The government has introduced the Self-employment Income Support Scheme to help the self-employed affected by COVID-19 It’s a generous scheme – you’ll receive a taxable grant which will be (in simple terms) 80% of the average profits from the last three tax years. It i...
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This is a copy of the government email I have received.I have highlighted the important points....
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If you’re ill or you’ve been advised to stay at home If you are not eligible for SSP because you are self-employed and you have COVID-19 or have been advised to stay at home, you can now more easily make a claim for Universal Credit or new s...
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This is what I said: A few years ago, I wrote an article about accountants who don’t respect their clients and I questioned whether it was possible for those accountants to give a decent service with that attitude. It wasn’t aimed at a specific industry. Completely out o...
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If you're struggling to pay your Self Assessment tax you may be able to set up a payment plan with HMRC to pay it over the next 12 months. The best thing about it is you don't have to speak to anyone at HMRC because you can apply online. To be eligible to set up an online pa...
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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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