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We've had a few clients querying the new HMRC verification system, which does look worryingly like a scam. These are the SURF1 and SURF2 letters in response to reclaiming refunds of tax. If you are new to Self Assessment you are more likely to have bee...
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We've updated our Tax Return Checklist for 2020/21 which contains a checklist of the details/documents which we require in order to complete and submit your tax return. When providing the information needed to complete your annual tax return please che...
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HMRC have announced that it is possible to delay making your second payment on account for the 2019-2020 tax year due to the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic. You have up to 31 January 2021 to make your second payment on account and will...
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Covid-19 Update

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I would like to make you aware that some of our staff members are having to self isolate. Hopefully this won’t have too much of an impact on our business, we do have measures inplace to ensure we keep on top of things. However we are very busy wi...
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Applying for a mortgage as a seafarer can be problematic. Ask your Tax Adviser for more information about our preferred mortgage provider, who specialise in mortgages for Seafarers.
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  This is becoming more and more common and a few of our clients are falling foul to these scams.   HMRC will never send you an email or text message containing personal information to you such as a refund of tax.   The genuine messages...
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if you are wondering whether you can claim higher rate tax relief through Self Assessment on Workplace Pension Contributions, we have just published a guide on the subject.If you have any further questions on the subject please contact us and we'd...
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We've updated our seafarer's tax return checklist for 2016-2017. Please have a read through as it contains all the information we require in order to complete and submit your 2017 Tax Return.  If you could just check through the list and send on d...
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If your partner does not have sufficient income to be liable to pay tax AND you only pay tax at the basic (20%) rate then it is possible for your partner to transfer part of their allowance to you. Unfortunately we cannot do this for you as your partne...
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We have had a number of enquiries for concerned clients regarding the introduction of a Scottish rate of income tax from April 2016. This will have no effect whatsoever on the Seafarers claim and so all our Scottish resident clients will still be able ...
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If you are resident in an EU or EEA country and working for a UK company, paying UK income tax, you can now claim the seafarers allowance, also known as the 100% claim. Originally the Revenue stated that this could only be claimed for the 2011/2012 tax...
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If you are employed in the offshore Oil industry, from the 6th April 2008 you need to be aware that we now have to look more closely at your sea service to ensure that you still have a valid claim to Seafarers Earnings Deduction (SED). In order for ...
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There has been comment that there has been a change in the way in which SED claims are treated by the Revenue. It is being claimed that the Revenue have changed their view on what constitutes a day out of the UK. I can tell you quite categorically that...
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Mortgages for Seafarers
Applying for a mortgage as a seafarer can be problematic. Ask your Tax Adviser for more information about our preferred mortgage provider, who specialise in mortgages for Seafarers.

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