Your employment status, within the construction industry, can often be very confusing, deciding whether you should be classified as CIS (self- employed) or PAYE (an employee). When being hired, it should be made quite clear to you what your terms… Read more...
      There have been some concerns over recent letters from HMRC changing tax codes from the basic 747L to the new basic code, 810L.   This change is absolutely ok and reflects the change to the amount of… Read more...
I’m sure that when Moira Stewart was doing the HMRC ad campaign she didn’t find her tax return taxing at all, but then I doubt she was ever confronted with filling in a 64-8 form or an SA1 and you… Read more...
Last month, we wrote about the Electricians Tax Safety Paln (ETSP) that would be launched in February 2012. HMRC have now announced that along with electricians other trades in the construction industry will be targetted too. These will include builders,… Read more...
Having successfully targetted plumbers, HMRC are set to target the next trade on their list - Electricians. The Electricians Tax Safe Plan (ETSP) is due to start in February 2012. Similarly to HMRC's plumbers' campaign, it gives an opportunity to… Read more...
 We thought it may be helpful to set out a typical timeframe for processing a tradesman's CIS Tax Refund. Although we also complete the tax return process for PAYE tradesmen, this article is typical for CIS tradesmen. As soon as… Read more...
We recently were made aware of a warning pamphlet/ poster produced by the O.I.L.C,  the Offshore Energy Branch of the RMT. The “URGENT  -  ATTENTION ALL OFFSHORE WORKERS” poster can be found here. We fully agree with everything stated by the O.I.L.C. … Read more...
  If you file a Self-Assessment tax return (or your tax agent does it for you), you should be aware that the deadlines are 31st October for paper returns or 31st January for online. At Bettertax, we file all returns… Read more...
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