Jackson Stephen Blog

This is where we air our opinions or pass on our thoughts and comments on occasion, when the mood takes us. Usually about business matters, it must be said.

The general idea is to disprove the notion that accountants say nothing at dinner parties! We have even been known to be amusing! Read on.

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HMRC announces new Making Tax Digital timetable

HMRC has announced significant changes to the roll-out of its new digital tax strategy ‘Making Tax Digital (MTD)’.

17-Jul-2017

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Rangers lose again!

The Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Murray Holdings Ltd (RFC; Old Rangers FC) against the decision in favour of HMRC in The Court of Sessions (Scotland).

17-Jul-2017

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Significant 2017 tax changes scrapped ahead of the General Election

The Government, following discussions with the opposition, plans to remove the majority of the Bill as they prepare for the forthcoming Election.

26-Apr-2017

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The planned increase in probate fees has been scrapped ahead of the general election

The controversial plan to increase the probate fees payable when someone dies has now been scrapped ahead of the general election.

24-Apr-2017

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees' private mileage using their company car from 1 March 2017:

01-Mar-2017

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Business rates relief for small businesses

There has been much lobbying from the small business sector to reduce business rates.

03-Apr-2017

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Corporate tax measures

The Chancellor announced in the Spring Budget that the Government is committed to continue to have the lowest corporate tax rate of the G20 major trading nations.

03-Apr-2017

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Dates for your diary

Diary of main tax events - April/May 2017

03-Apr-2017

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Start of digital reporting delayed for smaller businesses

The Government is committed to the "Making Tax Digital" (MTD) project which is scheduled to start in April 2018.

3-Apr-2017

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Tax free dividend allowance to be reduced to £2,000

The Chancellor announced in the Spring Budget measures to limit the rise in tax-driven incorporation. The £5,000 tax free dividend allowance introduced by George Osborne will be reduced to just £2,000 from 6 April 2018

03-Apr-2017

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