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    Offshore tax evaders to face tough new criminal sanctions!

    Speaking at HMRC’s Stakeholder Conference in London, David Gauke said: “Time’s up for people who don’t pay their fair share of tax by hiding their money offshore. People who evade tax, facilitate or turn a blind eye to tax evasion will now face powerful criminal and civil sanctions...
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    Time to Pay Arrangements – Mandatory Direct Debit

    Advance notice about a change to the way HMRC will expect customers to pay future agreed time to pay arrangements. As you may know HMRC can use discretionary powers to agree to payment of a debt by instalments after the due date, where the customer is genuinely unable to pay by the due date...
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    HMRC & MOD agree Laundry Allowance

    HMRC have reached an agreement with the Ministry Of Defence with regards to Uniform allowance for laundry expenses. Basically HMRC have made set fees for repayment depending on the Force you were in and the length of service. If you served in the Forces after April 2008 and you have not...
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    Raffle Tickets for Pilgrim Bandits Charity

    If you can't make our event on Friday but would like to buy a raffle ticket, please follow the link below Black Tie Valentines Ball Charity Raffle - Whittaker & Co - Whittaker & Co. I have also uploaded our Pre-Auction document if you would like to make a bid on any of the items we have...
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    HMRC SCAMS doing the rounds again

    Recognising and reporting phishing/bogus emails Now that the self-assessment tax return deadline has passed this is the perfect time for scam artists to really get to work sending out emails regarding tax repayments that have ‘appeared’ on your record. Most emails will request you to...
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    Hmrc deadline only 3 days to go

    JUST 3 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!! There are only 3 days remaining to submit your tax return, all of our clients will have had reminders from HMRC advising that you have a tax return to submit, the letter will also state the fines if you don’t.. Whittaker and Co are here to help, let us have the...
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    Tax return deadline

    2012/13 Self-Assessment Tax Return Submission Deadline is fast approaching! If you are unsure of the information you will need to supply for the submission of your tax return please contact your Account Manager within Whittaker and Co for further information. 31 January deadline for...
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    Whittaker & co black tie event for the pilgrim bandits

    http://www.whittakerandco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/black-tie-ball.gif 6 weeks to go to our charity event on behalf of the Pilgrim Bandits which is a charity we as a company actively assist. Pilgrim Bandits | Always a little further We have some good sporting celebs coming along...
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    Mca - change their mind

    Thursday, 17 October 2013 UPDATE FROM MCA Over the past few days the team at Whittaker and Co have been on the phone constantly regarding the news that Maritime Security Guys will not be able to renew or obtain a Seaman’s Discharge Book following the Maritime Convention Law definitions of...
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    Mca document causing a stir

    A recent post by a training company has caused a little bit of a stir with our maritime security clients. The document below defines Private Security Operatives as not being "Seafarers" for MCA purposes. NOTE MCA PURPOSES. http://www.dft.gov.uk/mca/mgn_471_mlc_definitions.pdf There is no...
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    The associates

    Whittaker & Co is pleased to be one of the founder members of The Associates. The Associates is a group of professional companies that have collaborated to offer free advice through their own respective companies to serving Armed Forces personnel in transition to civilian life and ex forces...
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    Sole trader/partnership or ltd

    Registering as a sole trader If you are not going to employ anybody you will probably be best as a sole trader – there are no dues or fees to register and you can go straight out and order your business cards. Most new businesses are set up this way – it is easy, it is inexpensive and...
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    Dormant limited company what's it mean?

    DORMANT COMPANY MEANING & CLOSING A COMPANY THAT HASN’T TRADED "A company can be non-trading in the sense that it isn't doing business. But it may still have other accounting transactions going through its books, which means that it is not dormant in a legal sense. A dormant company must...
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    Hmrc fines won't go away

    Whittaker and Co have had to archive a number of clients that have not got back in touch with us for the past 6-12 months. This could be that they are no longer working in the industry. We have made many calls, sent letters to the registered home address and copious amounts of emails, at the 12...
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    Airport Purchases & VAT reclaims

    There seems to be a trend going on within the industry at the moment, where upon expensive items are being bought at the airport and the VAT/TAX being claimed back whilst at the airport therefore reducing the cost of the item purchased. Please read below :- VAT refunds for visitors to the UK...
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    Changes to non-residency rules - means working in maritime can only claim sed

    Please find below information and please read through this thoroughly, should you require the actual documentation that HMRC have sent us along with the residency test, then please go to our website and download these documents, - Whittaker & Co or email info@whittakerandco.com and Rhi will send...
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    Changes to non-residency rules - hot off the press

    Please find below information and please read through this thoroughly, should you require the actual documentation that HMRC have sent us along with the residency test, then please go to our website and download these documents, - Whittaker & Co or email info@whittakerandco.com and Rhi will send...
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    Changes to NON Residency (NOT WHAT THE PAPERS SAY)

    POTENTIAL CHANGES TO NON UK RESIDENCY There has recently been an article published in a Scottish newspaper regarding potential changes being made to the rules and regulations regarding non UK residency. Unfortunately the person who has written the article has not done their homework. The...
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    Marketing email from an offshore company

    We have just been sent a number of emails from guys in the maritime industry attaching a fancy document about their offshore company and about claiming SED etc. After reading the literature I want to make you aware of some misleading information that is in their literature. You must be...
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    Maritme Tax & NI

    I think we need to get a few thinks straight on this one. Currently to claim SED (Seafarers Earnings Deductions) you must be employed you cannot claim if you are self employed or non resident. However to properly establish if a claim for SED can be made for an individual, the freelance contract...
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