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  • Are you ready for Making Tax Digital for VAT?
    23rd February 2019

    Are you ready for Making Tax Digital for VAT?

    Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) is a hot topic right now - people want to know what MTD is and whether they are affected. I usually reply with two questions; are you VAT registered and is your turnover over £85,000?
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  • Is your (grand)child owed money by HMRC?
    22nd February 2019

    Is your (grand)child owed money by HMRC?

    For every child born in the UK between 1 September 2002 and 1 January 2011, HM Revenue & Customs was giving away free money. Yet unbelievably, despite several reminders, millions of pounds of this money remains unclaimed.
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  • Business sales - attributes and barriers - trading with associated companies
    20th February 2019

    Business sales - attributes and barriers - trading with associated companies

    My fifth blog in this series on business sales examines potential trading with associated companies and how it could impact on its marketability and the sales process.
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  • Business sales - attributes and barriers - complex structures
    13th February 2019

    Business sales - attributes and barriers - complex structures

    My fourth blog in this series on business sales considers the structure within your business and the possible impact on its marketability.
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  • Accountants and lawyers beware – the recent changes to Entrepreneurs Relief will catch out the unwary adviser.
    12th February 2019

    Accountants and lawyers beware – the recent changes to Entrepreneurs Relief will catch out the unwary adviser.

    The rules regarding Entrepreneurs Relief (ER) have existed since 2008 and have not changed much in ten years. The tax legislation regarding Entrepreneurs Relief is relatively straightforward and yet, as forensic accountants, we assist on a number of professional negligence claims in this area of tax. However, with the recent changes, which were announced just prior to Christmas 2018, I anticipate we will see many more potential professional negligence claims against accountants and lawyers in the future.
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