28th July 2014
August 2014 is the 8th anniversary of my founding taxhelp.uk.com.
I founded the company to specialise in helping the self-employed, particularly those running a business on their own from home.
As is traditional, I have commissioned another video to ...
21st July 2014
As you may know, James McBrearty and taxhelp.uk.com are registered in practice with the oldest and largest professional body involved with UK tax compliance, the ATT.
There are many benefits to using a qualified professional, such as:
Up to date on ...
7th July 2014
The end of July sees the second payment on account falling due for the 2013/14 tax year, for those that are subject to them.
HMRC normally contact taxpayers regarding these at the beginning of July, although I always also contact clients as well just...
30th June 2014
It has been reported today that tax and national insurance may be combined in the future.
This is something that has been talked about for some time, so it would be good to see matters progress.
For the self-employed there are two areas that cause th...
26th May 2014
I reported back in March about HMRC’s let property campaign, and how they would be contacting people who they believed had not declared their rental income.
Following on from this, HMRC have recently advised that they have now written to 40,000...
26th May 2014
According to several sources, it could be that quite a high percentage of people with private pensions are missing out on the tax relief they are entitled to.
Whilst basic rate tax relief is given at source on the contributions, in order to receive h...
6th May 2014
Last year I posted about how, in April 2013, HMRC were able to issue a refund to one of our clients 1 day after we submitted the return online.
This year we were able to submit returns as soon as HMRC’s systems went live for 2014, thanks to the...
25th April 2014
HMRC has announced that they will be rolling out a new annual tax summary to taxpayers from October 2014 onwards.
These do not require any action to be taken, but will set out your annual tax contributions made and show how these have been spent by t...
7th April 2014
As you know, I’m involved with BNI – the world’s largest business referral organisation.
Within BNI members are given the opportunity to give a 10 minute presentation to their group, to go into further detail regarding their busines...
4th April 2014
Last night saw me back in London, to attend the ATT President’s Reception at the BFI Southbank.
As 2014 sees the 25th year since the ATT was founded, the event also saw the launch of the 25att25 competition.
Our guest entertainer this year was...
3rd April 2014
With many different online networks, sometimes people can forget the value of traditional face to face meetings:
I’ve been using a combination of both online and offline networking myself since 2008, and the structure of a traditional networki...
2nd April 2014
If you have any employees then the new Employment Allowance could be of benefit to you:
The allowance means that employers can reduce the amount of their National Insurance contributions by up to £2,000.
I recently had a meeting with a small busine...