Articles in category: Accounting

Using Xero & affected my MTD?

Making Tax Digital came into effect from 1st April 2019. Under the new regulations, all UK businesses that are VAT registered and above the £85,000 threshold are now required to keep their records digitally and submit VAT returns to HMRC using MTD-compatible software. You are now unable to submit VAT returns using the HMRC website. […]

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Trivial Benefits; A Quick Guide

If you’re an employer and you provide benefits to your employees, these are usually subject to tax and National Insurance. HMRC introduced a new exemption for “trivial benefits”. This means that small gifts to employees and entertainment provided to employees are now exempt for tax and NI. What is a Trivial Benefit? A trivial benefit […]

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When will Making Tax Digital (MTD) affect your businesses VAT filing?

Here’s a great way to check when your business will be affected for Making Tax Digital for VAT. From 1st April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 must follow the MTD rules for VAT. This signifies the following: Keeping digital VAT records Using MTD compatible software to submit […]

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April 2019 – Rise in Minimum Auto-Enrolment Contributions

On 6th April 2019, the minimum auto enrolment statutory contributions will be rising in April 2019 in line with auto enrolment legislation. Business owners will need to ensure these increases are implemented and if they don’t act, it could result in fines from The Pensions Regulator. When does the increase take effect? Please see below […]

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UK Payslips: Changes to the Law in April 2019

On 6th April 2019, new legislation comes into effect which requires all workers to be given itemised payslips. It was noticed by UK Government that some employers had been either inadvertently or deliberately, flouting UK Employment Law and denying some employees their rights to minimum pay. For zero or low hour contracts, many companies were […]

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