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Buildbase TV Advert going live

This is our TV Ad, which goes live on screen at Buildbase next week (Feb 2011), promoting our services to the Construction Industry.   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

2010 Self Assessment Tax Return

So how was it for you? Did you get yours filed on time, before the midnight deadline? No? If you missed the deadline, and dont know what to do next, maybe its time to get in touch with me here at Merlin. Or maybe you did it yourself and filed in time but swore never[...] Read more »

Tax Return deadline 48 hours

Just in case you missed it, midnight on Monday is the deadline you need to meet to file your 2010 tax return and avoid a late filing penalty. Any tax you owe should also reach the taxman at the same time at the latest if you are to avoid paying interest. You can pay online[...] Read more »

Our TV advert is now almost complete

Will be on show soon in a 30 second slot every 10 minutes or so at Buildbase in Doncaster. If we can manage it we’ll also upload a copy to here too.   Sign up to receive the monthly Tax Tips & News email.

Coming soon!

TV Advert from Merlin! In a few weeks time we’ll have an ad showing at the trade counter of Buildbase in Doncaster on their big plasma screen (squeezed between their product features). Its on every 10 mins so if you frequent Buildbase (or know a man who does), watch out for it and let me[...] Read more »

Struggling to do your book keeping?

Doing it by hand still? Cant afford to pay for a book keeper? Try a software package we recommend to all our clients, called VT Transaction+. Comes in 2 versions, one is free and the other is currently £125+VAT. Really easy to use, and far more flexible than most if not all of its rivals.[...] Read more »

News about National Insurance

From 6 April 2011 the rates for NI contributions will be increasing by 1% and the new rates become… Employer’s class 1 above secondary threshold: 13.8% Employee’s class 1 above primary threshold and below upper earnings limit: 12% Employee’s class 1 above upper earnings limit: 2% Self-employed class 4: 9% Self-employed class 4 additional rate:[...] Read more »

Received a tax calculation from HMRC?

Whether it be an underpayment or an overpayment how sure can you be that what you have received is correct? HMRC are issuing tax calculations for the tax years 2008-09 & 2009-10, with several million taxpayers affected by this. If you are NOT a self assessment taxpayer for either of these years and have been[...] Read more »

Self Assessment Tax Returns, file online by 31 Jan 2011

Yes, with Christmas looming (less than 7 weeks now in case you wanted to know) its time to not only be thinking about the Christmas shopping BUT getting that 2010 tax return done, dusted and filed with HMRC. 31 January may seem a long way off, but with the Christmas and New Year break in[...] Read more »

Latest news om HMRC Tax Calculations

As you may know, HMRC revealed that 1.8million people had underpaid tax in the last 2 tax years through errors in their PAYE codings, and an even greater amount have overpaid for the same reason. HMRC have been issuing what is called a P800 tax calculation, to a limited number of people so far, over[...] Read more »