• 2018 Tax Return Deadline Closing in

2018 Tax Return Deadline Closing in

The Deadline for filing your Tax Return online is closing in. It is now less than a month before your Tax Return must be submitted for the tax year ending 5th April 2018. Your Tax [...]

Festive Holidays Opening Hours

The offices will be closed for the festive period on the following dates: Friday 21st December 2018 from 1:00pm (staff Christmas lunch) Monday to Wednesday, 24th to 26th December 2018 (all day) Monday to Wednesday, [...]

Software Package Discounts & Offers

Here at James Bell & Co we are always looking for new ways to improve our services. This is why we have partnered with Receipt bank & Iris to bring you discounted licences for the [...]

New Services We Provide

Here at James Bell & Co we aim to provide our clients with the best service possible. To do this we have recently adopted new technology and software to keep up with modern bookkeeping and [...]

Making Tax Digital For VAT 2019

In July 2017, HMRC announced that Making Tax Digital for VAT will come into effect from April 2019. From that date, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to start [...]

  • Changes For The 2018/19 Tax Year

Changes For The 2018/19 Tax Year

With the 2018 tax year ending on the 5th April, there has been a number of announcements made by HMRC & the Pension Regulator. The first of which is the increase for the national minimum [...]

  • 2018 Tax Return Deadline Closing in

2017 Tax Return Deadline Closing in

The Deadline for filing your Tax Return online is closing in. It is now less than a month before your Tax Return must be submitted for the tax year ending 5th April 2017. Your Tax [...]

  • Office Opening Hours for Christmas Holiday 2017

Office Opening Hours for Christmas Holiday 2017

For the Christmas holiday, our office will be closed on the following days: Friday 22th December 2017 from 1.00pm Monday & Tuesday 25th and 26th December 2017 (all day) Monday & Tuesday 1st and 2nd January [...]

  • Digital Tax

Automatic Enrolment Update

As you may know all businesses that employ any staff must enrol them in a pension scheme on their staging date. From the 1st of October 2017 any new business formed will not receive a [...]

  • Streamlining Our Business And How It Can Help You

Streamlining Our Business And How It Can Help You

Technology is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Old methods of working are rapidly being replaced by new, cost effective, automated procedures Here at James Bell & Co we have been upgrading our software and systems [...]

  • New Phishing Scam Warning From HMRC

New Scam Email Warning

It has recently been brought to our attention that there is a new phishing Email from what appears to be HMRC stating that you could be due a refund on your Self Assessment. The flowing [...]

  • Employers Duties - Payroll Reporting

Employers Duties – Payroll Reporting

As an employer, you will have to follow a number of set guidelines that you must follow in respect to filing payroll reports with HMRC These include submitting a Full Payment Submission (FBS) & an [...]

CIS Tax, can subcontractors in the construction industry claim it back?

What is CIS? CIS Tax is deducted from subcontractors in the construction industry to ensure that income tax & national insurance deductions are collected. The rate at which a subcontractor is taxed is dependent on [...]

  • New Phishing Scam Warning From HMRC

New Phishing Scam Warning From HMRC

We have received a new warning from HMRC that there is a new Phishing Scam that is being used. The warning is as follows: Customers are strongly advised to lookout for a new phishing scam. [...]

  • Making Tax Digital - What You Need to Know

Making Tax Digital – What You Need to Know

Starting in 2018 HMRC plans to introduce businesses to Making Tax Digital scheme. Making Tax Digital was designed to save HMRC over £8bn a year by helping to reduce the cost of fixing avoidable taxpayer [...]

The Apprenticeship Levy

From April 2017 HMRC have introduced the Apprenticeship Levy for large employers & companies. This levy will only effect large businesses as the employer will only be eligible is they have an excess of 3 [...]

  • Easter Office Holidays

Office Easter Holidays Closures

The Offices will be closed on Friday 14th April and Monday 17th April 2017 for the Easter Holiday. If you have any enquires during this time please contact us here  

Minimum Wage Increase 2017

Changes to the National Minimum wage From the 1st of April 2017, the National Minimum Wage will be increasing for all employees. From this date forward the wage rates will be: £7.50 per hour – [...]

  • Office Hours for Christmas Holiday 2016

Office Opening Hours for Christmas Holiday 2016

For the Christmas holiday, our office will be closed on the following days: Friday 16th December 2016 from 1.00pm Monday & Tuesday 26th and 27th December 2016 (all day) Monday & Tuesday 2nd and 3rd January 2016 [...]

  • Tax Return Deadline Closing in

Tax Return Deadline Closing in

The Deadline for filing your Tax Return online is closing in. It is now less than two months before your Tax Return must be submitted for the tax year ending 5th April 2016. Your Tax [...]