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    Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme for Charities

    Following consultation, the Small Charitable Donations Act 2012 (SCDA 2012) became a law in December 2012. The scheme is referred to in all official documents as the ‘Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme’ or GASDS, and it may well be that you have charity clients that may benefit.

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    Introducing The New Mercia Brand

    We have launched our fresh new look and we are excited to share it with you! Although we have a new look, you can still expect the same great service from our team, who are always happy to discuss your requirements, no matter how big or small. Updating our image prompted us to reflect on […]

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    Are HMRC always right?

    Some years ago HMRC were given wider information powers and also a right of access to business premises. What we have seen of more recent times is HMRC attempting to use these powers but, regularly, overstepping the mark. Two cases make interesting reading. The first involved a General Practitioner who, for many years, acted as […]

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    More compliance changes ahead

    In the continuing battle against avoidance and evasion, HMRC have launched three more consultations on proposals to tackle the hidden economy, promote tax compliance and create a level playing field for UK business. HMRC estimate that, in 2013/14, the hidden economy tax gap was £6.2bn.

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