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    Closing the tax gap … it’s complicated!

     July 18, 2018  Ian Moss

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the tax gap and how it was unfortunate that the figures were published at the same time Theresa May said taxes would need to rise in order to provide extra health service funding. The tax gap, as it’s quaintly known, is the difference between the amount of tax collected […]

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    National Audit Office focuses on HMRC

     July 17, 2018  Ian Moss

    “HMRC is primarily in the business of bringing in tax revenue, and numbers are up for 2017-18 which is good news. Of course it needs to be vigilant on fraud and error, which is rising in Tax Credits, and on customer service. I welcome HMRC’s recognition of the need for prioritisation, to balance Brexit pressures and […]

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    IRIS launches digital excellence awards

     July 16, 2018  Ian Moss

    IRIS is launching its very own awards to celebrate individuals and accountancy practices thriving in the digital economy. The IRIS Customer Awards have been set up as the software group enters its 40th year. They acknowledge best practice across several areas as accountancy firms evolve beyond compliance services to capitalise on service opportunities in the […]

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    HMRC releases new update on making tax digital

       Ian Moss

    Making Tax Digital edges ever closer. Late on Friday afternoon HMRC posted an MTD update including a list of 18 software suppliers, as it put it: “To support businesses and agents in the run up to the start of the mandatory MTD VAT service from April 2019.” The online information package includes: A new HMRC VAT […]

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    Debunking myths about age … plus more on MTD

     July 13, 2018  Ian Moss

    Today’s theme is age. Young people make the ‘best’ entrepreneurs, right? Just look at the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. All of them were still in their 20s when the zillions started rolling in and they’d changed everyone’s lives beyond recognition. But not so fast… the Harvard Business Review has published […]

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  • Closing the tax gap … it’s complicated!

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the tax gap and how it was unfortunate that the figures were published at the same time Theresa May said taxes would need to rise in order to provide extra health service funding. The tax gap, as it’s quaintly known, is the difference between the amount of tax collected […]

  • National Audit Office focuses on HMRC

    “HMRC is primarily in the business of bringing in tax revenue, and numbers are up for 2017-18 which is good news. Of course it needs to be vigilant on fraud and error, which is rising in Tax Credits, and on customer service. I welcome HMRC’s recognition of the need for prioritisation, to balance Brexit pressures and […]

  • HMRC releases new update on making tax digital

    Making Tax Digital edges ever closer. Late on Friday afternoon HMRC posted an MTD update including a list of 18 software suppliers, as it put it: “To support businesses and agents in the run up to the start of the mandatory MTD VAT service from April 2019.” The online information package includes: A new HMRC VAT […]

  • Debunking myths about age … plus more on MTD

    Today’s theme is age. Young people make the ‘best’ entrepreneurs, right? Just look at the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. All of them were still in their 20s when the zillions started rolling in and they’d changed everyone’s lives beyond recognition. But not so fast… the Harvard Business Review has published […]

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  • Marketing Monthly … questions for Amanda Watts

    Welcome to the second Q and A session focusing on marketing for accountants… with Amanda C Watts… Q. I am a small practice accountant trying in vain to improve my social media exposure… from a very low level … in an effort to get our name and services out there. I really am a complete […]

  • The man behind Rhino, Eugene Blaine

    Eugene Blaine started his first software company, Atlantic Global, in 1993. He took the group public in 2001 on the LSE Aim market. Atlantic built and supplied software solutions to leading companies such as Barclays Bank, HSBC, Pfizer, GSK and Aviva. In 2012, Atlantic was acquired by KeyedIn, a leading US cloud software company. Following […]

  • 10 top best practice insights for accountants

    Welcome to the first regular article from accountancy speaker and author Martin Bissett. Martin will be focusing on practice insights and giving invaluable advice on how accountants can improve their businesses. My favourite 10 practice insights… To your potential client, it doesn’t matter if your marketing is different, it matters that you’re “superior” to the alternative […]

  • ‘As Virginia Woolf said: a woman must have money and a room of her own’

    Caroline Plumb, founder and CEO of Fluidly, talks to Accounting Insight editor Ian Moss about her life and accounting times. The here and now…. What are your favourite early career memories, Caroline? Starting a business aged 21 and pretending we had a switchboard, building the first computers, finding my first customers and growing it! Oh […]

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  • IRIS launches digital excellence awards

    IRIS is launching its very own awards to celebrate individuals and accountancy practices thriving in the digital economy. The IRIS Customer Awards have been set up as the software group enters its 40th year. They acknowledge best practice across several areas as accountancy firms evolve beyond compliance services to capitalise on service opportunities in the […]

  • How do you enforce crypto regulation?

    As accountants call for regulatory guidance on crypto assets, a bigger concern is brewing beneath the surface: enforcement. Historically, with the exception of cash, global governments have enjoyed a tight grip on the the flow of money through the banking system. This has been achieved by the reporting regulations imposed on banks, brokerages and other […]

  • GDPR guide for accountants in practice

    A “pragmatic” look at GDPR focuses on the new data law in the context of accountancy practices and looks at how the regulation will impact. MyFirmsApp, providers of a custom app platform for accountants in practice, has published the handy summary . The 19-page guide examines key questions such as what personal data a practice typically holds […]

  • GDPR and the right of access to data

    GDPR says it is an individual’s right to obtain confirmation about whether data belonging to them is being processed and, if so, where it is being held. It is also their right to have a copy of that data and other “supplementary information” including: the purpose their data was being stored for; the recipients that […]

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