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Failing to Claim Tax Relief Costs Tax Payers Millions

An estimated £230 million is being missed out on by higher rate tax payers failing to claim tax relief on their pension contributions. Research found that a quarter of higher rate taxpayers, who pay contributions into ‘money purchase’ pension schemes, fail to claim the full relief that they’re entitled to. For those in the higher […]

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HMRC Focus on Landlords & Latest Task Forces

The Let Property Campaign is designed to encourage residential property landlords to come forward and voluntarily disclose any undeclared rental income to HMRC.Although the campaign will be directed at all residential landlords, HMRC is particularly focussing on: • Landlords who let to students/groups of workers • Landlords who let out holiday accommodation • Landlords who let out properties […]

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HMRC says Thousands Miss Child Benefit Deadline

An estimated 165,000 people have missed the 5 October deadline to register with HMRC over their collection of child benefit. Families where one parent has a taxable income of £50,000 need to sign up for self-assessment if they continue to receive child benefit. Eligible families receive £20.30 per week in child benefit for their first […]

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Advisory Fuel rates from 1 September 2013

HMRC has published the advisory fuel rates to be used from 1 September 2013.  Advisory fuel rates are HMRC approved rates which apply where employers reimburse employees for business travel. Using advisory rates will mean there is no fuel benefit charge. HMRC will also accept the figures in the table for vat purposes, though employers […]

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Scam Alert – Insurance Claims

Members of the public are being contacted by companies or individuals claiming to work for the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) or acting on their behalf. The MIB have created a Scam Alert update detailing how members of the public are being contacted by cold callers.  The caller may: Say that they have been instructed by […]

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Apprenticeships

According to figures released by the National Apprenticeship Service almost 370,000 apprenticeship applications were submitted online between February and April 2013. This represents growth of over 32% when compared to the same period last year. Apprenticeship vacancies have also grown significantly with 32,600 vacancies advertised in the same three months. Matthew Hancock MP, Skills Minister […]

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New Numbers for VAT, National Insurance, Income Tax, Self Assessment

New telephone numbers for VAT, National Insurance, Income Tax and the Self Assessment helplines have been introduced. For most people the new numbers will reduce the cost of calling these helplines. You can check the exact cost by asking your telephone service provider. You should only call the new numbers if you have questions about […]

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We’re through to the final!!

All the team at Finton Doyle are delighted to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the Accountancy Firm of the Year (up to 5 partners) for the North West Finance Awards. After an anonymous nomination put Finton Doyle forward for the award, and a thorough interview on the 19th July by […]

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RTI Relaxation Extended

The temporary relaxation of the RTI reporting requirements for small employers has been extended from 5 October 2013 to 5 April 2014. Under RTI you’re required to send a full payment submission report to HMRC every time you pay employees on or before the date of payment. The relaxation applies to employers with fewer than […]

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Unclaimed Premium Bond Prizes

Did you know there is no time limit for claiming a premium bond win, with the oldest outstanding prize dating back to 1957? Currently National Savings and Investments (NS&I) are looking for the winners of nearly £44million premium bond prizes.  There is no time limit for claiming a premium bond win, each prize is held […]

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