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Essentials of VAT: Part 2

In this second part of a two-part blog, we look at some more aspects of VAT registration. What information should I put on a VAT invoice?There is quite a lot…

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Introduction to VAT: Part 1

What is VAT?"Value Added Tax," or VAT as it is more commonly known, is a sales tax added to most goods and services sold across the European Union (“EU“). It…

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Autumn Statement 2014

George Osborne gave his annual "Autumn Statement" to Parliament on 3 December 2014. What does it mean for the "man on the street"? Overall it was a generally positive statement,…

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How can sub-contractors get “gross status”?

If you're a subcontractor, you are no doubt accustomed to having 20% tax deducted off your earnings, part of which you can normally have refunded when your tax return is…

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2012 Self Assessment Tax Return Deadline

The deadline for your 2012 Tax Return is 31st January 2013 if submitted electronically. Had you opted to file a paper based return you could have submitted these up until…

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My 2011 Tax Return is Still Outstanding

According to HMRC, there are still currently over half a million self assessment tax returns outstanding. Are you one of them? Unfortunately you would have obtained a recent notice from…

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Are you an Electrician? HMRC may be after you!

HMRC have recently issued a press release in order to make electricians up and down the country aware of their focus chasing any unpaid taxes by this sector. Have you…

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