The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) has launched a consultation called

It is that time of year again when businesses have to start preparing their Employer Annual Returns which are due to HMRC by 19 May, says the


HMRC has agreed a new approach to PAYE late filing penalties with professional tax bodies to lessen the number of companies receiving notices for £400+ fines in September each year.


AccountingWEB’s Working Together eGroup this week flagged up a major mailing error at HMRC in which 17,000 final reminder letters have been sent in error.


At the end of this week HMRC will start sending out around 900,000 penalty notices for failing to file 2010/11 Self Assessment returns on time.


A client has received in January 2012 a £400 penalty for late submission of the P11D for the year ended 5 April 2007.  He is rather upset about this!


I have noticed a recent trend for accountants not to advise clients when tax is payable. In some cases, this policy is clearly stated in the letter of engagement.


I have this afternoon been advised that because of industrial action planned for 31 January, HMRC has taken an early decision not to impose penalties for late filed 2011 returns which are filed on


The new regime for late filing penalties is throwing up a number of challenges for practitioners during the January Self Assessment rush.



I Have recently taken-on a new client- previously he traded as a partnership, but the partnership ceased on 31st march 2011and  incorporated from 1/4/2011