How to reclaim extra VAT

How to reclaim extra VAT

2 December 2017

Find out how to reclaim extra VAT for your business and save cash.

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Accounting for Musicians Workshop Belfast @OhYeahCentre 2017

26 November 2017

Free Tax and Accounting for Musicians Workshop in Belfast Members of the Musicians Union are invited to a free seminar in Belfast on 7th December 2017.  See below for booking form on Eventbrite.   Topics covered in the seminar The seminar will cover the items below in straightforward language.  The intention is that you will learn […]

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Accounting for Musicians Glasgow 2017 @scottishmusic

Free Tax and Accounting for Musicians’ Union members Members of the Musicians Union are invited to a free seminar in Glasgow on 5th December 2017.  See below for booking form on Eventbrite. Topics covered in the seminar The seminar will cover the items below in straightforward language.  The intention is that you will learn enough to […]

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Charities and Corporation Tax

Charities and Corporation Tax

16 November 2017

Charities and Corporation Tax – do they need to pay it? Charities and Corporation Tax returns are often misunderstood.  Charities may think that they are automatically exempt from tax on all their income.  As the article explains below, charities may be subject to Corporation Tax on profits / surpluses.   Trading Charities Charities can trade […]

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Employer Liability Insurance covers an employer for risks to employees at work

Employers Liability Insurance – make sure you have it!

13 October 2017

Following an anonymous complaint to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), a small Manchester-based company received a fine of £2,500 for failing to have adequate Employers Liability Insurance (ELI).  What are the rules?   Anonymous tip-off In September 2017 the HSE announced that it had successfully taken enforcement action against T&W Linen Co Ltd (T).  In April […]

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Mid-sized businesses free tax advice

Mid-sized businesses free tax advice

27 September 2017

HMRC has announced extra help from its tax specialists to offer mid-sized businesses free tax advice Mid-sized businesses free tax advice Who wouldn’t want free tax advice?  Well HMRC has launched a new service.  The new support is split into two service streams: all mid-sized businesses will have access to the “mid-size business Customer Engagement Team” […]

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Ian Fordyce CA

Welcome Ian to Alterledger

31 July 2017

Ian Fordyce CA joined Alterledger on 31st July 2017. Ian has a wealth of experience in practice and industry. Tim and Ian worked together for a number of years as management accountants for a leading Scottish charity. We welcome Ian to Alterledger and look forward to introducing him to our clients.

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VAT Flat Rate Scheme for Advocates

18 March 2017

The VAT Flat Rate scheme for advocates is changing along with all other Limited Cost Traders on 1st April 2017.  The scheme was introduced with the intention of simplifying VAT.  It was never intended to be a tax allowance or a way of saving VAT.  The assumption from HMRC was that the scheme would be […]

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Sole Director Companies and Auto Enrolment

A company, or individual without employees is not required to have an Automatic Enrolment Pension Scheme.  Where a company has no-one on payroll and no workers it is normally clear that Auto Enrolment doesn’t apply.  The situation is less obvious with sole director companies and auto enrolment.  If you are the sole director of your […]

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National Insurance for Company Directors

5 February 2017

Optimise National Insurance for Company Directors Most employees will pay Class 1 National Insurance each pay day.  The weekly threshold is £157 a week with the monthly threshold being £680.  If an employee earns above these amounts, they will start paying National Insurance above the threshold at 12%.  National Insurance for Company Directors can be […]

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