‘Tis The Season Of Giving – Some Christmas Cheer From The VAT Man

Here we are again - can ‘yule’ believe it’s that time of year when businesses like to ‘present’ their staff with a reward for all their hard work? Did you know that certain gifts can be tax efficient? The VAT man won’t entirely ‘reindeer’ on your parade. First off, we have employee gifts. It doesn’t … Continue reading ‘Tis The Season Of Giving – Some Christmas Cheer From The VAT Man

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

As announced in the Autumn Statement, there are significant changes ahead for companies using the Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) for VAT. The FRS will continue to run, however many businesses will find it is no longer economical to use. Under the FRS, a business ignores VAT incurred on purchases when reporting VAT, with the exception … Continue reading Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme

What is an invoice and what should it include?

If you sell goods or services to customers, it’s likely that you’ll also have to invoice those customers for the work you’ve done. But what information are you actually required to include on your invoices? You must clearly display the word ‘invoice’ A unique identification number Your company name, address and contact information. If you … Continue reading What is an invoice and what should it include?

Digital Tax Reporting – The Story So Far

In 2015 the Government announced its commitment to bringing our tax system into the 21st century by introducing digital technology and dispensing with the annual tax return.  The new system would involve digital quarterly reporting with a view to making tax simpler and easier to manage for the taxpayer.  The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, … Continue reading Digital Tax Reporting – The Story So Far

Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

If you own your own business or are considering such a move, keeping accurate records not only benefits you for tax compliance, but it could also benefit your business. Keeping accurate records may: Reduce your accountancy fees make filling in your tax return more straightforward help you with budgeting and cashflow help your business grow … Continue reading Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

Have HMRC Crossed The Line?

According to new plans currently being considered by the government, adult colouring books could soon be subject to VAT. Currently both children’s and adult colouring books are exempt from VAT, however adult colouring and dot to dot books could soon be classed as ‘uncompleted’ books and attract the full 20% VAT. Adult colouring books have … Continue reading Have HMRC Crossed The Line?

Correcting VAT Return Errors

If you notice you have submitted an incorrect VAT return, you can adjust your next return as long as certain conditions are met. The adjustment must be below the reporting threshold, not a deliberate error and for a period within the last 4 years. You can adjust your next VAT return if the net value … Continue reading Correcting VAT Return Errors

Happy Holidays From Green & Co

As we take our Christmas break at the end of another productive year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal blog readers! Whether you are already a client, a prospective client, or just like to read our informative articles each week, it is you who keeps this blog going. Working … Continue reading Happy Holidays From Green & Co

Christmas With The VAT Man

Christmas is the time for parties and if you hold a staff party to reward your staff for all their hard work, you can reclaim VAT on all the costs.  If, however, your employees bring along guests who don’t work for the company, then you must apportion the VAT reclaimed to reflect this. If you … Continue reading Christmas With The VAT Man