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May 20, 2011

Barnes Roffe at the Cannes Film Festival again

Once again, we will be in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival. We will be represented by our media and tax specialist partner, Paul Hughes, who will be there from 14 May to 17 May.
April 22, 2011

More updates to website

Thank you for your feedback and comments. A lot of you have been very complimentary of our website. We are looking to make further improvements to take into account the feedback and comments from you.
April 20, 2011

Penalty for VAT errors

HMRC is changing its approach to inaccuracy penalties for cases where HMRC intervened to correct an inaccuracy, before the next VAT return is submitted, thereby preventing the inaccuracy from being reversed or corrected by the taxpayer.
March 20, 2011

More tax scam “phishing” emails

As the tax year draws to an end, there seems to be a surge in tax scam “phishing” emails. You may see emails purporting to be from HM Revenue & Customs, saying that you are due a tax refund.
March 20, 2011

Budget Announcements 2011

The 2011 Budget has come and gone….. Thank you to all who followed our live Twitter event, and those who attended our Budget seminars the next day. If you missed these events, or require further information, please visit our Budget 2011 pages to gain an overview of the recent announcements.
February 20, 2011

Be prepared for iXBRL

Despite a recent plea from most if not all major accountancy and tax institutes and associations, HMRC has decided to go ahead with iXBRL requirements for filings from 1 April 2011. Currently, the expectation is that this will add at least a few thousand pounds of compliance costs to SMEs.
January 20, 2011

2011 Seminars Programme

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had a wonderful time over the festive break. Our 2011 seminars programme is now released. In store are some of the most interesting seminars we have organised.
December 20, 2010

Details of 2011/2012 tax thresholds and limits released

The Government has today confirmed 2011-12 rates and thresholds for Income Tax, National Insurance contributions (NICs), and tax credits. The limit for Individual Savings Accounts (ISA) for 2011-12 has also been confirmed. As expected, the Government has effectively lowered the income level subject to the higher rate tax of 40%.
November 22, 2010

VAT on entertaining overseas customers

In the light of a recent European Court of Justice decision, HMRC now accepts that it did not have the legal powers to withdraw the right for businesses to reclaim VAT incurred on the cost of entertaining overseas customers. Therefore businesses that have restricted VAT recoveries in the past may now submit refund claims.
November 20, 2010

Budget 2011 – Wednesday 23 March

The 2011 Budget will be announced on Wednesday 23 March 2011. As always, we will be providing you with live updates via Twitter and our website. Our Budget seminars will then run in the days after.
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