Category «News»

HMRC guidance on £2000 Employment Allowance

The Employment Allowance is available from 6 April 2014. If you are eligible you can reduce your employer Class 1 NICs by up to £2,000 each tax year. You can claim the Employment Allowance if you are a business or charity (including Community Amateur Sports Clubs) that pays employer Class 1 NICs on your employees’ …

Private Landlords and Student Accomodation

The knowledgeable folk over at Pinsent Masons – www.out-law.com – report that “providers of student accommodation could be faced with significant VAT bills if they rent that accommodation to non-students during university holidays following new guidance from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)”. The new guidance gives the term ‘student’ a “more specific and restrictive meaning” …

Haxell Giddings Advert

Our new video advert is now on show in the waiting room at the BMI Fawkham Manor Hospital. If you see it, we’d love to know. You can click below to see it here… it’s a silent movie so don’t worry about disturbing your colleagues.

Self Assessment Payment Slips

Several of our clients have asked us for payment slips for their self assessment by 31st January as they have not yet received them from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC recommend that you pay electronically by: Direct Debit Online Debit or Credit card using BillPay Bacs Direct Credit, Faster Payments by internet/telephone banking or …

Excuses, excuses

Late with your tax return? HMRC have heard them all With the 31 January tax return deadline looming, HMRC has revealed their ‘Top 10 oddest excuses’ for sending in a late return. My pet goldfish died (self-employed builder) I had a run-in with a cow (Midlands farmer) After seeing a volcanic eruption on the news, …

HMRC “tax rebate ” emails

It’s that time of year again when tax returns are due and the naughty folk of the internet send out their crafty “tax rebate” or “tax refund” emails. These are always false and should be ignored. More details on scams relating to HMRC are detailed at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/security/examples.htm HMRC will never send notifications of a tax …

New Office

Haxell Giddings New Office From 30 July 2012, clients of Andrew West (of West Reynolds) will be provided professional services by Jacky (Giddings) and Lynn (Haxell) through Haxell Giddings Limited. The vast majority of clients will experience no change, being already familiar with either Jacky or Lynn, each of whom have acted for West Reynolds …