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Welcome to the Orchard Accountants blog. This is our hub of information where we will detail company developments as well as provide news and insight into the ever-changing world of finances and accounting. If you read something which strikes to your interest, and you’d like to learn more about a particular topic or service we provide, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way…

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Is your partnership tax-efficient?

Tax efficiency is one of the major deciding factors between different types of companies, particularly for growing businesses which need to minimise costs. (more…)

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Government Gateway to be replaced with single login system

In a bid to simplify the way in which taxpayers and agents use online services, the Government is rolling out plans to replace Government Gateway…

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HMRC U-turns on its double cab pickups tax decision

HMRC surprised all taxpayers who own a double cab pickup as a company vehicle on 12 February by announcing that these vehicles would be classified…

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What is the 500T tax code?

The 500T tax code in the UK is a temporary, non-cumulative code used by HMRC when they lack information. (more…)

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Warning to all taxpayers – Pay your taxes on time amidst rising interest rates

As the deadline for paying any tax approaches, it is crucial you make your payments accurately and on time before it is too late. (more…)

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Trivial benefits in kind: A quick guide for employers

Making employees feel valued is critical for their morale, engagement, and overall well-being. Often, it's the smaller gestures that have the most significant impact on…

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Tightening the reins on ‘side hustles’ – Navigating HMRC’s new powers

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now using new powers granted to them by the Government to target a key area of tax evasion –…

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Implications for businesses amid soaring pension tax relief

Recent statistics reveal a significant increase in the amount of annual pension tax relief, exceeding £50 billion for the first time. (more…)

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HMRC reminds restaurants and takeaways of VAT obligations on hot food

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently issued letters to restaurant and takeaway businesses across the country, emphasising the importance of correctly applying VAT on…

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