IR35 and self-employment – What installers need to know

John Thompson, CEO of the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) discusses what IR35 means for plumbing and heating contractors: In a recent court case it was ruled that Uber drivers are indeed workers, and not independent contractors as argued by Uber under IR35. So what is IR35, exactly, and why is it important […]

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How tradespeople can avoid being stung for tax they can’t afford due to Covid-19

If you’re a self-employed tradesperson there are things you can do now, before January’s tax return deadline, to avoid being stung for tax you can’t afford. Anish Mehta, UK Managing Partner at APARI, explains: As a result of Covid-19, many self-employed people will be worried about how they’re going to pay their tax bill. You […]

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Worst excuses for late Self Assessments revealed

With the  2018/19 Self Assessment deadline looming, HMRC has issued its list of the top unreasonable excuses it has received from taxpayers trying to avoid a late filing penalty over the previous ten years. However, for those worried their own tax return won’t make it to HMRC on time, tax preparation specialist David Redfern, Managing […]

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How will tax affect plumbing and heating engineers in April 2019?

Spring not only means blossoming cherry trees, milder temperatures and longer days, it also marks the start of a new tax year. With new tax rates and thresholds coming into force on 6th April 2019 for tax year 2019/20. David Redfern, Managing Director of DSR Tax Claims Ltd, explains what these new tax changes mean […]

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APHC is highlighting major forthcoming changes to VAT accounting

There are major changes coming from HMRC that will affect VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the £85,000 threshold. ‘Making Tax Digital’ for VAT is going to mean that from 1 April 2019 around 1 million businesses will need to submit VAT Returns through compatible software and keep digital records. VAT is the first […]

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