DEB Business Blog

British Accountancy Awards

It is again time for entries for the British Accountancy Awards - a year seems to be go by ever so quickly! DEB Chartered Accountants , aspiring to be the leading firm of accountants in Barnsley, has been extremely successful in the last two years in getting to the...

HMRC’s ‘Connect’ System

Over recent years HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has invested significantly in developing a state-of-the-art technological system to aid its fight against tax evasion. In 2009 HMRC launched its ‘Connect’ system after it proved outstandingly successful in proof of concept...

Should you Obtain Proof of Posting?

Failure to submit certain documents, such as personal tax returns, to HMRC by a specified deadline date can result in considerable penalties. It has been widely held that obtaining a ‘Proof of Postage’ certificate is a good idea to mitigate any penalties that arise...

The Cost of Company Cars is on the Rise

HMRC has published tables showing the percentages that will be applied in the calculation of company car benefit charges for the next few years. It is immediately evident from the tables that, for the majority of the CO2 emission bands, the percentage applied to the...

Beware of PPI Interest

We’ve all had them over the past few years…. an endless barrage of calls from legal claims companies claiming to be able to recover Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) that was mis-sold to us by banks and other credit providers. For some of us they have been simply an...

A Cautionary Tale

Once upon a time there was a man called Jeremy.  Jeremy was the son of Mr Clark a prominent businessman who owned a chain of clothing retailers called ‘Top Gear’.  Despite having fairly extreme views about people towing caravans, Jeremy was, on the whole, a...

Motor Expenses under Attack by HMRC

HMRC have won a significant case relating to motor expenses which, if not subject to a successful appeal by the appellant, Dr Samadian, is likely to be extremely bad news for business owners in general and professionals who have a home office base. The doctor in...