Member Since: 14th May 2010
27th Mar 2020
Of course establishments costs are incurred. Heating, electric and water (not incurred during office hours if working away from home), business telephone and internet costs. The grant would also help with other overhead costs, it did not say it would be to help businesses ony with their establishment costs but with their ongoing business costs. I concede a £10K grant would be high but a small one of £3K would help.
26th Mar 2020
It is not so straight forward. I have my office at home and tried to pay business rates but it says on the local authority website that one does not need to apply. In my mind this means automatic exemption. Therefore I believe there is an entitlement to receive help. I wrote to my local authority and it will be interesing what their reply will be.
22nd Jul 2017
We live in a world which is becoming more and more complex and the tax system is part of it. Tax simplification is a big joke. I look forward to the day when there will be be a digital meltdown and all 'tax customers' records have been wiped. I believe MTD will have the opposite effect and make information even less accurate. Many clients will submit their own figures to save increased fees and will not have a clue. HMRC is totally under staffed and not very well educated. How is the online help desk going to cope. Instead of wasting millions in MTD, HMRC should be properly funded and give real people a job, the tax customer can talk to and get help and advice. Where is the local tax office? I can only say we live in interesting times.
25th Apr 2012
Yes, I was told to do it online after I phoned HMRC but found I needed the UTR number which had not been sent by HMRC. They now have to send a letter with the UTR number shown. This is efficiency for you!!