In a surprise move, Chancellor Hammond reversed his decision announced in the budget little more than seven days ago. Amid controversy over the possibility of the proposed changes being in contravention of a manifesto pledge, the U turn overturned plans which would have affected small business owners and the self-employed. The letter Chancellor Hammond sent to the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, ahead of this announcement today can be read here on the .gov website. So where does this leave you, the self employed, small business owner? I can advise on all your tax, NIC and VAT queries. I
In a little over a year, many businesses will be required to keep digital records of their finances. Sole traders, small businesses, including landlords and the self-employed, will be required to keep records of their income and expenditure digitally, and send summary updates quarterly to HMRC from their software or app. It is estimated that £8billion is lost to HMRC each year due to avoidable taxpayer errors. This failure, along with the drive to turn the department into a modern digital online service provider are the objectives behind the changes. Contact Jenny at JMJ Bookkeeping for full details of what the
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