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Making Tax Digital: T-4 weeks to launch

February 26, 2019

Did you know it is less than 4 weeks until Making Tax Digital becomes a reality? If you manage a VAT registered business you will probably have received a letter from HMRC advising you to be prepared for 1st of April deadline. However, I’d like to add a few points around Making Tax Digital First:…Read More

What does your digital footprint tell the tax man?

January 11, 2019

With the 2017/18 deadline for Self-Assessment Tax Returns a matter of weeks away HMRC computer systems will be going into overdrive to spot the tax cheats. The digital footprint provides the clues HMRC needs to track down their suspects. Is your tax return error free? Are you one of the 10 million completing your Self-Assessment…Read More

Hello 2019, Goodbye Annual VAT Return

January 2, 2019

2019 is the beginning of the end of the tax return as we know it. From April 2019 VAT registered businesses turning over more than £85,000 pa will be required to submit their first quarterly return using software and keep their records digitally. This leaves very little time to make changes to your accounting processes.…Read More

How Murrison & Wilson is Making Tax Digital simple?

November 23, 2018

At Murrison & Wilson we specialise in digital tax services. We’ve backed ‘going digital’ since opening for business in 2013. That’s why it’s no surprise to us HMRC is striving to go digital now.  If anything MTD should’ve happened sooner but HMRC was not ready, businesses weren’t ready and all too many accountants weren’t ready…Read More

How the right approach to digital keeps the tax man happy

November 19, 2018

Are you fed up hearing about Making Tax Digital (MTD)? It seems like that’s all HMRC is talking about. It is, however, with good reason, according to research nearly 50% of VAT registered businesses are still not Making Tax Digital ready.  This is despite April’s deadline which is compulsory for VAT Businesses above the £85k…Read More

Are you under pressure to meet Making Tax Digital deadline?

October 4, 2018

The drive for businesses to go digital is rapidly gathering momentum under HMRC Making Tax Digital Campaign (MTD). The first deadline is less than 7 months away – affecting VAT registered businesses (above the £85k threshold). One in four businesses are still not acting fast enough – despite HMRC pressure. Are you ‘Making Tax Digital’…Read More

Exciting news for Murrison & Wilson

September 26, 2018

We’re keen to share some very good news with you. Murrison & Wilson is shortlisted as a firm for the Best Use of Technology Award by IRIS. We’d like to thank all our clients for helping us get this far. Since we started in 2013 our business is driven by technology. Our success is down…Read More

Is your VAT registered business digital ready for 2019?

July 20, 2018

It’s all steam ahead with Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT and it is coming into effect from April 2019. Thereafter, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold, currently £85,000, will have to comply with MTD. Followed by phase 2, in 2020 when every VAT registered business (including voluntarily registered) will become part of…Read More

Time to reflect after GDPR frenzy

July 11, 2018

Growing businesses is a passion of mine. Lately, I worry many businesses have been distracted and stopped focussing on long term strategy.   The distraction was down to the sheer panic that spread like wildfire from one business to the next caused by the GDPR frenzy. Here’s why. UK Businesses were keen to avoid GDPR fines.…Read More

Are you up to date with HMRC’s new PENP rule?

June 19, 2018

Watching headlines unfold that companies like Rolls Royce are making 4,600 people redundant is always a sobering experience. Restructuring the business is sometimes the only way to continue regrettably resulting in the loss of employees through redundancies.  That’s why this week I’ve decided to discuss the new tax rules regarding terminating employment by making people…Read More

Would you vote no confidence in IR35?

June 6, 2018

Are you a contractor struggling to get your head around IR35? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. According to recent survey by Harvey Nash: 90% of contractors admit post-IR35 reform stress. Since the changes to IR35 legislation, in April 17, many Public Sector projects have slowed down or stopped. The primary cause…Read More

Business data: fool’s gold or gold nuggets?

April 24, 2018

Rapid change in technology is accelerating in 2018 and creating a headache for business owners. The growth of technology results in exponential growth of data collected and clogging up your business systems.  Now with the added pressure of GDPR and the impact of handling personal data, business owners are struggling to stand still, let alone…Read More

Is this an S code I see before me?

April 4, 2018

Living in Scotland and being employed you ought to have seen the letter S in front of your code for some time now. The S indicates you are a Scottish taxpayer and it becomes even more significant with the new Scottish Income Tax rates coming into effect in Scotland from 6 of April. The question…Read More

Why you desperately need an accountant you can trust?

March 1, 2018

Self-Assessment is complete and I’m now gearing up for end of tax year. The break in between seems like a good time to pause and reflect on my role as accountant.  My role is closely related to the duty of care to all my clients – which is built on trust. Stay with me and…Read More

Would your business pass the solvency test?

February 15, 2018

The collapse of Carrillion rocked the business world.  We’re already witnessing the insolvency domino affect along the wider supply chain.  One thing is clear the warning signs were ignored. Here’s a guide to insolvency to help Directors spot warning signs early:  business or  supplier.   What does insolvency mean for Directors? Insolvency, is complicated. However,…Read More
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