Member Since: 10th Apr 2006
23rd Jun 2011
Just as a matter of interest I am vaguely considering merging my accountancy services limited company with a company that delivers legal services. Would they be considered as one trade for corporation tax purposes once merged despite doing pretty different activities????
4th Apr 2011
I've been a bit of an ostrich about this but I only deal with a few company accounts and have previously filed them using the HMRC free software (basically as PDF attachments). I am hoping HMRC have developed some free software for us small guys to file with???
24th Mar 2009
No! No! And double no!
Well I'm going to put no and no for all my clients and my own company (even though I'm a one-man band limited company accountant) because IR35 simply doesn't apply and I believe that is what the question is asking.
If the rest of you want to put yes and yes please do!
Anyway who ever heard of anyone ever getting caught out by IR35 who has received proper advice? My understanding is that HMRC have failed in most cases where the Professional Contractors Group has been involved.
16th Oct 2008
The trouble with civil servants particularly at HMRC is that they have a mindset that says they should be collecting money and holding on to it, not actually giving it out and helping people.
15th Oct 2008
No emissions no car?
If motorcycles have no emissions figures then surely they can't be cars!
Right I'm off to my local bicycle shop get a £3000 carbon road bicycle.....hopefully they still qualify for AIAs!
15th Oct 2008
Cars can get AIA too...
Of course just because it is classified as a car doesn't mean it can't get AIA. I believe cars with emissions less than 110g/km of CO2 can get AIA so small cars and motorcycles should qualify. Is that correct?
31st Jul 2008
I would argue that any sort of biscuit is bad so you might as well go the whole hog and get the chocolate digestives.....
6th Jun 2008
Is it any wonder that "Customer Service Professionals" are bottom of the heap. Slow on the track and slow off it, especially to answer the telephone and resolve customer complaints.
Anyway I can confirm, as an ex-kart racer myself, that us accountants have a penchant for speed but also a habit of flying off the track if my brief career (pardon the pun) is anything to go by!
26th Feb 2008
Looking at the proposed rules it is possible a bookkeeper who only did a bit of work on your and other people's premises might be exempt.
The fee applies to a business premise so if there is no business premise surely no fee?
HMRC try to define premises which could include a cruise ship apparently but they don't mention whether houseboats, caravans or tents might be considered premises - or the boot of your car.
6th Dec 2007
I mean it is isn' it, complete and utter b*ll*x. You wonder if there is an inkling of intelligence in the Treasury. It's not even worth responding because they won't listen to a word accountants say or even the general public come to that. Try and solve a problem with another piece of ill-thought out legislation that will only result of inumerable confrontations between HMRC and taxpayers. Great public relations! Anyway what do I care I'm not married, merely have lived with my partner and three children for the last 15 years and share all my company's income with them.