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Happy New Year!

11th January 2019

It's tax return time! 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

12th December 2018

Less than two weeks to go

HMRC related scams

2nd November 2018

Be aware of a number of scams relating to HMRC!

Autumn Budget 2018

30th October 2018

The Chancellor delivered his Autumn Budget yesterday.

31 October deadline

8th October 2018

The 31 October is the deadline for filing paper returns


3rd September 2018

The school holidays are almost finished and now it is time to start thinking about forthcoming deadlines

Summer holidays and tax returns

24th August 2018

Don't forget to let us have your tax return information by 30 September!

HMRC and scams

22nd August 2018

A client informed us of a dubious looking email regarding a supposed refund of tax

The Avonhurst team is growing

17th August 2018

We have a new team member on board!

Summer is here!

23rd July 2018

School holidays have started for many but there's still time to get your tax return done before the end of July

Scam Warning: Phone message threatens HMRC lawsuit

16th May 2018

HMRC alerts to a scam which targets taxpayers and seems to be aimed at the elderly in particular. 

HMRC warns on scams

15th May 2018

Fraudsters are sending scam emails and SMS-messages that promise tax rebates to trick people into disclosing their account and personal details.

New tax allowances for 2017/18

11th April 2018

You can get up to £1,000 each tax year in tax-free allowances for property or trading income from 6 April 2017. If you have both types of income, you’ll get a £1,000 allowance for each.

Happy New Tax Year!

9th April 2018

The 2017/18 tax year has just finished

GDPR and “consent” in employment contracts: employers must take a new approach

22nd March 2018

With the GDPR applying from 25 May 2018,  employers must now re-think their approach to consent clauses in employment contracts.  Getting it right is crucial as the potential consequence of non-compliance is a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover.

Auto Enrolment employer contributions are increasing on 6 April 2018

21st March 2018

The minimum contributions that you and your staff pay into your automatic enrolment workplace pension scheme are increasing. This is also sometimes known as phasing.

It is your responsibility to make sure these increases are implemented.

Year end dividend planning

20th March 2018

Don't forget to utilise your tax free dividend allowance before 6 April 2018

Use of home claims for the self employed

19th March 2018

Last week we looked at use of home claims for company directors.  Sole traders (the ‘self employed’), on the other hand, can claim a proportion of almost all household expenses against tax – if you run your business from home.

Use of home claim for company directors

15th March 2018

HM Revenue & Customs guidance relating to making claims for use of home as office in company accounts

End of the tax year!

3rd April 2017

The 2016/17 tax year is coming to a close...

VAT Flat Rate Scheme

9th March 2017

Changes to the VAT flat rate scheme from 6 April 2017

Property rental changes from 6 April 2017

9th March 2017

The restriction for mortgage interest tax relief starts on 6 April 2017.

Spring Budget 2017

9th March 2017

A few measures that affect a lot of our clients came out of the budget yesterday, plus other measures previously announced that will start from April 2017.

Office opening hours over Christmas

22nd December 2015

Festive period office opening hours

Sale and purchase of businesses and shares

6th November 2015

Share Purchase V Asset Purchase

200 clients

6th October 2015

Avonhurst hits 200 clients in just over 4 years.....

Pre-registration VAT

2nd October 2015

Maximising your claim for pre-registration VAT.....

Automatic enrolment

11th September 2015

Automatic enrolment duties dont apply....

Stroud and Brimscombe

28th August 2015

Avonhurst can now provide the personal accounting services many require in the Stroud, Brimscombe and surrounding areas...

Limited Companies

24th August 2015

Big changes to small entities


1st April 2015

This April, some employers may need to pay their employees and report their PAYE on a different date than usual.

1 April 2015

1st April 2015

The following tax changes come into effect today (Wednesday 1 April 2015):

RTI Fines

4th March 2015

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has introduced penalties for employers who report their payroll information late.  

New Marriage Allowance

23rd February 2015

Register your interest in the new Marriage Allowance from 6 April 2015

31 January 2015

29th January 2015

The Self-Assessment deadline is nearly upon us! 

May 2014

21st May 2014

Haven't we been having some lovely weather!  

On a more mundane note...

Castle Howard tax case

29th January 2014

The custodians of North Yorkshire stately home Castle Howard have won a tribunal battle to avoid paying tax on the £9.4m sale of a painting, after a judge ruled it a piece of “plant or machinery” integral to attracting visitors.


15th August 2013

It's been a lovely summer so far, even though the weather this week is a bit changeable...

Changes to Child Benefit rules

7th March 2013

Are you affected by the changes to Child Benefit?

Payroll and RTI

7th March 2013

PAYE is changing from 6 April 2013 to Real Time Information (RTI)...

Flat Rate Scheme for VAT

11th February 2013

Having looked into the pros and cons for specific clients over the last week or so with regards to the Flat Rate Scheme.....

New clients

8th November 2012

Having welcomed around 30 new clients to our existing client base since September....

Well done Rebecca!

19th September 2012

 Ascent of Snowdon on 15th September

October 5th deadline

19th September 2012

The sun is still shining...

New website

11th September 2012

Following the completion of our brand new website I am very excited to be sat here writing our first news feed....