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Alextra Accountants
Claiming Tax Reliefs If You Are Employed
If you are an employee, you may spend your own money on things that are related to your job. Where this is the case, you may be able to claim tax relief. What can I get tax relief for? The rules are s...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
The Banks Sheridan Sandstone Trail Charity Challenge
  1st August 2015 greeted the 10th anniversary of Banks Sheridan, and the start of what we aim to be another fabulous year, to include a number of fund-raising activities for local charities. To start...
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Alextra Accountants
Giving Away Your Home
Many people worry about inheritance tax and, for the majority of people, their home is their most valuable asset. Parents, particularly as they enter their twilight years, may consider giving their ho...
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Alextra Accountants
HMRC Miscalculate Number Of Small Firms Affected By New...
HMRC miscalculated the number of small firms affected by the new EU VAT rules by more than 10,000%, according to a report by Enterprise Nation. New EU rules were introduced in January 2015 that requir...
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Banks Sheridan Ltd
We did it - A 34 mile Charity Walk In Aid of CRY (Cardi...
We completed our 34 mile Sandstone Trail Charity Walk last Friday 4 September in approx 13 hrs.  The charity walk was undertaken as part of our 10th anniversary celebrations and we are proud of all ou...
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Alextra Accountants
Property Letting – New Relief For Replacement Of Domest...
Until the end of the 2015/16 tax year, landlords letting furnished properties were able to claim an automatic deduction of 10% of net rents to cover the cost of replacing fixtures and fittings. The re...
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Alextra Accountants
Salary Sacrifice – Still Worthwhile?
Under a salary sacrifice arrangement the employee gives up part of his or her cash pay in return for a non-cash benefit. This can be very beneficial for both the employer and the employee. However, th...
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Alextra Accountants
Business And Private Use – What Can You Claim?
If you run your own business, you can deduct allowable expenses in working out your taxable profit. The general rule is that an expense is allowable if it is incurred wholly and exclusively for the pu...
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Alextra Accountants
Pool Cars – Avoiding The Pitfalls
While it is true that there is no benefit in kind tax charge on a pool car, it is frequently the case that the term is used loosely and the `pool car’ may not actually be a pool car at all in the taxm...
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Alextra Accountants
Making The Most Of Your Personal Account
The personal tax account is an online tax account for individuals. The personal tax account enables individuals to see all of their tax and National Insurance information in one place. The personal ta...
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Alextra Accountants
Tax Relief For Research And Development Costs
Investing in research and development can be a costly business with no guarantee of recovering the costs. However, some help is at hand in the form of corporation tax relief. The relief that is availa...
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Alextra Accountants
Keeping The Christmas Party Tax-Free
The Christmas party is an annual tradition for many companies, but the frivolities would be somewhat reduced if the employees are left with a tax bill as a reminder of the evening. So what can be done...
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Alextra Accountants
File Your Tax Return On Time To Avoid A Penalty
The deadline for filing the 2015/16 self-assessment online is 31 January 2017. It is important that this deadline is not missed because if you miss it, even by one day, you will have to pay a late fil...
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NIC And company Directors
Unlike tax, National Insurance is generally worked out separately by reference to the earnings for the relevant earnings period, without any regard to other payments in the tax year. The earnings peri...
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HMRC Cybercrime Crack Down Yields Impressive Results
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) claims that a recently-introduced crack down on cybercrime has already reduced the number of ‘phishing scams’ purporting to be from the Revenue by 300 million. The news com...
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