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Handpicked Accountants
13/11/2018
At Agnew Mitchell & Cairns we are delighted to announce that we have been selected as the latest firm to join Handpicked Accountants, a specialist network that connects business owners and directors with the most trusted accountancy firms in their area. Featuring over 1,100 of the UK’s best accountancy firms, the website exclusively Read more...


ICO issues notices of intention to fine BA and Marriott
18/07/2019
Following an extensive investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it has issued a notice of its intention to fine British Airways (BA) £183.39 million for infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If imposed, the fine will be a record amount in the UK for breach of data Read more...


Reminder to sign up for Making Tax Digital before August
17/07/2019
VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold, need to be ready to keep digital records for VAT purposes using Making Tax Digital (MTD). This means that businesses must keep their records digitally (for VAT purposes only) and provide their VAT return information to HMRC through MTD functional compatible software. Many Read more...


Will you have to repay Child Benefit for 2018-19?
17/07/2019
The High Income Child Benefit charge applies to taxpayers whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax year and who are in receipt of Child Benefit. The charge claws back the financial benefit of receiving Child Benefit either by reducing or removing the benefit entirely. If you or your partner have exceeded the £50,000 threshold Read more...


Be wary of 60% Income Tax charge
17/07/2019
For high earning taxpayers the personal allowance is gradually reduced by £1 for every £2 of adjusted net income over £100,000 irrespective of age. This means that any taxable receipt that takes income over £100,000 will result in a reduction in personal tax allowances. Your adjusted net income is your total Read more...


Tax simplification for self-employed
17/07/2019
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) was established in July 2010 to provide advice to the Chancellor on simplifying the UK tax system. The OTS has recently published a new document setting out the scope of a project looking at simplifying tax reporting and payment arrangements for the self-employed and for landlords of private Read more...


Rules for off-payroll working from April 2020
17/07/2019
The rules for individuals providing services to the public sector via an intermediary such as a Personal Service Company (PSC) changed from April 2017. The new rules shifted the responsibility for deciding whether the intermediaries’ legislation applies, known as IR35, from the intermediary itself to the public sector receiving the Read more...


Corporate Capital Loss Restriction
17/07/2019
Under current rules up to 100% of chargeable gains can be set against carried-forward capital losses. For accounting periods ending on or after 1 April 2020, large companies and unincorporated associations who accrue chargeable capital gains will only be able to offset up to 50% of those gains using carried-forward allowable (capital) Read more...


Draft legislation for Finance Bill 2019-20
17/07/2019
The Government has published the draft legislation for Finance Bill 2019-20, along with accompanying explanatory notes, tax information and impact notes, responses to consultations and other supporting documents. The Bill will contain the legislation for some of the tax measures that were announced by the Government at Autumn Budget 2018 Read more...


Reminder to renew your tax credit claim
17/07/2019
Families and individuals that receive tax credits should ensure that they renew their tax credit claims by 31 July 2019. Claimants who do not renew on-time may have their payments stopped. HMRC has sent tax credits renewal packs to tax credit claimants and is encouraging recipients to renew their tax credits claim online. All renewal Read more...

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Co Antrim
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