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Welcome to our
May Newswire...

Welcome to our May Newswire

We hope you enjoyed last month’s newswire and have pleasure in sending you the May edition.

McPhersons News


Come to our Making Tax Digital seminar

Whether you are over the VAT threshold and still haven’t taken action or simply want to learn a bit more about what it all means, book your place on our short 20 minute talk on Making Tax Digital. Read more...

McPhersons welcomes Kate to the bookkeeping team

The rapidly expanding bookkeeping team has welcomed a new addition to the team to assist with clients transitioning to digital bookkeeping.  Read more...

McPhersons sponsor Bexhill 60s Revolution!

Bexhill 60s Revolution is a huge, town-wide, FREE festival taking place on 13th July 2019; celebrating the decade that changed history. Read more...

Elise sings at St Paul’s Cathedral

Elise Gill, along with the Royal School of Church Music’s Millenium Youth Choir, sang at all the services at the weekend. Read more...

Number of tax tribunals surging – but taxpayers are fighting back!

According to Accountancy Daily, the number of First Tier Tax (FTT) tribunal cases has increased by 43% over the last two years. Read more...

The Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival programme is here!

Thanks to McPhersons clients (Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival Ltd.), the Hastings Fringe Comedy Festival is taking place from 12th to 16th June 2019.  Read more...

New payslip regulations – payslips for workers

From 6th April 2019 there are two main changes. In addition to employees, you must also provide payslips for people classed as ‘workers’ despite the fact that they invoice you as self-employed individuals. Read more...

McPhersons May Tax E-News is ready to read

For the latest news on extracting profit from family companies, minimising high income child benefit charge, rent a room for Air BNB landlords, CGT Private Residence relief and more. Read more...


Client Corner


New client case study – Sherwood Roofing Contractors Ltd

Another case study with a glowing testimonial for us. Read all about Sherwood Roofing Contractors. Read more...


Scam Alert


HMRC update guidance on genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts

To see the new guidance and find out whether your email or text is genuine. Read more...


Business News


Pass on up to £950,000 tax-free in 2019-20

As of 6 April, direct descendants can inherit up to £950,000 completely free of inheritance tax from their parents or grandparents thanks to increases in the residence nil-rate band.

Beware the Employer Compliance Check Questionnaire

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is understood to be sending out “Employer Compliance Check Questionnaires” without notifying agents, which could land businesses in trouble if the wrong information is provided. Read more...

Additional year to prepare for Making Tax Digital for taxes other than VAT

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement contained an important nugget of information for businesses that had been wondering when they will need to be ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for taxes other than VAT. Read more...

IR35: off-payroll working rules set to change next year

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance on the expansion of the IR35 requirements to contractors working in the private sector. Read more...

Registering for Making Tax Digital for VAT takes seven days, warns HM Revenue & Customs

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned businesses across the UK that the registration process for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT takes seven working days. Read more...


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