Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

TSB launches digital advice program to support SMEs

Vale & WestJun 13,2019
Blog,Business,Business Advice,Business Blog,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

A nationwide programme has been launched by high street bank TSB in a bid to help improve the digital expertise of small business owners.

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First MTD-compatible VAT returns filed

Vale & WestJun 12,2019
Lee Gardner

Although the first Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT filing deadline passed without too many problems on 7 May, the biggest test will come on 7 August, when the largest wave of the 1.1 million VAT registered businesses in the UK have to file under the new system for the first time.

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Time taken to settle HMRC tax investigations reaches record length

Vale & WestJun 12,2019
Accountancy,Blog,HMRC,Tax,Tax Blog

The length taken to settle HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) tax investigations reached an all-time high in March 2019.

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Chiefs bag East Berks league title – and their boots!

Vale & WestJun 11,2019
Blog,Press Release

Eversley & California Chiefs successfully claimed their under-13’s league title this year and have already bagged their boots for next season ­– thanks to a surprise sponsorship by Thames Valley accountants Vale & West.

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Richest families dominate use of IHT

Vale & WestJun 10,2019
Richard Ziemba

According to new figures, some of the UK’s wealthiest families are benefitting from up to £666 million a year in Inheritance Tax (IHT) reliefs on agricultural land and business property.

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HMRC refunds £1.8 million child benefit tax penalties

Vale & WestJun 10,2019
Blog,HMRC,Personal Tax,Tax

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued £1.8 million in refunds after reviewing cases where families were hit with penalties for failing to register for a charge relating to their child benefits.

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UK exports goods at “unprecedented levels”

Vale & WestJun 7,2019
Blog,Business,Exports

Despite ongoing Brexit and political uncertainty, exports across the UK have surged to record levels.

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Businesses are not adapting for millennial dads

Vale & WestJun 6,2019
Blog,Business,Business Blog,Employees,SMEs / Business

In today’s society, there has been a ‘seismic shift’ among male millennials, yet, recent research has revealed that the majority of businesses are failing to understand that they need to be offering the flexibility these employees require to balance work demands with the desire to be a hands-on dad.

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Construction firms in taxman’s VAT sights

Vale & WestJun 5,2019
Lee Gardner

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned businesses in the construction sector that it plans to introduce new rules that will affect them as it aims to tackle VAT fraud.

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Next Steps for Making Tax Digital

Vale & WestJun 5,2019
Accountancy,Accounting,Blog,HMRC,Income Tax,Making Tax Digital,MTD,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was launched in April 2019 for VAT. Now, hundreds of thousands of VAT-registered businesses who are above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are recording and reporting their accounts digitally to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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