Tax year change on the horizon?
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Tax year change on the horizon?
Posted by Ben Locker on September 22, 2021

The Office of Tax Simplification is looking at a possible tax year change. But do you know why the tax year ends on 5th April?

How the taxman uses Big Brother techniques to make you pay
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How the taxman uses Big Brother techniques to make you pay
Posted by Ben Locker on September 3, 2021

The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT). Here are some of the techniques the taxman uses to encourage you all to pay up in full and on time.

Are travel costs always tax deductible?
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Are travel costs always tax deductible?
Posted by Ben Locker on August 25, 2021

Are travel costs tax-deductible – many of us try and claim our travel expenses back from the taxman but is it really the best thing to do?

HMRC mileage allowance – don’t let the taxman motor through your allowances
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HMRC mileage allowance – don’t let the taxman motor through your allowances
Posted by Ben Locker on August 18, 2021

HMRC mileage allowance – if you use your vehicle for both business and leisure purposes don’t forget to log your business mileage carefully.

5 signs you need to change your accountant 
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5 signs you need to change your accountant 
Posted by Ben Locker on August 13, 2021

Change accountant? Are you worried you’re not getting value for money from your existing accountant? Here are 5 signs you might not be…

Data Protection? I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition!
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Data Protection? I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition!
Posted by Ben Locker on August 2, 2021

Many companies obtain and hold the personal details of their customers but have you fallen foul of data protection laws? Find out more now.

Government announces ‘Basis Period Reform’ for self-employed
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Government announces ‘Basis Period Reform’ for self-employed
Posted by Ben Locker on July 21, 2021

The government has announced an upcoming ‘Basis Period Reform’. If your accounting year is different to the tax year, it will apply to you.

Can HMRC check your private bank account? Yes, and it could become normal!
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Can HMRC check your private bank account? Yes, and it could become normal!
Posted by Ben Locker on July 5, 2021

If you have ever wondered, “Can HMRC check your personal bank account?” this post can help. New proposals may see automatic sharing of bank data.

Bidding for government contracts? Carbon reduction plan needed by September
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Bidding for government contracts? Carbon reduction plan needed by September
Posted by Ben Locker on June 30, 2021

If you plan on bidding for government contracts, you’ll need a carbon reduction plan by September 2021 – and commit to net zero by 2050.

Self-isolating employees? You really can put them on furlough
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Self-isolating employees? You really can put them on furlough
Posted by Ben Locker on June 23, 2021

Many employers don’t know that self-isolating employees can be furloughed. The reason? Unclear government guidance. We take a closer look.

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