Member Since: 14th Apr 2014
10th Aug 2021
May I suggest looking up Centurion VAT Specialists (https://www.centurionvat.com/). I am not sure of their hourly rate, but as it is a specialist service, I would be prepared to pay a higher monthly fee than your basic compliance service would be charged at.
4th Aug 2021
It will all depend on what level of income you have from your PAYE job. Dividends are taxed at 7.5%, 32.5% or 38.1% depending on your income bracket. You also have the dividend tax free allowance (for now).
You will need to declare this income on a personal tax return, and if not already registered, you will need to register for the self assessment system.
You should speak to your accountant, and they will be able to give you an estimated tax liability depending on your personal circumstances. They also may be able to offer advice on ways to save tax.
29th Jul 2021
Thanks for confirming that. We have had the same response from HMRC, and also no calls recorded as coming into our phone system at all from the known HMRC numbers. They would normally show as abandoned calls if they are ended before they ring though. We have changed one of our logins to have access codes sent to an individuals mobile, and they are coming through with no issue, but this is not feasible long term. The problem only seems to have happened since yesterday morning, it was working fine until then.
29th Jul 2021
Can I ask if you have an automated message that is read out when clients call before it starts ringing on your end (i.e. Calls are recorded for security purposes etc.)? We have spoken to HMRC and they have advised it could be an issue with this recorded message in that the HMRC code is read out, and the call ended before the recorded message on our end has finished, therefore the call is not ringing through.
15th Jul 2021
Also note that immunosuppressed individuals who have had the vaccine may not have the same level of protection as those with no existing medical conditions.
If the member of staff is going out clubbing as often as they can, then I would assume that they will not be paying particular attention to who they are coming into contact with, or their own personal hygiene in terms of sanitising hands etc.
This would lead on that they are at higher risk of catching COVID, and then bringing it into the office, in turn infecting those vulnerable employees who are doing everything possible to stay safe.
The only valid reason to not have the vaccine is on medical grounds, but these are far and few between, so the vast majority of the population can, and should, get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The workplace should be a safe environment, and it should not be spoiled by one individuals selfish actions!
8th Jul 2021
There is this one here: https://www.accountingweb.co.uk/any-answers/ssp-but-average-pay-reduced-...
On this occasion the OP called employment lawyers who came to the conclusion it is based on actual earnings, so they may not be entitled to SSP.
8th Jul 2021
Are they a new client? If they have not been provided by the previous accountant for some reason, you can ask HMRC for a copy that was submitted with the CT600. I had to do this when the clients previous accountant just disappeared, and the client did not keep a copy themselves (they now ask for copies of everything for their records - rightfully so).
If you have no legal entitlement to them (i.e. curiosity, competitor etc.) then as others have said, you will need to get them from the company itself.
26th Mar 2021
Yes, we did encourage employers to require their employees to take holiday while on furlough, and many did with the top-up to furlough being used so minimising the cost to the employer. However, as with most things we advise, not everyone took this option up, and so they have the holiday issue now.
We also have a couple of employers who have worked through the pandemic with no staff (or minimal staff) on furlough. The staff that worked had to often cover sickness from covid, the few people that were on furlough etc, and so built up their holiday.
1st Mar 2021
There will be an option within your accounts production software to enter these details. It is usually a similar place where you enter your government gateway details required for filing tax returns. It should then be a simple click of a button/couple of buttons to file the accounts directly to Companies House from within the software.
As a side note, if you want to file any paid documents (i.e. CS01) you will also need to apply for a credit account.
16th May 2018
We have been looking into this as we use an automated system for sending out invoices to clients. Under the GDPR there is an exemption for 'sending personal data under contractual obligation such as transactional communications'. This means you don't need specific consent for sending invoices and I would extrapolate this to statements too as they contain the same information.
I am no-way an expert on this matter, but I have taken it from Mercia Group bulletin issued in June 2017: