Disguised remuneration – Paying HMRC what you owe

ANTI-AVOIDANCE March 2018 Years ago you used a popular disguised remuneration scheme to reduce the tax on your income. It appeared to work, but you’ve now read that you should tell HMRC about it by 31 May 2018… Tax schemes In the early 2000s tax-saving schemes involving what HMRC refers to as disguised remuneration were […]

Posted in March 2018

Year-end tax planning 2017/18

Can you believe it’s March already?! This means you’ve less than three weeks to take advantage of any last minute tax saving opportunities. If you are a limited company director then you should find time to review your income levels so far this year.  You can then establish if there are any remaining tax rates […]

Posted in March 2018

National Minimum Wage

Top five errors to avoid The minimum wage a worker should get depends on their age and if they’re an apprentice. The National Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to. The National Living Wage is higher than the National Minimum Wage – workers get it if they’re over […]

Posted in March 2018

Xero Roadshow 2018

Yesterday Natasha and Esther attended the Xero Roadshow in Brighton. We love these events as they inspire us to really delve into this amazing cloud accounting software, learning ways we can better support our clients (and allowing our inner tech geeks out to play!) Some WOW stats from the day: Xero has 1.2million users globally […]

Posted in March 2018


Are you at risk personally for IR35 tax? The recent high profile IR35 case between a BBC presenter and HMRC has hit the headlines in recent weeks.  The PAYE tax liability due as a result of this case has been quoted at around £400k but it appears that the company does not have the funds […]

Posted in March 2018

Remote working friend or foe?

#Snowmaggedon This week’s adverse weather conditions meant that Natasha and I reviewed our home working policies to ensure that, in the event of our Newdigate office being snowed in, the team could still work and deliver any deadline related tasks. (This is a busy week for payrolls and VAT returns!) When we formed a4c we […]

Posted in March 2018

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