Category Archives: Tax, Audit & Accounts

November 18, 2013

Here today, here tomorrow

It seems curious, given that directors are responsible for the preparation of financial statements, that the one area where they often feel little ownership are the going concern disclosures.
November 14, 2013

Time and the Taxman wait for no man – or Christmas!

HMRC have been issuing harsher penalties for the late submission of self-assessment tax returns since the tax year ending 5 April 2012.
October 21, 2013

We’ve found a witch

We must be used by now to stories in the media highlighting the apparent shenanigans that companies get up to in their efforts to pay less tax.  Much of this may be justified but I wonder if things are going too far.
August 01, 2013

Tax Avoidance? Surely not!

Anyone following stories about tax in the media will be well aware of the criticism being handed out by politicians to big business for not paying ‘enough tax’.  Some firms produce accounts which show large accounting profits but seem to pay little or no tax.
July 24, 2013

Summer’s here and the time is RTIght…

Part and parcel of our job is managing the audit timetable around the needs and requirements of our clients – and I’m happy to say the breadth of our team here at Barnes Roffe means that we are nearly always able to accommodate.
July 15, 2013

Strangely familiar?

Some of the following may seem strangely familiar:- • A shambolic budget; • rises in indirect taxes; • rises in petrol duties; • arguments over the top rate of income tax; • National Health charging causing ministerial tension whilst defence spending is increased; • seemingly pointless or even harmful tinkering with capital allowances for business;. . .
June 24, 2013

Are there any tax benefits of getting married?

As someone that has very recently had the pleasure of walking down the aisle, the constant question that nags us all is: “Are there any tax benefits of getting married?” Ok, I agree that is possibly the last thing on people’s minds, though it is a question that is commonly asked.
June 18, 2013

Tax evasion hotline?

An article in Saturday’s Times newspaper caught my eye and reminded me of one thing about my time as a Tax Inspector.  The article was about HMRC’s ‘Tax Evasion Hotline’ which they have set up to receive calls from members of the public regarding suspected tax-evasion.
June 17, 2013

It’s just not cricket

In the news last week an Australian cricketer punched an English cricketer in the face.
June 13, 2013

Oh great!!!!!!

Who would be a tax advisor these days? Anyone following reports in the media will have noticed tax advisors getting a bashing for the ‘morally dubious’ practice of giving clients tax advice.
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