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It’s all smiles at McPhersons!

The Easter bunny has delivered again to the lucky McPhersons staff! How is it that chocolate makes the day so much better?

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Offshore Disclosure Facilities

On 31st December 2015 the offshore disclosure facilities came to an end with a new regime coming into effect on 5th September 2016.

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Our April Tax E-news is out!

Welcome to our monthly tax newswire. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful.

In this edition we will focus on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcements. We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and find it useful.

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Updated Spring Budget book

Updated version of McPherson’s spring Budget booklet taking into account the u-turn on Self-Employed NI rises.

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Tax burden on the wealthy trebles since 1970s

According to The Telegraph, the richest one percent pay twice as much tax as the poorest 50%. Contact us to discuss Tax Efficient Investments. Read.

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Free access to business advice lines

Don’t forget if you have signed up for our fee protection service you have access to our business advice lines – Employment, Health & Safety and HR – all at no cost to you! Just call 0844 892 2807 and quote TAX01.

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Business News

Give your business’ finances a spring clean

With the clocks now having sprung forward and the new tax year upon us, what better time to give your business’ finances a spring clean?

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Does Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) apply to you?

While changes affecting private residential landlords have made headlines in recent years, the ATED regime is a significant cost for companies, LLPs and partnerships that own a UK residential property valued at more than £500,000.

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Businesses are more buoyant, says the Bank of England

New research from the Bank of England has shown that Britain’s businesses are feeling more confident and are planning to invest more in the months ahead.

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Record number of employers underpaying workers

As the National Minimum Wage prepares to go up this month, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released its latest ‘rogue’s gallery’ of under payers – and it is the biggest list to date.

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Making Tax Digital: Cash basis accounting for landlords

As part of the introduction of Making Tax Digital, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that it will extend the simplified cash basis of accounting for businesses with a turnover below £150,000.

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Trivial in name only – do you know the rules on trivial benefits in kind?

Although designated as ‘trivial’ by the taxman, trivial benefits in kind can result in tax savings for you and your employees, which can be anything but trivial.

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Warning over unexpected late payment notices in relation to now-liquidated companies

A number of prominent UK collection agencies appear to be closely monitoring liquidations and issuing some businesses and individuals who have purchased goods and services from now-liquidated companies with unexpected payment notices.

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Small businesses see changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

Small business users of the VAT Flat Rate Scheme who have low costs may see the rate they pay drastically increase under new changes, which came into effect at the beginning of this month.

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Key Dates

19 April 2017 – Quarterly PAYE/NIC due for year ended 5 April 2017. Final submission must be made to HMRC under RTI for the year.

22 April 2017 – Deadline for electronic payments to be cleared in HMRC's bank account for any outstanding PAYE and Class 1 NICs for the tax year ending 5 April 2017.

7 May 2017 – VAT returns and payments due for Accounting Quarter period ending 31 March.

Ainsley Gill
Tel: 01424 422038 or
01424 730000
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Mark Finch
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01424 730000 or
0207 587 1122
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Peter Watters
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01424 730000
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David Winchester
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01424 730000
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Lee Bowden
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01424 730000
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McPhersons - chartered accountants in Bexhill, Hastings and London


23 St Leonards Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN40 1HH T: 01424 730000 - Map
The Creative Media Centre, 45 Robertson Street, Hastings, TN34 1HL T: 01424 422038 - Map
Apollo House, 359 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY T: 01424 730000 - Map
Email: info@mcphersons.co.uk
Registration No: 07127320 (England & Wales)