Further risks for the tax-payer!

Recently I read this article “HMRC ‘unable to trace’ accountants’ own tax records” by Pat Sweet of Accountancy Live. The article has given me food for thought and once again highlights the potential problems in giving more power to HMRC. As we’ve seen lately, the government is consulting on plans to give HMRC sweeping powers […]

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Self-assessment return blues

I’m not sure how much HMRC spend on advertising in order to cajole taxpayers to remember the 31 January filing deadline. Each year we are subjected to a slightly different approach advert. Apparently according to the promotion this year, if you file your return life becomes so easy! You never need to worry again! As […]

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Why all accountants are not the same

It’s difficult for us to give you advice about choosing an accountant, since we are accountants. But one of the things that is important to consider when you are looking for an accountant is the element of connection that you have with that accountant. Just about any accountant is capable of delivering you a set […]

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Changing our website – again!

You may have noticed our Caplan Associates website has a slightly new look and feel. We haven’t changed it massively, but we wanted a bit of an update, and a refresh of our previous site. While we as your accountants don’t pretend to be experts in the area of online marketing, it’s important to us […]

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Telecommunications, broadcasting, and e-services affected by new rules

In a few months time, two changes in rules will affect all UK VAT-registered business who supply digital services within the EU. The first change relates to telecommunications, broadcasting, or e-services. If your business provides telecommunications, broadcasting, or e-services,  is located in one EU member state, and supplies a consumer in a different EU member […]

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Caplan Associates and KashFlow

We’re big fans of cloud accounting at Caplan Associates, and we especially love KashFlow. KashFlow provides solutions for managing the financial side of your business. When our clients are using KashFlow, we can view their data in real time, or if we are chatting with a client on the phone, both parties can be viewing […]

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My experience as an accountancy firm prospect

Now as I’m an accountant you might find it odd that this blog is about my experience as an accountancy firm prospect. So I must immediately own up and say that this is based on a blog by Karen Reyburn of the Profitable Firm,  www.theprofitablefirm.com . I reproduced the content below because it is very interesting, […]

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Inheritance Tax Made Simple

Inheritance tax (also referred to as IHT) has become a bugbear for so many. It has unique features and in a way is very easy to collect (because the authorities meet with least resistance).  But because it is relatively easy for those with wealth to minimise it, if not avoid it altogether, it’s sometimes even […]

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