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Current Accountancy News from A J Bennewith

13th January 2023


  • Do you have a trust? Do you know anyone that has a Trust?

All Trusts should be registered on the Trust Registration Service, although there are a few exemptions.


  • MTD (Making Tax Digital) for Income Tax has been delayed to 2026.

Make sure you are ready for MTD.  It is a new way of reporting property and self-employment income to HMRC.  You must use software to keep digital records and send Income Tax updates.


  • New Penalty Regime for late VAT returns

As of 1 January 2023.  The system uses a points-based approach, as opposed to the previous Default Surcharge system.

These new rules will not apply of it is:

  • The 1st VAT return for a new registration
  • The Final VAT return when you cancel your registration
  • One-off returns covering a timescale different to a month, quarter or year (say a return of 4 months which might happen when there’s a change in your VAT Return cycle)

But it would cover a Nil VAT Return or a Repayment Return.

Late payments of VAT are caught under the same rules.


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