What to do if you come under tax investigations

What to do if you come under tax investigations
When you come under investigation from HMRC regarding your tax affairs, you will receive a letter from them, probably requesting certain records from you. This can be a frightening and worrying notice to receive. If and when this occurs, it is advisable to contact your accountant or another tax specialist, as handling the situation on your own could end up making things worse and with you having to pay more. As tax can be very complicated, it is better to let someone with experience in handling tax investigations help solve your problems.
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Stamp Duty and the 2015 Autumn Statement

Stamp Duty and the 2015 Autumn Statement
In last month's Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osbourne announced further changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax, after changes were initially announced in 2014's Autumn Statement. Here's a quick rundown of Stamp Duty, the newly proposed changes, and how they might affect you.
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Giving Christmas bonuses to your staff

Giving Christmas bonuses to your staff
Christmas is almost here and it's a season of goodwill and giving. You may be thinking about how you can reward your employees for all of their hard work at the end of the year. Christmas gifts and/or bonuses are a great way to make your employees know that you value them, but there are certain rules that you need to take into consideration.
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Mortgage requests and HMRC

Mortgage requests and HMRC
If you're applying for a mortgage on a house, the lender will require confirmation of your income so that they have proof that you actually do earn the amount you claimed on the forms you completed for your mortgage application.
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Self employment and HMRC: What you need to know

Self employment and HMRC: What you need to know
If you are a sole trader or a partner in a business partnership, then HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) classes you as self-employed. You can find out whether you are classed as self-employed or not by using HMRC's Employment Status Indicator.
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