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by Alexander Beard Group, on Nov 6, 2020 10:14:46 AM

A freedom of information request from accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young found that HMRC investigated 246 professional footballers during the 2019/20 tax year, up from 87 the previous year. The …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on May 19, 2020 9:29:24 AM

The Chancellor’s coronavirus support package for the self-employed and freelancers has been welcomed. Many in that category were worried that they had been forgotten. Rishi Sunak reassured them, however, that …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 17, 2020 9:30:23 AM

If you’re reading this as one of our clients, we’re obviously pleased with the decision you’ve made (and hopefully you are too!) but we thought it would be helpful to …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Feb 13, 2020 2:29:35 PM

You may have heard back in October that HMRC are extending the initial soft landing period for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT rules. However, only some businesses may qualify …

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by Alexander Beard Group, on Jan 27, 2020 9:56:16 AM

We’re familiar with the gender gap in pensions for adults but there is evidence that this actually starts much earlier on. According to data from HMRC, parents and grandparents are …

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by Alexander Beard, on Sep 5, 2019 9:24:28 AM

Changes to IR35 legislation are coming into effect in April 2020. IR35 legislation is designed to target “disguised employment” between firms and freelancers. This is where a company hires freelancers …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 28, 2019 9:42:22 AM

The Self Assessment season can be a stressful time. Thankfully, it’s over now – at least for those of you who made the deadline… Hopefully you managed to make the …

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by Alexander Beard, on Mar 11, 2019 12:42:07 PM

There’s no reason why being a parent, and particularly being a non-earning parent with commitments to their children, should put you at risk of decreasing your state pension entitlement. Currently, …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 13, 2018 10:51:22 AM

HMRC is striving to revolutionise the UK tax system and plans to do that through the Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. HMRC wants to be the most efficient tax authority …

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