HMRC is warning everyone to take care as there are many different ways that people are being scammed into losing money, paying fake HMRC websites and also getting hold of personal data for fraudulent activity. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phishing-and-bogus-emails-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples/phishing-emails-and-bogus-contact-hm-revenue-and-customs-examples
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) replaces the Data Protection Act (DPA) all companies need to be compliant by the 25th May 2018. All companies who hold any personal data need to have an updated system in storing this data for security and privacy.
The Government are introducing a new digital tax system, that will make administration of tax more efficient and easier. It will become mandatory for almost all businesses and landlords (self-employed, partnerships and limited companies) to use software or a spreadsheet to keep accounting records. Paper accounting records will cease to meet the requirements of tax…Read More
Whether its casual drinks in a bar with a customer, buying them lunch or a Christmas ball to promote the company, HMRC won’t allow any tax relief on business entertainment.
Money spent on entertaining employees is tax deductible and includes directors, partners and sole traders (where they attend a staff function) However there is catch, staff entertainment is a taxable benefit in kind. New rules from 6 April 2016 allow an employer to spend £50 per employee without a benefit in kind tax charge. What…Read More
Christmas is now on its way and you are now deciding what to give your best customers? The general rule is there is no tax relief for gifts. However a business can give away an item incorporating a conspicuous advertisement provided it costs less than £50. No relief is given on food, drink, tobacco or…Read More
A gift made by an employer to an employee is tax deductible in the employer’s accounts. Vat is also reclaimable. While HMRC does not limit the value of the gift, it must be considered trivial.