Hunt Smee & Co.
The Smart Accountants
Chartered Certified Accountants Based in Basildon, Essex
At Hunt Smee & Co, our partners provide a full range of professional accountancy services for a wide variety of individuals and small businesses.
We provide a large number of financial services ranging from business advice and development to taxation.
Whether it is business plans and forecasts, traditional tax and accounting services, your personal self-assessment return or limited company incorporation, you can be sure our accountants will approach the task with the precision and dedication you would expect from an established and highly trusted firm.
HMRC Latest News
Chancellor responds to OTS report on simplifying everyday tax for smaller businesses
The Chancellor and Financial Secretary to the Treasury thank the OTS and to respond to its report.
Treasury publishes Isle of Man VAT review
No evidence of aircraft VAT avoidance in the Isle of Man but further compliance checks should be implemented, finds Treasury review.
Finance Bill 2019-20: government publishes draft legislation
This legislation, which implements tax policies announced in recent fiscal events, continues the government’s commitment to a competitive and fair tax system.
Business Tax News
Savings and Investment Manual
An explanation of how certain types of income from savings and investments are taxed
Capital Gains Manual
This manual is to help people compute chargeable gains (and allowable losses) for both capital gains tax and corporation tax purposes or check computations. It supplements the basic guidance in the tax return and Help Sheets. It is written primarily for HMRC staff but it will also assist customers and their professional advisers. Customers filling in tax returns may not need to use the Capital Gains Manual at all. You can get basic information on how to compute chargeable gains (and allowable losses) from the Capital Gains pages of the tax return and the related Help Sheets. The "Published Date" at the top of a page is the date when the page was loaded onto the website. The content of a page in this manual will be older than the published date.
The aim of the Compliance Handbook is to give you clear and comprehensive guidance to help you and external customers understand and apply the penalties and compliance powers introduced by FA 2007 to FA 2013. The guidance is in two sections: The technical guidance (CH1 - CH199999) explains the legislation and the overall policy about the way it should be applied. The operational guidance (CH200000 onwards) explains how to use the penalties and powers in your job. We are still developing this manual and we will add further guidance as it is produced for all compliance matters, both technical and operational.
Personal Tax News
HMRC tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams
HMRC is giving information to customers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline.
Get your ducks in a row, with 100 days to go
HMRC is urging people to get their Self Assessment return early with 100 days to go until the deadline.
Senior clinicians’ pensions: government asks for views on new proposals
New proposals to give senior NHS doctors, nurses and GPs access to more flexible pensions, allowing them to dedicate more time to patients.