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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.

Revenue updates guidance on tipping apps

When HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC’s) current guidance on the tax treatment of tips and troncs was first published back in 2014, tips and troncs…

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Our top tips for hiring your first employee

There has been a surge in new company formations in the last few years, as entrepreneurs develop new and exciting business ideas and bring them…

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Working from home tax relief continues, but fewer employees likely to be eligible this year

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has retained its online portal for claiming working from home tax relief for the 2022/23 tax year. But, while the…

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Could Government-backed business loans become permanent?

Throughout the pandemic and into the current recovery period, the Government has offered a number of loans to help businesses survive and invest for their…

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Make sure you are making the correct PAYE payments to HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is issuing fresh warnings to employers to ensure their payment reference numbers are correct so that payments are recognised. Each…

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Can my business pay for my garden office?

When it comes to purchasing and expensing a garden office, you may be wondering if your company can cover the costs. (more…)

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Charging an electric company car: what you need to know

With the important focus on achieving Net Zero goals and targeting personal emissions, more and more company cars seem to be following the electric car…

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Parents missing out on Tax-Free childcare allowance encouraged to claim

Many parents have been missing out on Tax-Free Childcare, after it was revealed that one in five parents did not know they met the eligibility…

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Get your tax in order as National Insurance rises

With the arrival of April’s payslips in people’s pockets, the recent rise in National Insurance will be clear to see. (more…)

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Student finance: How can employers stay up to date?

Student finance appears to be an issue that regularly changes, meaning those in charge of payroll for businesses must adapt to keep up. (more…)

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