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Corporation Tax: Summary of instalment payment regime

Small companies pay their corporation tax nine months and one day after the accounting year end. However, companies that are classified as ‘large’ or ‘very large’ are required to make quarterly corporation tax instalment payments. These instalments must be based on an estimate of the tax that will be due, and interest will be charged… Read More

Capital Gains tax changes on private residence from April 2020

Property owners with taxable gains on their residential properties need  to be aware of the changes to how the tax is paid and changes to valuable exemptions. Under the current system, these gains would be reported in the self assessment tax return and the tax is payable on 31st January after the tax year in… Read More

The Drive Towards Electric Vehicles

Somehow the start of a new year always gets us thinking about big plans and what the future might have in store for us.  For me, on a practical level, this has meant thinking about the replacement of my car which is coming to the end of its PCP term and that got me thinking about… Read More

HMRC VAT Investigations

Our experience shows that many of the tax investigations we handle are VAT investigations. This can be a very stressful time for the client and such investigations can be time consuming and lengthy in process. Such investigations can take anywhere in the region of three months to eighteen months to reach a conclusion depending on… Read More

AGN Excellent+ Seminar in Malaga, the Tax perspective

In the morning session of the AGN International conference in Malaga on 27th September 2019 we had to opportunity to learn more about tax issues in relation to cross-border employment. This was an excellent chance to work in groups on case studies to highlight the fundamental income tax and social security principles. These particular issues… Read More

Karen Keeling, Dafferns new Tax Director

We are delighted to announce Karen Keeling’s appointment as Tax Director. Karen, who is both FCCA and CTA qualified, joined Dafferns in 2014 and has worked in the firm’s corporate reporting, small business and tax teams. This new role will see Karen heading up both the personal and corporate tax teams, working alongside tax partners… Read More

Big changes ahead in the contractor market

There seems to be a general perception within HMRC that most, if not all, taxpayers are determined to avoid tax if ever they can.  If, like me, you have worked in public practice accountancy for many years, you will no doubt have come across some people for whom HMRC’s perception is absolutely right, but these people… Read More

Making Tax Digital – Everything you need to know – June 2019

The Governments’ ambitious programme, Making Tax Digital (MTD), is an initiative to implement fundamental changes to the way the tax system works by becoming one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. The original plans were to introduce a digital tax system that would require most businesses, self-employed people and landlords to… Read More

The tax impact of BREXIT Part 2 – VAT

Part 2 of my BREXIT tax review focusses on Vat, which will be the main tax area impacted by the UK’s impending exit from the EU. The main BREXIT tax focus is on VAT of course, because this is a tax that crosses borders and the UK has been part of a so-called unified VAT… Read More

The tax impact of BREXIT Part 1

In this brief and very welcome Brexit news hiatus, I thought it was worth a quick check back on trying to understand the tax effects of Brexit. In this first post I will quickly mention corporation tax, income tax and payroll taxes, leaving the main event, VAT, for Part 2. Corporation tax Brexit has placed… Read More

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