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Sian Kelly

When are Self-Assessment payments on account required?

January 17, 2018 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

As the self-assessment deadline looms, it is not only necessary to consider what might be owing for 2017/18, but also whether any payments on account towards the 2017/18 liability need to be made.

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How cloud accountants can improve your business performance

December 14, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The advent of Cloud technology has revolutionised numerous aspects of business, and the fields of accountancy and bookkeeping are no exception. But if your accountant has yet to embrace this digital boom, you might just be being sold short of the many benefits on offer.

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SDLT- How much will you pay?

December 13, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

 

Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) was the headline-grabbing measure in the Autumn Budget on 22 November 2017, with the announcement that first-time buyers will no longer have to pay SDLT on the first £300,000 when they buy their first home, as long as the purchase price does not exceed £500,000.

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Tax-free Christmas Parties

December 06, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Moderation in all things is the taxman’s motto when it comes to tax-free Christmas parties. The tax legislation allows employees and their guests to enjoy a Christmas party or similar annual function without suffering a benefits in kind tax charge – as long as the event is reasonably modest. In this regard, this means the cost per head is not more than £150.

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The Autumn Statement 2017 Summary- Tax Announcements

November 28, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

“BUILDING A BRITAIN FIT FOR THE FUTURE”

This was the main theme of the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s second budget as he committed to spending more on infrastructure projects and stimulating the housing market. He had to put on a good performance to keep his job after criticism following the Spring Budget.

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Macaroon Wars… Inform Accounting crowned winners!

November 21, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Last Wednesday the Inform Accounting team (under the incredibly inventive name ‘Cooking by Numbers’) took the macaroon world by storm and showed their piping prowess, winning top spot in the Macaroon Wars put on by Miss Macaroon in the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham.

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