Following a stream of queries to our Virtual Tax Partner support service, we have a new Employer's quick guide to Broadband and an update on partnership structures.

We have also been busy updating our Finance Act 2011 Planner, our Self-Employed Accounts Toolkit, and a range of other guides. Please scroll down to see an update summary.

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PAYE: Real Time Information (RTI)
Panic over for now: HMRC revises timetable for employer implementation.

VAT: compulsory online filing - April 2012
For the majority of registered businesses: no new news for those without broadband.

National minimum wage
NMW hits £6.08 from 1 October 2011.

Concern grows over HMRC's Record Checks
What does HMRC really mean when it uses the term "pilot"?

Late filing a SA return: automatic penalties
A penalty applies regardless of whether you have a liability or have made a payment.

Guides and updates

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Recent new guides and updates

Broadband (Employer's guide)
NEW: our at a glance guide summarises the different combinations and their tax treatment.

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
UPDATE: Brussels approves Budget 2011 announcements.

Finance Act 2011: tax planner
UPDATE: our rolling CPD tool is designed to keep you on top of key legislative changes and announcements.

Tax penalties: grounds for appeal
UPDATE: cases added for reasonable excuse and reliance on accountants. Note VAT and direct tax differences.

Accounts: tax health check (self-employed)
UPDATE: new links and section on Gifts and Donations.

Mobile phones & employees
UPDATE: when is a phone not a phone i-wonder?

Fixed sum allowances: set classes of employee
NEW: it is worth reviewing the list from time to time.

Can I back-claim capital allowances on residential property?
UPDATE: a rewrite of this guide with improved links.

Recent updates

Running an LLP in tandem with a company
UPDATE: in tandem or corporate partners? Lots of plusses and minuses for professional practices.

Employment status checklist
UPDATE: following the Autoclenz decision clients may wish to review their working relationships with self-employed subcontractors.

Employment status: directors
UPDATE: the difference in treatment of office holders under tax and employment law.

Employment status: partners
NEW: this guide considers considers some of the key issues facing professional firms.

Furnished Holiday Letting
UPDATE: and major rewrite to include 2011 FA provisions including examples on Averaging and Period of grace reliefs.

Business Property Relief: holding companies
UPDATE: following recent queries we have included further examples to deal with mixed trading groups.

Joint property elections
UPDATE: new links, following new guidance from HMRC.

Goodwill: trade related properties
UPDATE: new tabs, clearer guidance on valuation with new links.

Interest: paid on loans from directors
NEW: mini-guide. Is interest paid gross or net? At what rate? Tax relief when irrecoverable.

Capital Gains Tax: Entrepreneurs' Relief
UPDATE: new sections including planning points and pitfalls for private company shares

Valuation (of goodwill) on incorporation
UPDATE: new examples for small & lifestyle businesses.



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