ATT Admissions April 2015

ATT Admissions April 2015

Yesterday evening saw me back at the House of Lords, for the Association of Taxation Technicians(ATT) April 2015 admissions ceremony. As a council member of the ATT, I was pleased to see the 60 new members accepting their certificates from our president. We were again hosted by The Lord Lyell DL in the Cholmondeley Room […]

2015 Tax Returns

2015 SA100 Tax Return Form

There is now just a week left until the end of the 2014/15 tax year, which ends on 5th April 2015. As in previous years, I am already able to start work on the 2014/15 accounts and tax returns for our clients, with the software update to prepare 2015 tax returns installed in advance of […]

The Budget 2015

Last week we had the budget, which saw some useful changes announced as well as one that has caused quite a bit of confusion and worry amongst taxpayers. I’ll cover the headings of the main points below, and expand on these in future blog posts, but the main point that has caused debate is the […]

The future of the tax return?

There have been some press reports this morning predicting changes to tax returns in the budget to be held later. It’s an interesting idea, and I look forward to finding out more when the actual budget takes place. For those who have very simple tax affairs, perhaps a higher rate employment and some investment income, […]

New tax-free savings allowance

From 6th April 2015 there is a new tax rate for savings interest income. This will mean that most people with total income for the year of £15,600 or below will be able to have their savings interest paid tax-free (at present there is a 20% standard tax deduction.) HMRC has more information, and an […]

My new business card

taxhelp 2015 business card

Even though a lot of connections are made online, there is still a place for the traditional business card. However, things have moved on in recent years and I thought I’d take the time to explain why my own card is somewhat different from the traditional expectations from many years ago. The front of my […]