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IN THIS ISSUE:
FEATURES
Minimising your exposure to potential tax claims
Lack of joined-up approach poses money laundering threats
Helping and encouraging businesses to engage in international trade
FOR YOUR PRACTICE
Stand out from your competition!
Benefits in kind consultations
Agent Update 42 and other HMRC updates
Late filing penalties - HMRC helpsheet available
IFB Isle of Man tax and preferred service event
Access government support for exporters
Summer CPD with ACCA
Asset based lending - greater liquidity and returns
TECHNICAL MATTERS
Finance Bill proposes further changes to the taxation of trusts
Reporting on school academies
Pension schemes and inheritance tax
True and fair statement published by FRC
Accountants’ negligence and the defence
Preparing financial statements for colleges
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FEATURES

Minimising your exposure to potential tax claims
HMRC now has enhanced powers to obtain information during tax scheme investigations.  

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Lack of joined-up approach poses money laundering threats
The success of the UK’s anti-money laundering regime is being hindered by a disjointed approach, lack of connectivity and co-ordination between organisations, respondents say in a new report from CCAB, the collective forum of accountancy bodies.

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Helping and encouraging businesses to engage in international trade
In very simple terms if an SME gets it right its profits could rise dramatically: good news for both the SME, your own practice and the wider UK economy.

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FOR YOUR PRACTICE

 
Stand out from your competition!
The British Accountancy Awards recognise the best firms in public practice. Could your firm be a winner?

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Benefits in kind consultations
HMRC is consulting on four areas around benefits in kind during the summer.

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Agent Update 42 and other HMRC updates
Agent Update 42 is now available, while HMRC has also issued guidance on IR35 and the 'End of Year Expenses and Benefits iForm'.

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Late filing penalties - HMRC helpsheet available
Following customer feedback, HMRC has published a short guide to help businesses prepare for the introduction of late filing penalties from October 2014.

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IFB Isle of Man tax and preferred service event
The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development invites ACCA’s practitioners to attend its free showcase event in Liverpool.

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Access government support for exporters
Government agency focused on helping SMEs grow their export business.

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Summer CPD with ACCA
Top up your CPD this summer with one of our courses/events being held across the country - or one of our online courses.

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Asset based lending - greater liquidity and returns
Putting the right funding package together continues to be challenging for many businesses. So it is crucial to seek robust and responsive forms of finance, from a solid partner who can offer both flexibility and certainty of funding required.

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TECHNICAL MATTERS

Finance Bill proposes further changes to the taxation of trusts
Further ‘simplifications’ around the taxation of trusts in the pipeline.

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Reporting on school academies
Reference pack for academy trusts refreshed.

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Pension schemes and inheritance tax
Making the right choice and knowing the risks are important when considering options for a pension.

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True and fair statement published by FRC
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published a statement to confirm that the requirement to present a true and fair view remains of fundamental importance in IFRS and UK GAAP, including the new UK standards FRS 100 -103.

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Accountants’ negligence and the defence
Court of Appeal decision supports accountants while also emphasising the importance of engagement letters.

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Preparing financial statements for colleges
New guidance available on preparing colleges' annual financial statements.

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