Accountants and taxation advisers for small business, start-ups & individuals based in the suburbs of South Birmingham covering Kings Heath, Hall Green, Moseley and surrounding areas.
We provide for all your necessary accountancy and taxation requirements including accounts preparation, management accounts, personal and company tax returns, VAT,
payroll including CIS, cash flow forecasts, reviewing and implementing accounting and management systems.
We provide a friendly and reliable service to meet all your compliance requirements on a cost effective basis. We also act proactively to assist your business and provide a range of personal and business tax planning opportunities.
The Coronavirus Bill gives the government emergency powers to deal with the crisis in any way it needs. Direct support is available for employers, the self-employed and most businesses with commercial premises. Funding is also available via the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which can be obtained through your own bank.
There are a range of other measures to assist individuals and businesses, please contact us if you have any queries about the support being offered.
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is HMRC’s attempt to fully computerise UK tax payers’ affairs. In effect, all the information required to work out an individual’s or a company’s tax liability will be “pushed” electronically to their personal tax account (PTA) with HMRC.
HMRC have back-tracked from their original time table which was due to commence 6 April 2018. The intention now is for all unincorporated businesses with turnover above the present VAT registration limit, £85,000, will need to file their VAT returns using a suitable online link from April 2019.
When MTD is fully implemented, certainly not before April 2020, it will no longer be necessary to submit an annual self-assessment tax return. MTD will apply to most unincorporated businesses (including property landlords). From a compliance point of view, affected businesses will need to upload summarised accounting data on a quarterly basis, and will have an opportunity to revise this data annually, confirming that all is present and correct. This is a major downside feature of MTD: instead of one annual declaration to HMRC this will be replaced by four quarterly uploads and one annual adjustment.
MTD will also require this information to be uploaded electronically. You won’t be able to fill in a form and send it in the post.
Clearly, MTD is going to be a major upheaval, for HMRC, business owners and taxpayers, and professional advisors. In fact, it will be the most significant change in the UK tax system since the introduction of self-assessment many year ago.
HMRC have indicated that affected taxpayers will be able to upload data via spreadsheets as well as from proprietary accounting software. They have also indicated that there may be free software that can be used by smaller-scale businesses.
Whether HMRC can deliver a sound platform to support MTD is largely an unknown, based on previous attempts to computerise their systems confidence is not high.
What is required is that VAT registered businesses consider their options to comply with MTD in advance of the April 2019 commencement deadline.
The tax gap is the difference between the tax that should be paid to HMRC and the actual tax that has been paid. HMRC's latest figures show that the tax gap has reduced from 7.3% in 2005/06 to an estimated 5.7% in 2016/17 - worth £71 billion in tax revenues.
According to HMRC, small firms are responsible for 41% of the current tax gap, followed by large businesses at 21% and mid-sized firms at 12%. Criminals are responsible for 16% of the gap.
HMRC is working with small businesses to help them get their tax right first time around and that it aims to make sure the tax system assists businesses in setting up, operating and growing. Digital record keeping and an automated tax system - with the introduction of making Tax Digital - will help businesses get their tax affairs in order, says HMRC.
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