Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

How will the contractor crack down affect law firms?

Vale & WestMay 22,2018
Jason Pyke

A new consultation exploring the taxation of contractors working in the private sector may have a significant effect on law firms.

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Calls to scrap inheritance tax

Vale & WestMay 21,2018
Richard Ziemba

Independent think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that inheritance tax (IHT) should be scrapped and replaced with a tax on those receiving the money.

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HMRC considers extension of IR35 rules to private sector

Vale & WestMay 21,2018
Blog,SME,SMEs

After much deliberation, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has finally shed light on the future of IR35 tax legislation in the private sector.

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Buy-to-let market “continues to operate at stable levels”

Vale & WestMay 18,2018
Blog,Jason Pyke

New research indicates that there were 5,200 new buy-to-let mortgages approved in February, suggesting that buy-to-let investment remains attractive despite the commonly-held view that recent tax changes are deterring new landlords from the market.

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SMEs anticipating substantial growth over next two years

Vale & WestMay 17,2018
Blog,Business,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

New research carried out by Wesleyan Bank suggests that 65 per cent of Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are anticipating achieving growth of at least 40 per cent in the next two years.

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UK business tax regime still attractive to foreign business

Vale & WestMay 17,2018
Kathryn Cutts

A recent study has found that the UK has retained its place in the top three of the world’s most competitive tax regimes despite uncertainties around Brexit.

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Government proposes new tax measures to encourage green van driving

Vale & WestMay 16,2018
Blog

The Government has launched a new clean air consultation designed to encourage van drivers to go green, which could include additional taxes on ‘dirty’ vehicles.

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Accounting changes are a success in legal sector

Vale & WestMay 15,2018
Jason Pyke

Recent changes to legal sector accounting have delivered a “greater focus” on issues of genuine concern, according to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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‘Dynamic coding’ could have led to double taxation

Vale & WestMay 14,2018
Richard Ziemba

Tax bodies such as the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) suggest that taxpayers could lose their personal allowance or end up paying tax twice because of early cracks in digital tax systems.

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Treasury Minister warns taxpayers of HMRC phishing scams

Vale & WestMay 14,2018
Blog,HMRC,Tax,Tax Blog

MP and Treasury Minister Mel Stride has warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for increasingly elaborate phishing emails, text messages and phone calls purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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