Accountants have the Budget firmly on their minds

It’s Budget week and contractor accountants throughout the country will no doubt wonder if the Chancellor, George Osborne, has any unwelcome surprises up his sleeve.

Accountants should break with tradition and update their methods

Accountants who have still to come to terms with modern day methods are letting their small business customers down, according to a recent poll.

HMRC finally admits that a smartphone really is a mobile phone

More and more accountants are using smartphones and they will be pleased to learn that HMRC has finally decided to classify them as mobile phones, five years after they were first introduced to the market.

What would accountants like to see in the Budget?

Accountants may be interested to learn that Ed Balls, is calling on George Osborne to cut taxes when he delivers his budget statement next month.

Should budding accountants go to university?

A degree should not be a prerequisite for those wishing to become accountants, according to the ICAEW.

Accountants are crying out for iPad apps

Tech savvy accountants are crying out for iPad business apps, according to recent research from Thomson Reuters Digita.

Do accountants provide HMRC with incorrect data?

A recent survey by Bloomsbury Professional discovered that around 33% of accountants think builders are the most likely group to provide the wrong information on income tax returns.

HMRC strike is “reasonable excuse” for late filing

It’s the final weekend before HMRC’s deadline for filing income tax self-assessment forms and some accountants will no doubt be slaving over their laptop making sure their figures are accurate.

Accountants expect salary and bonus increases this year

Accountants are confident that salaries and recruitment will pick up this year, according to recent research from Morgan McKinley.

Were accountants hit by HMRC lightning strikes?

Accountants struggling to submit self-assessment tax returns for their clients may have encountered problems getting through to the HMRC helplines last week.