There’s an old saying that ‘if something looks too good to be true, it probably is’. It should also serve as a reminder that you should beware of tax specialists promoting dubious schemes. HMRC use a variety of different methods to identify and put an end to tax avoidance, whether that’s individuals or the promoters […]

In the wake of escalating tension with Russia, the national press this week has been warning of a threat of global hacking of computer systems. We thought it would be an appropriate time to remind you that you should always keep your IT security up to date. You might not be able to do anything […]

Members of staff here at Jones Harris have recently proved that they like the sweet taste of charity, by clearing a fundraising box of goodies in under a week! A representative of Donna’s Dream House in Blackpool dropped off a full box of sweets and biscuits for people to buy and support their fundraising efforts. […]

We’ve covered many different scams over the years here on the news pages of the Jones Harris website, and here’s yet another one. Yet again, it’s an HMRC scam aimed at older people and those who are vulnerable. You might have seen this one covered on the news on TV in recent weeks, but we thought […]

1 April 2018 – Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 30 June 2017. 19 April 2018 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 April 2018. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 April 2018) 19 April 2018 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]

If you are self-employed, and obliged to submit a self-assessment tax return, you must keep your tax records for at least five years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year. For example, if you send your 2017-18 tax return online by 31 January 2019, you must keep your records until at […]

Britain’s black cabs now qualify for an incentive to go green as the new tax exemption for electric taxis comes into force this month. The exemption, worth £1,550, will apply to new cabs purchased from April 2018 onwards, and follows the Autumn Budget announcement that zero emission taxis worth over £40,000 will no longer have […]

From 1 October 2018, HMRC will be gaining access to information from tax havens that will enable it to identify UK citizens with undisclosed offshore assets, and by inference, undisclosed UK income and taxable gains. Why does this matter? It matters because HMRC has introduced new legislation called the Requirement to Correct which will dramatically […]

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, was keen to promote the positive aspects of the UK’s economic performance when he stood to present his Spring Statement on 13 March. Employment and manufacturing growth rising, Inflation and debt falling. The speech was also peppered with the usual political gambits to boost his party at the expense of the […]