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HMRC are changing their VAT Portal

Please take note: it’s not all about LOVE this Valentines Day!

HMRC have recently confirmed that from 14 February 2018 the current platform used to submit VAT Returns electronically, the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) will be decommissioned and replaced with a new platform.

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Burgess Hodgson Raise £7,500 for Canterbury Wheelchair Rugby

The staff at Burgess Hodgson have once again broken their own yearly fundraising record, managing to donate £7,500 to the local Canterbury ‘Hellfire’ Wheelchair Rugby Club. 

The Club are very proud to be the only Club in Kent offering this Paralympic sport which is an exciting fusion of ice hockey, handball and rugby. However, following a review of Olympic funding post Rio 2016, Wheelchair Rugby had its funding cut entirely which has left many of the clubs suffering a funding crisis just to continue training each week.

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Your Career at Burgess Hodgson

Are you talented and ambitious?  Do you want a professional career?  Do you want to earn as you learn?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then we would like to hear from you. As leading training providers in the South East, we are currently looking for our next high flyers to join our sought after graduate and school leaver training schemes. Hear from two of our current trainees about what opportunities a career with us can bring.

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Let me get that for you – VAT & disbursements

It’s always nice when you get something paid for by someone else, but in the ruthless world of commerce it’s likely that any such action is going to end up on an invoice as a recharge at some point. Often the cost will be rolled up within an overall charge for goods or services, but occasionally it will be separately itemised as an added extra.

The question then arises of how to treat this for VAT purposes.The use of the word ‘disbursement’ in VAT terms has its own interpretation and definition, and has been recently tested in the courts in respect of legal fees that are recharged. In explaining how disbursements worked it was often the legal sector that provided good examples, as in the following situations;

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HMRC are changing their VAT Portal

 

HMRC have recently confirmed that from 14 February 2018 the current platform used to submit VAT Returns electronically, the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) will be decommissioned and replaced with a new platform.

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Bookkeeping for the 21st Century – Making the Most of Xero

Complimentary Workshop

Along with Cloud accounting software providers, Xero, we will be providing an introduction and further workshop for both existing cloud users and those interested in finding out more.

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Thursday 21st September 2017

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Are you a U.S. citizen?

Did you know that:

  1. You are still required to file U.S. tax returns even if you don’t live there?
  2. You could be caught a double taxation if your affairs are not setup correctly
  3. There are penalties for non – compliance

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ICAEW reminds tax credit claimants of 31 July 2017 renewal deadline

ICAEW has issued a press release reminding tax credit claimants of the 31 July deadline for renewing tax credits claims.
The press release explains that if the cut-off date is missed, tax credit payments will stop and tax credits already paid since 6 April 2017 may need to be repaid. Claimants should already have been sent a renewal pack and tax credits can be renewed online, over the telephone or by sending the paper form included in the renewal pack by 31 July 2017.
The tax credits renewal process does two things: it gives HMRC the information it needs to finalise tax credit awards for last year, and it will also renew the claim for the current year.
View the press release: Tax credits – don’t miss 31 July deadline.

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VAT: A “heads up” for Property Developers

The following will be of interest to anyone involved in development projects that include any ‘planning gain’ improvement works.

 
In a recent European Court of Justice case a Bulgarian developer was building a large holiday village. One of the requirements for obtaining the planning was that the developer substantially upgraded the local waste pumping station. In England and Wales this might be referred to as a ‘section 106’ (of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) requirement. Similar examples might be for link roads, roundabouts or building community use areas or play parks. (more…)

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