BR Blog

We're all about communication at Barnes Roffe, especially when it comes to our clients and contacts: existing or potential. For this reason we have set up our 'Blog Spot'. To help you to get to know our team, recognise our motivations and more importantly feel confident in the strategies we promote.We post here regularly, to help give you the insight and understanding you need to take every market change in your stride.

August 01, 2011

London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 is only a year away, and the excitement is certainly growing to feverish levels. We are so proud to know that so many of our clients—- SMEs, owner-managed businesses, entrepreneurs, and in our opinion, the backbone of the economy—- are helping make London 2012 an Olympic to remember.
July 24, 2011

Payment on account 31 July, need a reminder?

If you’re a Self Assessment taxpayer you’ll know that you may have to make Payments on Account of your tax liability, one of which is due on 31 July. Helpfully HMRC issue reminders complete with a tear-off payslip.
July 21, 2011

IXBRL – the future is supposedly simpler….

HMRC have recently introduced a new “on-Line” filing system for Corporation Tax returns with the impressive sounding name iXBRL which is supposed to make things easier.  Only it isn’t. One recent example concerned a return that the HMRC computer kept rejecting.
June 20, 2011

Capital taxes, VAT, income tax & pension….

Hello again, dear reader.  I have neglected you, for which I apologise.  My animals and vegetables (but not my minerals) have been occupying too much of my time, but I have managed to do some tax work between feeding pigs and hoeing carrots.  Here are a few examples of what I have been up to.
April 26, 2011

Case studies are back!

Hello again, dear reader.  Life has been hectic and I am sorry for neglecting you.  However, the warm Spring weather has turned my mind to, er, blogging, so here are a few case studies to give you an idea of what matters I have been dealing with in the last couple of months.
February 25, 2011

Year end tax planning

Year end tax planning… With little more than five weeks to go until the tax year end, now is the time to think about what you can do to reduce your tax bill.
February 09, 2011

Are stealth taxes back?

One reputation that the last Government had was for so called ‘stealth’ taxes.  Increases in taxes that weren’t really announced, weren’t really obvious.  It was a continual criticism from the Conservatives of Gordon Brown and the Labour party.
February 01, 2011

Taxing times ahead!

As you might have heard, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has produced a report which analyses the impact of the forthcoming tax changes on the country.  Some interesting facts and statistics are: 1. There are some 30 million taxpayer in the UK today. 2.
January 19, 2011

5 case studies to kick off 2011!

Hello again, dear reader.  I fear I have been neglecting you, but I hope you had a very merry Christmas and that 2011 will be a good year for both of us.  It has certainly started in a hectic and positive manner, as some of the case studies mentioned below will hopefully demonstrate.
December 15, 2010

Flu jab anyone?

Readers of this blog may remember that last year I gave details of what the taxman thinks of the tax implications of various Christmas traditions at work such as office Christmas parties and employers giving gifts.
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