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  • New anti-money laundering regulations take effect

    Newsletter issue - September 2017. The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Pay) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/692) took effect from 26 June 2017 and replace the previous 2007 Regulations with new statutory requirements for systems and procedures. Broadly, the regulations require firms undertaking certain financial activities to apply risk-based customer…Read More

  • Paying Class 2 NICs

    Newsletter issue - September 2017.Whether or not Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) can be paid depends on whether an individual falls within the definition of a 'self-employed earner' for NIC purposes, and if so, whether profits are in excess of the existing small profits threshold (£6,025 for 2017/18). The definition of a self-employed earner…Read More

  • Double glazing salesmen was self-employed

    Newsletter issue - September 2017.Employment status tax cases often make the headlines in the professional press and the June 2017 case of Tomlinson was no exception. In this case, the First-tier Tribunal found that a double glazing salesman (Mr Malcolm Tomlinson) was self-employed and not an employee as he had claimed. As with most employment…Read More

  • Making Tax Digital for Business: update

    Newsletter issue - September 2017.In July, the Government confirmed that the Summer Finance Bill would be published in September, with the measures dropped from the pre-election Finance Bill being reintroduced in more or less the same form, from the initially planned commencement dates. Clauses dropped from the pre-election bill and expected to be brought back…Read More

  • September questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - September 2017.Q. I have two small businesses which are treated as a group for VAT purposes, so we only submit a single VAT return covering both entities. Are we eligible to use the Flat Rate Scheme? A. Unfortunately not. If you are part of a VAT group, or are eligible to join…Read More

  • September key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - September 2017.19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/9/2017 30 - Closing date to claim Small Business Rate Relief for 2016/17 in EnglandRead More

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