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3rd March 2011 Finance Options for Purchasing a New Company Car

Once you have decided which car (or other vehicle type) to acquire and whether to own the vehicle within the company or personally, the next consideration relates to how to finance this transaction. The main factors of relevance should be taxation (corporation tax and VAT), cashflow, control and the accounting affect. Within business, conventional wisdom…

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3rd March 2000 Keeping Business Records

The length of time that business and tax related records should be kept depends upon which legislation they relate to. A brief simplified summary follows: Records      Time Limits  Company Statutory Registers Indefinitely Company Board and General Meeting Minutes At least 10 years Employer’s Liability Insurance Certificates 40 Years Details of Past Shareholders 20 Years…

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3rd March 1999 Preparing for a VAT Control Visit

HMRC officers no longer manage their own arrangements for VAT control visits to registered traders. These are normally arranged from centralised services with access to officers’ work plans or diaries. The VAT registered trader will receive a letter setting out the time date and venue for the planned VAT control visit and give outline guidance…

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5th April 1998 Bed & Breakfasting Shares

On 5th April 1998 the Chancellor introduced new share matching rules, which restrict the ability of individuals and trusts to ‘Bed and Breakfast’ their quoted shares. The new rules require a sale of shares, or other security, to be matched with acquisitions in the following order: Same day acquisitions, Acquisitions within the following 30 days…

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