HMRC - New mobile apps to help with record-keeping

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is producing simple record keeping mobile apps for small businesses.

The apps, which are mostly free, complement existing HMRC record-keeping guidance and tools. They aim to help small businesses and the self-employed who are below the VAT threshold - £77,000 ­maintain good records and estimate what their tax liability might be.

The apps help take forward our commitment to tax transparency in a very direct and practical way. They can help SMEs feel more confident about their record-keeping and provide a direct link to the business’s finances, freeing up time which can be better spent on the day-to-day running of the business.”

More and more small businesses use Smart phones as part of their business. These apps will provide the opportunity to keep track of records on the go, wherever business people are. Record-keeping is often an add-on to day-to-day running of small businesses and the apps will hopefully help to make it an integral part of the business. We welcomed the opportunity to work with them and help guide taxpayers.

The apps are part of an ongoing campaign beginning in 2012/13 to help small businesses with their record-keeping obligations.

For a list of the developers with available apps http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/softwaredevelopers/mobile-apps/record-keeping.htm

 Monty Jivraj

Jeffrey Green Russell

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Fairness in justice is written by Monty Jivrav, a consultant at the commercial law firm Jeffery Green Russell. Monty has more than four years’ litigation experience and seven years in commerce, during which he has dealt with HMRC on a wide variety of indirect and direct tax issues. This understanding of how HMRC's policies affect UK businesses helps him to prepare and litigate claims against HMRC.

His extensive knowledge of domestic and international businesses, compliance work and due diligence procedures, place him in a unique position to assist clients on evidence and strategy. In January 2007 he was one of the few individuals invited to give evidence before a Lords EU subcommittee inquiry into Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud in the UK.