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Off Payroll working for public sector staff

A newly introduced change is causing major waves with people who invoice the NHS and others for work that they do for them. It may not be widely known but from April 2017, every public sector body (PSB) has had to review the employment status of each contractor that works for it. Indeed, the term… Read more


HMRC online service problems

Despite wanting to be “most digitally advanced tax authority in the world” HMRC online service problems continue.   HMRC are once again experiencing difficulties with their online services, with delays in the online reporting facility for employment-related securities (“ERS”) and the new trust register going live.  The problems follow continuing issues with the new online tax-free childcare… Read more


Don’t fall victim to phishing scams.

There are many scammers who pretend to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). We have recently been advised by HMRC that there is a new phishing scam you should be aware of. If you receive an email with the subject “Your 2016 Tax Report” with an attachment, DO NOT OPEN IT. The format of… Read more


PAYE Settlement Agreement

CHANGES TO THE PAYE TAX SYSTEM USING REAL TIME INFORMATION

HMRC have announced that from the end of May 2017 they will be using Real Time Information (RTI) to make adjustments to employee tax codes in-year as and when the need arises. HMRC states that this change in procedures will: offer more certainty to employers and their employees reduce the instances of unexpected tax bills… Read more


Albert Goodman appoints two new Directors.

Albert Goodman is delighted to announce Michelle Ferris and Joseph Doggrell as Directors, effective immediately, along with the qualification of seven trainees as Chartered Accountants. Having started her career with Albert Goodman in 2006, Michelle has been promoted to Director of Charities and Not for Profit. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has extensive experience… Read more