• Posted February 26, 2019

What tax savings could I make before the end of the year?

With over 40% of self-assessment tax returns expected to be submitted in January 2019, most people are focusing on filing their 2017/18 tax return on time. However, the 31 January also means that there are only 2 months left of the 2018/19 tax year. And with one month to go now, there is still some […]


  • Posted November 14, 2018

What do we need for your tax return?

We are now well and truly in to tax return season.  As a tax advisor, everyone expects January to be my busiest time, but the majority of my clients actually bring their accounts and tax records in between November and December.  This has led me to think about when you are frantically packing a year’s […]


  • Posted October 2, 2018

Do I need to register for Self-Assessment

As the 5 October deadline to register for self-assessment for the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching I thought this was the ideal time to give a quick overview of situations where you need to register for self-assessment tax. Some of the common reasons for needing to register for self-assessment are: You have income from self-employment […]


  • Posted January 5, 2018

How To Pay Your Self Assessment Tax Bill

As the 31st January deadline looms, we recommend paying your self assessment tax bill early to avoid missing the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances. The payment amount due for 31st January is available on your tax computation. This is a link to the HM Revenue & Customs website which details the various ways in which […]


  • Posted July 28, 2017

Payments on Account July Deadline, what you need to know

We are currently nearing the 31 July deadline for your second Payment on Account. Though what does this mean and how does it work? Payments on Account are advance payments towards your self-assessment tax bill. Two of these payments are made each year, and each payment is half your previous year’s tax bill. They are […]


  • Posted May 3, 2017

Tax Changes for Contractors

There have been unprecedented number of tax changes affecting the contractor sector recently. Below we have considered some of the changes due to affect the contractor sector this year. IR35 and Public Sector Contractors From April, most contractors working with the public sector are likely to be caught under the new IR35 rules. This means […]


  • Posted November 24, 2016

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

In his first Autumn Statement as Chancellor, Philip Hammond, announced an introduction of a new 16.5% flat rate of VAT for businesses which have a very low cost base. These businesses will be known as a ‘limited cost trader’. From 1 April 2017, new and existing users of the Flat Rate Scheme will need to determine whether […]


  • Posted November 16, 2016

Who needs to complete a Self Assessment tax return?

The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April to following year. You will need to complete a Self Assessment tax return if, in the last tax year any of the following applied to you: You were self-employed; You received more than £2,500 in untaxed income, for example from renting out a property or […]


  • Posted October 25, 2016

Deadline for paper tax returns approaches

The deadline for submitting your self-assessment paper tax return for the 2015/16 tax year is 31 October 2016. You need to complete form SA100, with details of any of the following sources of income: Income from self-employment Employment income Dividends Income/expenses from rental property Gains/losses made from selling assets. There are also additional sections for […]


  • Posted September 12, 2016

Would the marriage tax allowance benefit me?

Are you married or in a civil partnership? Is one of you a non-taxpayer? Is the other partner a basic rate tax payer? If the answer to all of these questions is yes, you may be entitled to claim the marriage tax allowance.   The marriage tax allowance allows the non-tax paying partner to transfer […]