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This Month

Employee gifts - tax free?

At this time of year some employers may wish to make small gifts to their employees.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Pension contribution increases and temporary staff

The Pensions Regulator is reminding employers that they need to comply with their auto enrolment duties.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Delay to roll out of Tax free childcare

The government have announced a delay to the roll out of tax free childcare which was expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Autumn Budget 2017

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his first Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Advisory fuel rates for company cars

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2017.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Trusts Registration Service

HMRC have launched a new Trusts Registration Service, so that trustees can register their trust online and provide information on the beneficial owners of the trust.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Delay in the abolition of Class 2 NIC

The government has announced that it will introduce legislation to abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions and to make further proposed changes in 2018.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Interest rates rise

The Bank of England has raised interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first rate rise in ten years.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Autumn Budget wishlist

With the Chancellor's first Autumn Budget due to be presented on 22 November, professional bodies and business groups are setting out their Budget wishlists.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Simple Assessment

HMRC have changed the way in which they will assess some taxpayers removing the need for these individuals to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Welsh Land Transaction Tax

The Welsh Assembly has announced the proposed rates and bands for land transaction tax which is to be introduced for land and property in Wales on 1 April 2018, replacing Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Scottish Budget proposals

On 14 December, the Scottish Budget will set out the Scottish Government's financial and tax plans.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Criminal Finances Act

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 took effect on 30 September 2017.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Help to Save Accounts

The government have announced details of a new Help to Save saving scheme.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New guidance for employers

HMRC have issued the October 2017 Employer Bulletin which contains a number of articles relevant to employers on payroll related issues.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Other

Budget Report

Information and links about the budget report

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Autumn Statement

Information and links about the autumn statement

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Diary

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th December 2017.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd December 2017. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Online filing deadline for submitting 2016/17 self assessment return if you require HMRC to collect any underpaid tax by making an adjustment to your 2018/19 tax code.

This deadline is relevant for those individuals who complete a self assessment tax return online and who are employees. Where you have an underpayment you may request that HMRC collect the tax outstanding by making an adjustment to your tax code for the year 2018/19.

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th January 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd January 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th October 2017 to 5th January 2018

This deadline is relevant to small employers and contractors only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions on a quarterly basis.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd January 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for submitting your 2016/17 self assessment return (£100 automatic penalty if your return is late) and the balance of your 2016/17 liability together with the first payment on account for 2017/18 are also due.

This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 NI, capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities. 

There is a penalty of £100 if your return is not submitted on time, even if there is no tax due or your return shows that you are due a tax refund.

The balance of any outstanding income tax, Classes 2 and 4 NI, capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge for the year ended 5th April 2017 is due for payment by 31st January 2018.  Where the payment is made late interest will be charged.

The first payment on account for 2017/18 in respect of income tax and any Class 4 NI or High Income Child Benefit Charge is also due for payment by 31st January 2018.

If we have already dealt with your self assessment return on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submitting P46(car) for employees whose car/fuel benefits changed during the quarter to 5th January 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who provide any employees with the use of a car. The form P46 (car) only needs to be completed where a car is first provided or an additional car is provided, or an employee ceases to have the use of a car without replacement. The completion of the form enables HMRC to amend the individual's coding notice to reflect the change in benefit. This notification may be made by completing and printing off the relevant by paper or online forms. Where one car is merely replaced with another, this may be notified online. A change in car for car benefits which are being 'payrolled' should not be reported on a P46(car).

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th February 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd February 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Advisory Fuel Rates.

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

5% late payment penalty on any 2016/17 outstanding tax which was due on 31st January 2018 and still remains unpaid.

This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 NI, capital gains tax or High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities. 

The balance of any outstanding income tax, Classes 2 and 4 National Insurance, capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge for the year ended 5th April 2017 was due for payment by 31st January 2018. Where the payment is made late interest will be charged. On 3 March 2018 a late payment penalty of 5% will be added to the outstanding liability. 

If we have already dealt with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th March 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd March 2018.  In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Last minute planning for tax year 2017/18.

The final deadline of 5th April 2018 is relevant to individuals who have not considered year end tax planning issues. These issues include:

  • utilising your annual capital gains tax exemption
  • utilising your annual inheritance tax exemption for gifts
  • utilising your annual Individual Savings Account investment limit (ISA)
  • making additional pension contributions for 2017/18.

Please do get in touch if you would like any further advice on these or any other issues.

Automatic interest is charged where PAYE tax, Student loan deductions, Class 1 NI or CIS deductions for 2017/18 are not paid by today. Penalties may also apply if any payments have been made late throughout the tax year.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th January 2018 to 5th April 2018.

This deadline is relevant to small employers and contractors only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions on a quarterly basis.

Postal payments for month/quarter ended 5 April should reach your HMRC Accounts Office by this date.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th April 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd April.

Penalties apply if payment is made late.

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th April 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.

Postal payments for month/quarter ended 5 April should reach your HMRC Accounts Office by this date.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th April 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd April.

Penalties apply if payment is made late.

Deadline for employers' final PAYE return to be submitted online for 2017/18.

This deadline is relevant to employers.

This is the last day by which your final Full Payment Summary (FPS) for the 2017/18 tax year should be sent to HMRC.

You will not be able to file an FPS relating to 2017/18 after 19th April. If you need to make an amendment or correction to the details reported on a 2017/18 FPS you will need to submit an Earlier Year Update (EYU).

Please be aware that if we deal with the payroll on your behalf that we will ensure that this matter is dealt with on a timely basis.

Deadline for submitting P46(car) for employees whose car/fuel benefits changed during the quarter to 5 April 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who provide any employees with the use of a car. The form P46 (car) only needs to be completed where a car is first provided or an additional car is provided, or an employee ceases to have the use of a car without replacement. The completion of the form enables HMRC to amend the individual's coding notice to reflect the change in benefit. This notification may be made by completing and printing off the relevant by paper or online forms. Where one car is merely replaced with another, this may be notified online.

A change in car for car benefits which are being 'payrolled' should not be reported on a P46(car).

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th May 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd May 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for forms P60 for 2017/18 to be issued to employees.

This deadline is relevant to employers.

Advisory Fuel Rates.

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th June 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd June 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for reaching a PAYE Settlement Agreement for 2017/18.

This deadline is relevant for employers who wish to pay the tax and NI on benefits provided to their employees. Agreement must be reached with HMRC of the benefits and related liabilities which are not to be shown on the forms P11D by this date.

Please be aware that if we deal with the PAYE Settlement Agreement on your behalf that we will ensure this matter is dealt with on a timely basis.

Deadline for forms P11D and P11D(b) for 2017/18 to be submitted to HMRC and copies to be issued to employees concerned.

This deadline is relevant to employers. Details of benefits and expenses provided to employees must be reported to HMRC on the relevant forms P11D. The P11D(b) form is used to calculate the Class 1A NI liability.

Please be aware that if we deal with the forms P11D on your behalf that we will ensure this matter is dealt with on a timely basis.

Deadline for employers to report share incentives for 2017/18.

This deadline is relevant for companies who have reportable events for the tax year 2017/18.

Class 1A NIC due for 2017/18.

This deadline is relevant for employers who have provided their employees with benefits for 2017/18. These benefits should have been reported by the 6th July and the amount of the Class 1A employer only NI liability due calculated on the form P11D(b). Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th July 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd July. Interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties may also apply.

PAYE Student loan and CIS deductions due for the month to 5th July 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th July 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd July. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th April 2018 to 5th July 2018.

This deadline is relevant to small employers and contractors only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions on a quarterly basis.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th July 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd July. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Second payment on account 2017/18 due.

This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Class 4 NI, capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities.

The second payment on account in respect of income tax and any Class 4 NI is due for payment by 31st July 2018. Interest is charged on any late payments.

If we have already dealt with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submitting P46 (car) for employees whose car/fuel benefits changed during the quarter to 5th July 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who provide any employees with the use of a car. The form P46 (car) only needs to be completed where a car is first provided or an additional car is provided, or an employee ceases to have the use of a car without replacement.  The completion of the form enables HMRC to amend the individual's coding notice to reflect the change in benefit. This notification may be made by completing and printing off the relevant by paper or online forms.

Where one car is merely replaced with another, this may be notified online.

A change in car for car benefits which are being 'payrolled' should not be reported on a P46(car).

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th August 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd August 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Advisory Fuel Rates.

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for month to 5th September 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 21st September 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Saturday 22nd September 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for notifying HMRC of new sources of taxable income or gains or liability to the High Income Child Benefit Charge for 2017/18 if no tax return has been issued.

This deadline is relevant to individuals who have not received a self assessment tax return for the year ended 5th April 2018 but who believe they have received income or capital gains which will result in a tax liability. This deadline is also relevant to individuals who are liable to the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

Individuals must notify HMRC of their liability so that a self assessment return can be issued in good time for the submission deadline of 31st January 2019.

If we have already dealt with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Tax and NI due under a 2017/18 PAYE Settlement Agreement.

This deadline is relevant for employers who have entered into a PAYE settlement agreement to pay tax and national insurance in respect of benefits in kind for their employees for the year ended 5th April 2018.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for cleared receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2018.

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th October 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th July 2018 to 5th October 2018.

This deadline is relevant to small employers only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions on a quarterly basis.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for submitting 'paper' 2017/18 self assessment returns.

This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return for 2017/18 and wish to file the return in a 'paper' form. Self assessment returns submitted after this date must be submitted electronically.

Please note that this deadline is not relevant if we are going to submit an online return for you or you are going to deal with the completion of an online return yourself. The deadline for submission of online returns is 31 January 2019.

If we are already dealing with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submission of 2017/18 self assessment returns if you require HMRC to compute your tax liability and/or if tax underpaid is to be collected by adjustment to your 2019/20 PAYE code.

This deadline is only relevant for those individuals who complete a 'paper' self assessment tax return and who are employees. Where you have an underpayment you may request that HMRC collect the tax outstanding by making an adjustment to your tax code for the year 2019/20.

Please note that where your return is submitted online then the filing deadline for 'coding out' is 30 December 2018.

If we are already dealing with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submitting P46(car) for employees whose car/fuel benefits changed during the quarter to 5th October 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who provide any employees with the use of a car. The form P46 (car) only needs to be completed where a car is first provided or an additional car is provided, or an employee ceases to have the use of a car without replacement.  The completion of the form enables HMRC to amend the individual's coding notice to reflect the change in benefit.  This notification may be made by completing and printing off the relevant by paper or online forms.

Where one car is merely replaced with another, this may be notified online.

A change in car for car benefits which are being 'payrolled' should not be reported on a P46(car).

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th November 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd November 2018. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Advisory Fuel Rates.

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th December 2018.

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.  

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 21st December 2018 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Saturday 22nd December. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Online filing deadline for submitting 2017/18 self assessment return if you require HMRC to collect any underpaid tax by making an adjustment to your 2019/20 tax code.

This deadline is relevant for those individuals who complete a self assessment tax return online and who are employees. Where you have an underpayment you may request that HMRC collect the tax outstanding by making an adjustment to your tax code for the year 2019/20.

If we are already dealing with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.