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March 2019

Tax Diary April 2019

Important tax dates for your calendar this April. 

Can’t pay your tax?

A reminder that HMRC may consider extended options for settling your outstanding tax bill. The key is to contact HMRC, explain why you can’t pay on time, and discuss how you can settle any outstanding liabilities.

Retaining business records

Retaining business records is an important process, and care should be taken to ensure you are retaining the correct records and for the right length of time.

Making Tax Digital: Are you aware of the changes to the Government Gateway?

Making Tax Digital is fast approaching; therefore it is important for mandated businesses with taxable turnover of £85,000+ start preparing for the switch over in April 2019.   The first VAT period affected is the period which begins after 1 April 2019.

VAT chargeable on all non-refundable deposits

HMRC has confirmed a new policy that VAT will remain due on a deposit, even if the customer does not use the goods or services for which it was paid – this comes into effect from March 1 2019. This change will affect the hospitality industry significantly (but it will also apply to other businesses), which will soon be unable to recover VAT charged on cancelations or ‘no show’ charges.  

Making Tax Digital Update: HMRC Letters

HMRC have been writing to VAT registered businesses about Making Tax Digital for VAT, they have confirmed that all letters have now been sent.

Increase in business liquidations caused by Brexit uncertainty

The number of businesses being wound up has soared to the highest level for five years as firms fight to deal with rising interest rates and Brexit disruption.

Spring Statement 2019: What you need to know

Against a backdrop of continuing uncertainty over Brexit, the Chancellor’s speech today was mainly concerned with economic matters and the government finances, which are very much dependent on what finally happens regarding Brexit.

Wilbur’s Cash for Clothes Week – week commencing 25 March 2019

As part of the Moore Salisbury office commitment to the local community, our chosen charity this year is Wiltshire Air Ambulance who have a mascot named Wilber. We would like you to be involved with a fundraising initiative – Wilber’s Cash for Clothes Week

Small charities can benefit from £50,000 fund

The Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is the first fund from the Department for International Development (DFID) tailored to the needs of small, grassroots British charities doing outstanding humanitarian and development work.

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