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Due Dates for submission of CT600s and payment of Corporation Tax where the Period of Account is extended.


When a company extends its period of account two CT600s are required, HMRC have been known to impose a penalty for a late CT600 when the first is submitted more than twelve months after the end of the first accounting period.

Denis McCarthy

If it looks too good to be true?


An agentsí guide to avoiding the pitfalls of recommending tax avoidance products.

Neil Tipping

Preparing for the new IFRS, FRS 101 and FRS 102 taxonomies


As part of the New UK GAAP accounting standards, new taxonomies are required to allow the tagging of iXBRL accounts. In addition, the FRC have taken this opportunity to create a new IFRS taxonomy as the existing one was considered lacking and they wanted to create consistency across all the taxonomies. This white paper contains a full description of these changes.

Paul Brace

R&D: voluntary disclosure


Under IFRS, companies do not have to itemise research and development expenses, but, increasingly, the big spenders are revealing more detail in annual reports, says David Stein

David Stein

Audit threshold changes: Results of the Wolters Kluwer survey


In line with the EU Accounting Directive it is likely that the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills will propose an increase in the audit exemption thresholds during 2015. Almost 100 audit professionals took part in our survey to assess the likely impact of this change. You can read an analysis and commentary of the results in this paper.

Paul Brace

FTSE 250 auditors survey: winds of change


European and UK regulatory pressure is shaking up listed companies as they are forced to retender their audits, reports Philip Smith

Philip Smith

Surviving self-assessment: 5 ways a client portal can help


The hectic weeks leading up to the self-assessment deadline on 31 January are a stressful time for tax professionals. Fortunately help is at hand! Technology exists to make the entire process quicker, easier and more efficient. Read this short guide to find out how.

Greg Gillet

White collar crime: when to use a DPA


Andrew Sanderson of Squire Saunders considers the impact of the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and whether they will be effective in reducing the number of prosecutions which are not in the public interest.

Andrew Sanderson