HMRC’s Dispute Resolution to Continue

HMRC has announced it will continue to run its “Alternative Dispute Resolution Service” (ADR). ADR was initially set up as a two-year pilot scheme for SME’s (small to medium sized businesses), to settle any disagreements following compliance checks carried out by HMRC. As part of the service, a

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Exam Celebrations

Celebrations are taking place this week at Champion Accountants, as the latest ACCA results are released and team members across the group are one step closer to achieving their professional qualifications. Nathan Jones from the Chester Accountants practice passed P6 Advanced Taxation, meaning he has just one

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Laura Qualifies!

Champion Accountants Chester are celebrating this month as Laura Blackburn has become the latest member to pass her exams! Laura passed her all important final tax exam with flying colours, meaning she is now fully CTA qualified. Laura commented “Following completing my ACCA, this is something I

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Egyptian Quiz Night

Champion are taking our next round of quiz nights up the River Nile and to the Pyramids of Egypt – and we hope to see you there! Join us to pit your wits against Champion team members, clients and contacts and your team could be walking away

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Is Your Tax Return Over 12 Months Late?

If you are yet to complete a self assessment return that was due for submission to HMRC by 31st January 2012, you will now face additional penalties from HMRC. The penalties are effective from 1st February 2013 and are relevant to individuals who are yet to complete

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HMRC VAT Returns Campaign

HMRC will target businesses with outstanding VAT returns as part of their latest campaign. The campaign is aimed at business that have one or more VAT return outstanding and as many as 50,000 businesses are expected to be chased by HMRC. These businesses will be given the

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HMRC Mobile Tax Calculator App

Did you know that HMRC has released a mobile tax calculator app? Introduced in May 2012, the app allows individuals to work out the amount of tax they pay and how the Government spends it. The app was set up as part of a Government initiative to

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Caravan VAT Rules are Changing

DEBBIE THORN advises caravan manufacturers, distributors and caravan park owners on forthcoming new VAT rules… This year, the VAT rules on static holiday caravans are changing. From 6 April, the zero-rating of VAT is being withdrawn and will be replaced with a 5% reduced rate. This new

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Child Benefit Changes

Paul Brides discusses changes to Child Benefit rules, due to come in to effect on 7th January 2013. Child Benefit is currently a tax free payment made available to married couples, civil partnerships and single partnerships as well as certain other eligible adults, regardless of the amount

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