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HMRC: File Returns and Pay Corporation Tax Online

Businesses must file their corporation tax returns online and make payments electronically from 1 April, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned. Companies with accounting periods ending after 31 March 2010 are obliged to file their company tax return online. All businesses will have to pay corporation tax bills electronically from April by Direct Debit, debit or credit card, using the BillPay service or bank transfer. HMRC spokeswoman, Helen Jones, said that from April 2012 it will also become compulsory for all firms registered for VAT to submit their returns online. “We’ve found that a lot of businesses have already voluntarily registered for VAT online,” she added. “They’re ahead of the game.” To sign up for corporation tax online filing, visit the HMRC website »

From 1st April 2010, if you have an annual VAT exclusive turnover of £100,000 or more you will have to submit your VAT returns online

VAT is Moving Online

From 1st April 2010, if you have an annual VAT exclusive turnover of £100,000 or more you will have to submit your VAT returns online and pay your VAT electronically. Also, if you register for VAT from 1st April 2010 onwards, you’ll have to file online from the start, whatever your turnover. But don’t worry, nothing else has changed; it’s the same form and the process is secure. Doing your return online also helps reduce errors, provides automatic calculations and with an on-screen acknowledgment that it’s been received you don’t have to worry. What’s more, its available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can do your return at a time that suits you. If you’re using HMRC Online Services for the first time, you will have to register for ... »

Record Numbers File Tax Returns Online

Record Numbers File Tax Returns Online

A record 5.8 million business owners filed their self-assessment tax returns online this year – a 51 per cent rise on 2008, according to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). This figure means that two-thirds of all self-assessment tax returns were filed online this year. "More and more people are recognising the benefits of filing their tax return online," said financial secretary to HM Treasury, Stephen Timms. "Online returns make it easier and quicker to calculate how much tax you owe and you can pay online too." Changes to the self-assessment filing process in 2008 gave taxpayers a choice of two deadlines, 31 October for paper tax returns and 31 January for online tax returns. In addition, any tax owed for the 2007-08 tax year had to be paid by 31 January. Usually,... »

Ready for the Online Self Assessment deadline?

If you need to complete a Tax Return for the tax year ended 5 April 2008 and haven’t started thinking about it yet, now is probably a good time. The deadline for completing your online Self Assessment (SA) Tax Return is 31 January 2009. But if this is the first year that you have done your Tax Return online, you need to register for HM Revenue & Custom’s (HMRC) Online Services and allow about 7 days to receive your Activation PIN by post before you can get started. As the 31 October deadline for completing a Tax Return on paper has already passed you should now complete it online. If you do not submit your Tax Return online by 31 January 2009 you may get a penalty. But the good news is, doing it online means you can do it whenever is convenient for you – in 2007 over ... »

Setting Up Shop Online – 10 Top Tips

Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce software supplier, SellerDeck is co-author of Selling Successfully Online – over 120 top tips for running an ecommerce website. The wild west of the internet has been largely tamed and lots of people are succeeding online. There have been casualties, but the good news is that you don’t have to follow in their footsteps. Here are some of the good practices that have been developed over the last few years, which can help you start out in ecommerce safely. 1. It’s about your product, not technology Don’t try to implement the latest cutting-edge technology, or let fantastic design overshadow your business objectives. Focus on providing something that customers want, that they are willing to buy online, at a price they can afford. 2. Let t... »

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