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What awaits the charity sector as we welcome 2018? - 23 Jan, 2018

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Having welcomed in the new year and with most now back to work, many businesses and organisations will be reflecting on 2017 and wondering what 2018 will bring. Looking back on our pick of the news stories…

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Auto-enrolment to be extended to younger workers, as minimum contributions increase - 23 Jan, 2018

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Most businesses across the UK are preparing to increase their minimum workplace pension contributions, having successfully enrolled more than 8.5 million staff into schemes since the dawn of auto-enrolment….

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New Year, New Home? Self-employed? Don’t forget about changes to SA302 - 23 Jan, 2018

George Hay Chartered Accountants

With many people looking to claim their spot on the housing ladder in 2018, it has never been more important to have easy access to a mortgage. However, since HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) changed the…

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HMRC stop customers paying tax on personal credit cards - 23 Jan, 2018

George Hay Chartered Accountants

In the past, you may well have relied on your personal credit card to pay your tax bill, but this year you will need to arrange an alternative method of payment. Credit card payments will no longer be…

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Taxpayers can no longer rely on credit cards - 12 Jan, 2018

George Hay Chartered Accountants

With Christmas festivities now done and dusted, there is now less than three weeks to go until the 31 January deadline for filing self-assessment tax returns. Not only this but, effective tomorrow (13…

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Stamp Duty insanity: the impact of the Budget on first-time buyers, homeowners and buy-to-let landlords - 15 Dec, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

By all accounts, it’s unlikely that you would have missed the attention-grabbing Stamp Duty headlines following the Chancellors Autumn Budget last month. On the afternoon of the 22 November, amongst…

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Christmas parties, bonuses and gift giving: How to keep the taxman happy - 15 Dec, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

With the festive season now in full swing, many employers will be looking to throw parties and perhaps give gifts to staff as a gesture of goodwill. As an employer, it’s vital that you know the tax rules…

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Chasing outstanding debts from an individual or sole trader? The process has changed - 15 Dec, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Outstanding payments can be a major headache for businesses, as they can have a significant and sometimes detrimental effect on cashflow. On top of that, seeking payment can take up valuable time that…

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Simple by name, but not necessarily by nature - 15 Dec, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

Earlier this year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced Simple Assessments for some taxpayers who have, until now, been required to complete Self-Assessment Tax Returns. The paper-centric concept…

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Time to tackle your tax return - 15 Dec, 2017

George Hay Chartered Accountants

With Christmas just around the corner, it can be all too easy to postpone preparing your tax return and turn to wrapping presents instead. We understand that keeping on top of your taxes can be time-consuming…

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