Category: NEWS

Significant changes to Making Tax Digital

HMRC has today announced significant changes to the roll-out of its Making Tax Digital scheme, which was due to go live from April 2018. The scope and timetable have now been pared back following feedback and concerns about the broad scope and short timescales from parliamentary bodies, businesses, the accounting profession and software companies, including…
Read more

New Phishing Scam

Be aware of a new phishing scam that is currently going around. If you get an email with the subject ‘Your 2016 Tax Report’ with an attachment, make sure you do not open it. If you receive an email like this, forward it to phishing@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk and then delete it.

New wage rates

On April 1st 2017 the national minimum wage for different age ranges changed. These changes were: Adults (25+) from £7.20 to £7.50 Adults (21-24) from £6.95 to £7.05 18-20 Year olds from £5.55 to £5.60 Under 18s from £4.00 to £4.05 Apprentice rate from £3.40 to £3.50 Don’t forget to make sure that salaried staff…
Read more

We have a winner!

Congratulations to our competition winner Beckie Dyer who I presented with the bottle of Lanson champagne at the weekend. Beckie’s guess was the closest with just under 2000 self assessment tax returns been submitted on Christmas Day -this was a shock result as the number has actually gone down for the first time that I…
Read more

11 years on

Who’d have thought 11 years ago when I started working for myself at this small desk in my front room that I would end up with the house next door and others working with me! It’s amazing what you can achieve in 11 years and I thank all my clients, family and friends for their…
Read more

Thank you Nick Carter

Thank you to Nick Carter from Edward Carters for recently recommending Marslands to a Plymouth landlord. Enjoy the wine!

Beware of Text Scam

This week one of my clients was sent a text purportedly from HMRC saying that he was owed a tax refund. To complete the tax refund bank details would need to be filled in etc. Please be aware that this is a new scam and please don’t give anybody your bank details.

New Apprentice Thomas Arrives

This week our new apprentice Thomas has joined the practice after leaving Plymstock School with his A-Levels. Thomas will be helping us with the business administration and marketing on social media mainly.  We have sorted out the office for him this week and doesn’t it look tidy!        

St. Luke’s Donation

I was pleased to recently present a cheque for £100 to Nikki Keen at St. Luke’s, on behalf of my new clients.  Marslands donates £25 to either SSAFA or St. Luke’s for each new client.  Many thanks to our clients for your recommendations.

Marslands Press Release

Marslands charity fundraising for SSAFA and St. Luke’s has been published in both the Plympton Shopper and PPI news! Thank you to our clients for your recommendations.