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15/11/2019

November Tax Tips and News

Welcome to theĀ Merlin Accountancy Services Ltd Tax Tips and News monthly newsletter, bringing you the latest news to keep you one step ahead of the taxman.

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We’re committed to ensuring none of our clients pay a penny more in tax than is necessary and they receive useful tax and business advice and support throughout the year.

Please contact us for advice on your own specific circumstances. We’re here to help!

Recognising genuine HMRC contact
Broadly, phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy source in an electronic communication. This is generally carried out by email spoofing Read More...
 
Losses in the first years of trade
If a new business makes losses in its first few years of trading, there may be scope to carry back those losses and set them off against other income received in the years prior to commencement of the trade. This is commonly referred to as 'early trade lo Read More...
 
Probate fees changes abandoned
The government has confirmed that controversial increases in probate fees will not go ahead as planned. Fees will now remain at a flat rate, after proposals for a new tiered approach met with strong opposition on the grounds they amounted to a 'stealth ta Read More...
 
Salary or bonus?
As 31 December approaches, many companies will be getting ready to tie up tax matters for their financial year-end and giving consideration to salaries, bonuses and dividends. Read More...
 
November questions and answers
Q1. I have recently started running my own business providing training services. HMRC have advised me that VAT is not charged on the type of services I am providing. Does this mean that my services are zero-rated for VAT or actually exempt? Do I need to r Read More...
 
November Key tax dates
2 - Last day for car change notifications in the quarter to 5 October - Use P46 Car 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/11/2019 Read More...
 
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