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National Minimum Wage rates change

National Minimum Wage rates change once more with effect from pay periods beginning on or immediately after 1 October 2011:- From 1 October 2011 Current Rates (since 01.10.10) 21 & over £6.08 p.h. £5.93 p.h. 18 to 20 £4.98 p.h. £4.92 p.h. 16 and 17 £3.68 p.h. £3.64 p.h. Apprentice rate £2.60 p.h. £2.50 p.h.[...] Read more »

VAT Return to 31 August?

Make sure you file it online by 7 October and pay what you owe to HMRC so it reaches them by the 7th at the latest, emphasis being on REACH! So that means you cant wait until 7th to pay! Payment difficulties, contact HMRC immediately to agree a payment plan.   Sign up to receive[...] Read more »

Get a tax return completed for free!

Yes, be one of the first 25 people to register an interest in appointing us as your tax agent for your 2011 or 2012 tax return and, if you sign on as a client, you will qualify for a free tax return (based on our standard tax return charge of £99). Appointments available throughout September[...] Read more »

Online trader?

If you trade through Ebay, Facebook or other similar internet mediums you should take note of this article – Web Bots Are Out to Get You!   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

Payroll calculator

Want to quickly work out take home pay or employer national insurance costs on wages? Our calculator does this for you – all in a matter of seconds.   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

Construction Industry Scheme

Working in the construction industry? Check out details of how we can help with your tax and accounting, and much more besides.   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

2011 Self assessment tax return

Thinking about making a start on your 2011 self assessment tax return? Do you really want the hassle? We prepare returns from as little as £99 (prices vary according to complexity) – Merlin – Tax Returns Self Assessment Service   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

Merlin – Special Business Reports

There’s no catch – register on our website and you can download this and much more, all for FREE. Yes, we would love for you to become a client, but its not compulsory :)   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

Do you employ staff?

Know the ins & outs of employment law, health & safety? Know the right way to dismiss staff? Its a minefield! Get it wrong & it can cost thousands! From as little as £29 per month we can provide you with the legal and professional support you need, from drawing up contracts of employment to[...] Read more »

Merlin – Repayment Claims for Tax on Interest

Are you on a low income (or no income) but have savings earning interest? If these are being subjected to tax you may be able to claim it back – and even more so if you are over 65 – see our article.   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.