News / Blog

May
05

Help PSTAX to help good causes

PSTAX are always keen to support a good cause and we get many requests for sponsorship from clients who are completing amazing challenges for excellent causes, sadly we cannot always sponsor all of our clients, so in order to keep our charitable giving fair, we have decided to set up an annual charity nomination programme. […]

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Apr
07

The End of Dispensations- Time to Act Now

As of yesterday, Dispensations will be history. However, if you have one and are relying on it for expenses paid in 2015/16, please don’t consign it to the ‘circular file’ just yet. Not only can you use your Dispensation to inform your reporting obligations in June/early July 2016, it will also help you if you […]

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Apr
07

Changes to the rules regarding subsistence allowances

From April 2016 P11D dispensation agreements will be abolished and replaced with new rules based on statutory exemptions for business expenses paid/reimbursed that have been necessarily incurred in the performance of the duties of the employment. As a result of this change, where employers wish to pay subsistence expenses using so-called ‘scale rate’ payments (sometimes […]

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Apr
07

Councillors’ Expenses

Councillors’ Expenses – Latest Position 4 April 2016 Further to the Alert we sent  on 8 March 2016 regarding the moratorium from HMRC in respect of its review of the retrospective tax/NICs position of home to work travelling expenses claimed by councillors, we have set out below the latest position as we understand it. First, […]

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Apr
07

Budget Update

Overview Whether your assessment is that the Budget “puts the next generation first” or is a Budget “with unfairness at its very core”, it would be hard to deny that George Osborne has packed a lot in to his 2016 Budget. With headlines centred mainly on Corporation Tax reliefs, ‘sugar tax’ and the introduction of […]

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Mar
03

Property Searches – CON29 Charges – 4 July 2016

Background Local authorities maintain registers that contain a wide range of property information. These registers can be inspected by the public without charge, but local authorities have traditionally offered a search service as the data on the registers is generally in a somewhat ‘raw’ or ‘unrefined’ state. These search services are frequently used as part […]

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Feb
12

CON29 Charges- Update

VAT to be charged from 4 July 2016 In a letter to the CIPFA VAT Committee dated 8 February 2016, HMRC has communicated the new date from which local authorities must account for standard rate VAT on their supplies of CON29 search services. HMRC has agreed that the most appropriate date from which VAT must […]

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Jan
21

Property Search – FAQs

Will we need to issue VAT receipts to CON29 search customers? Under VAT regulations, if a standard rated or reduced rated taxable service is supplied to a VAT registered customer, a VAT invoice must be issued; where the value of the services is less than £250 (inclusive of VAT), a less detailed VAT invoice can […]

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