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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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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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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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