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How to protect your business from an HMRC investigation

Just the thought of an HMRC investigation can send shivers down the spine of any business owner, but fear not! We’ve got precautions and strategies to share with you that can significantly reduce the likelihood of finding yourself under HMRC’s microscope. They will also help guide you through an investigation smoothly. What is an investigation

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Companies House changes: New rules for Registered Offices and requirement for registered email address

Companies House Reforms March 2024 Changes The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 introduced significant Companies House reforms. These include new rules for registered offices, a requirement to provide a registered email address and the need to make a statement of lawful purposes. These changes come into effect from 4 March 2024. Key dates

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Have you reported all your dividends? HMRC targets company owners.

Have you reported all your dividends?HMRC targets company owners HMRC’s latest one-to-many letter, targets company owners who they believe may have failed to declare dividend income. The letters have been sent where the company accounts show a large drop in reserves, but the shareholders have failed to declare dividend income on their personal tax returns.

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Extracting profits from your company. Is your strategy tax efficient?

Extracting profits from your company.Is your strategy tax efficient? If you operate your business as a personal or family company, you will need to extract profits if you want to use them to meet personal expenditure. This update considers some of the various ways in which this can be done. And in particular, if you

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National Insurance Contributions. New Employee Contribution Rates from 6 January 2024

National Insurance Contributions. New Employee Contribution rates from 6 January 2024. It was announced at the time of the Autumn 2023 Statement that the main rate of primary Class 1 National Insurance contributions payable by employees is to be reduced from 12% to 10% with effect from 6 January 2024. Employers will need to update

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