Martin Wigley, one of the Directors here at Jones Harris, is celebrating a personal milestone as May 2017 marks 20 years since he joined the business. You’ll know yourself how quickly time flies and how these anniversaries creep up on us all, and they’re usually a time when we also look back on the past […]

Since going ‘live’ on 1 April 2016 the Government backed Enterprise Zone at Blackpool Airport is now home to over 200 businesses and around 1500 employees and has already attracted 28 new companies and is hosting 450 new jobs in the area. It is expected to add an extra 2,500 jobs over the next 24 […]

Dates and deadlines for the coming months. 1 May 2017 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 July 2016. 19 May 2017 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 May 2017. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 May 2017) 19 May 2017 […]

Mileage Allowance Payments (MAPs) are the rates used by employers to reimburse employees when they use their own transport for business purposes. The current rates are well-known. They are: Cars and vans – 45p per mile for the first 10,000 miles and 25p thereafter. Motorcycles – 24p per mile Bikes – 20p per mile As […]

In many cases, making loans to your employees or their relatives can create an obligation to report a beneficial loan to HMRC. The deemed benefit would be a taxable benefit in kind for the relevant employee, and would increase the employer’s Class 1A NIC bill at the end of the tax year. However, certain loans […]

Driving instructors will have a tough time this year. Many are sole traders and will need to start changing their record keeping to accommodate the challenges of Making Tax Digital, either April 2018 if their turnover is above the VAT registration limit (presently £85,000), or April 2019 if their turnover is below this limit. On […]

Until 2015-16, it was possible to apply for a dispensation to exclude certain expenses and benefits provided to employees from the year end returns to HMRC: primarily the submission of forms P11D. These dispensations ceased to be effective from 6 April 2016. From this date many of the expenses covered by dispensations were exempted from […]

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