As of 1 October 2017, new businesses have automatic enrolment duties as soon as they employ someone for the first time.
The in-year fix to the 2016-17 calculator has been successfully implemented to correct Exclusions 48 to 56 and 58 to 59, which cover the majority of cases. We have notified software developers. Thank you for your support.
This week’s Talking Points meetings cover two different subjects. We have Automatic enrolment duties for new employers on Tuesday 26 September 2017, 1pm - 2pm. And Basis Periods - Commencement years, changes to accounting date and overlapping periods on Wednesday 27 September, 11am to midday.
The recent Government Cyber Security Breaches survey showed that though businesses are more aware than ever before, many need to prepare.
You can find information about Cyber Security at Cyber Aware. This is a cross government website, which provides information based on expert advice from the National Cyber Security Centre, part of the Government Communications Headquarters.
You can also find information about protecting your login details and reducing the risk of fraud when using HMRC Online Services, at HMRC's online security information for agents.
As you may have read in Agent Update 61, our new digital service – ‘Apply to use the Venture Capital Schemes’ – is now available and is being tested with selected volunteers. Currently this can only be used to obtain an advance assurance for a proposed investment under the EIS, SEIS or from a Venture Capital Trust; however, we intend to add the process for companies to submit a Compliance Statement (forms EIS1 and SEIS1) later this year.
We have two Talking Points meeting subjects this week. Cyber Aware – Keeping Secure Online. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn about simple steps you can take to keep your business and your clients secure online. Join us on Monday 11 September 2017, midday to 1pm. We also have our Making Tax Digital for Business meeting which provides an overview of the basics of Making Tax Digital for Business, including the latest information about the new phased approach. We have two meetings on Thursday 14 September 2017 at either 1pm to 2pm or 2:30pm to 3:30pm. And two meetings on Friday 15 September 2017 at either 10:30am to 11:30am or midday to 1pm.
Welcome to my blog about this week’s Talking Points meetings. Submission of SA Returns affected by Exclusions is on Wednesday 23 August 2017, midday to 1pm and the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Talking Points meeting on Thursday 24 August 2017- midday to 1pm.
In July 2017, the Supreme Court released a unanimous verdict on the Rangers football case. The decision makes it clear where a sum is established as being your employment earnings; you cannot avoid tax by diverting or paying them to someone else.
The Construction Industry Scheme – Talking Points meetings. Thursday 29 June 2017 – midday to 1pm or Thursday 29 June 2017 – 2pm to 3pm
Want to avoid errors when completing your clients’ tax returns? Well at this week’s Talking Points meeting you can learn how using our detailed guidance. The meeting will cover Agent Toolkits, which provides a very useful service for agents. Friday …