgage interest costs and removal of the 10% allowance for ‘wear and tear’ on furnished properties being just a few examples. 

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HMRC Issue Tax-Free Childcare Compensation.

Are you eligible for compensation from HRMC regarding Tax-Free Childcare?
 
HMRC has been experiencing problems with its Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) software, resulting in some users being unable to access their website and accounts. 
 
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PAYE Exemptions and Dispensations

During April 2016 the laws on dispensations changed; they have now been replaced with exemptions. Over twelve months later, there is still confusion over the appropriate way to handle expenses. 
 

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