George Hay Blog

October 6, 2010

The GH team expands with appointment of new tax manager

Heather Irvine will be based primarily at the firm’s Biggleswade office, although she will also cover its Huntingdon and Letchworth branches, working with Tax Partner Barry Jefferd. She joins the firm from Edwards and Keeping, in Dorchester, Dorset, where she was a tax manager. Heather gained her Association of Taxation
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September 21, 2010

NIC holiday highlights importance of tax planning

New businesses excluded from a Government scheme to encourage more start-ups should still ensure they plan ahead to minimise their tax liabilities. The National Insurance Contributions (NIC) holiday scheme, which was launched on September 6th 2010, means employers will not have to pay the first £5,000 in NICs for each
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September 21, 2010

Advice to those receiving HMRC tax error letters

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has found that nearly six million people in the UK have either underpaid or overpaid tax via the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system during the last two years. For 4.3 million people, this will mean a rebate of on average £418, while 1.4 million
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September 17, 2010

Incorrect amount of tax deducted from millions of UK taxpayers

In the last column, we warned of “phishing” scams where criminals posing as officials from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) attempt to obtain people’s bank details on the pretence that they are due a tax rebate. Since then, HMRC has announced that 4.3 million people in the UK are genuinely
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September 3, 2010

Phishing scams on the rise

No one wants to pay more tax than they should, so being told you are due a refund will come as good news to many. In some cases, it may seem too good to be true – and that’s because it is. If you receive a telephone call or an
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August 20, 2010

keeping track of your business performance

In today’s fast-moving business world, most people expect to be able to have the information they need at their fingers – and the same should apply to their financial information. While the economy may be showing signs of recovery in some areas, these are still uncertain times, meaning it is
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