The pain of dealing with HMRC

September 10, 2019
@bdsmmia, The Professional Dominatrix from Bristol, understands what it's like dealing with HMRC. Perhaps we chartered accountants should stop complaining and just enjoy the pain?...
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If you started being self employed during the tax year ended 5 April 2019 and have not told HMRC that you are self employed you must do so on or before 6 October 2019.The HMRC website tells you what you have to do but why not ask an accountant to do it on your behalf. It's a...
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Successive governments, Conservative, Labour and for a short term the LibDems (in coalition with the Conservatives), have over the last 30 years cut HMRC so much that it's no longer fit for purpose....
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Ethics is defined as "moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity". It isn't, as far too many people believe, a county north east of London....
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Too many accountants give bad advice.I have come across so many that I now believe that they just can't be bothered to give the right advice because it means they have to do some work to help their client,The commonest example is that "unless you have a receipt you can't cla...
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2019 tax return deadlines

August 10, 2019
It's a wet weekend so I thought I'd write something interesting about tax. Never an easy task at the best of times.If HMRC have told you that you must submit a 2019 tax return you have until 31 January 2020 to submit it online or 31 October 2019 if you complete a paper retur...
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I thought I had the perfect title when I started writing but on second thoughts I think it would have been better to use "You can't have your cake and eat it" - less chance of confusion! :-)...
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If you're self employed HMRC will allow you to claim for the cost of business journeys in two ways: 1) A percentage of all your car expenses based on the proportion of business miles you do. You may also be able to claim for the cost of your car as well. 2) An approved milea...
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HMRC penalties

November 17, 2018
HMRC have , without a doubt, over the last few years been less and less concerned about making sure taxpayers have done the right thing at the right time because if the taxpayer didn't bother there were ample opportunities for HMRC to charge penalties. In my opinion most of ...
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Not the most exciting title and not the most exciting content but very important to avoid problems with HMRC....
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