Wilder Coe LTD - February 2017

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HMRC publishes long-awaited responses to Making Tax Digital consultations

The Government’s long-awaited responses to six consultations about Making Tax Digital (MTD) which were originally opened in August 2016 were published at the end of January. Despite ongoing criticisms regarding the proposed short MTD timescale, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) confirmed that the project will not be delayed. This means that mandatory ...

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Donít miss out on grandparentsí pension boost

A request under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that just 1,300 people have claimed National Insurance (NI) credits, which can help them ensure their entitlement to the full state pension when they reach retirement age, if they have left employment to care for grandchildren or other relatives under the age of 12. With more grandparents helping ...

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Businesses encouraged to cash-in older currency

From 5 May 2017, the old paper £5 note will no longer be legal tender and may not be accepted in shops and could be refused by banks. After this date retailers and banks need only accept or swap old notes at their own discretion. The new Ďplasticí notes are already widely in circulation, but many businesses may find that they have the older cotton ...

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Do you know the rules on claiming capital allowances on cars?

If you buy and use cars in your business, you can claim capital allowances on their value, allowing you to deduct part of the value from your pre-tax profits using writing down allowances. The amount that you can deduct depends of the CO2 emissions of the car, whether it is new or second hand, when you bought it and the amount you paid for it ...

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Small businesses used to plug tax gap

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been accused of using small and medium-sized businesses to plug the UKís tax gap, following a report which showed an additional £468 million was generated in tax revenue by SMEs in 2016. The figure, obtained via a Freedom of Information Request, follows on from HMRCís announcement at the end of 2015 that small ...

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Small firms to be helped with bank switching

The UKís large army of small businesses will soon be able to switch their accounts between banks more easily, following changes to bank competition rules. The Bacs Payment Scheme, the organisation responsible for the majority of the UKís automated payments, has agreed to implement a number of improvements to make the retail banking market more competitive …

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