• Martyn Benstead: Self Assessment tax return deadline

    16th November 2023

    The Self Assessment tax return deadline is looming…

    Martyn Benstead, partner at Stephenson Smart, explains the importance of being prepared as the Self Assessment tax return date looms. There’s never an ideal time to start thinking about your Self Assessment tax return, but my advice would be to ...

  • Kayleigh Wilson: Basis period reform

    8th November 2023

    What you need to know about basis period reform

    Does your business’s year end coincide with the tax year end?  If not, you need to know about basis period reform. Basis period reform is the government’s plan to move most sole traders and partnerships to an accounting year end ...

  • Stephenson Smart's Tax Specialist Team

    19th October 2023

    Stephenson Smart’s tax specialists’ team is strengthened by the addition of one of the youngest in the country

    At just 16, Bethany Little broke the record as the youngest trainee accountant in Stephenson Smart’s 103-year history.  Fast forward five years and she’s done it again – as one of the youngest people in the UK to pass the ...

  • Advisory fuel rates company car by Chris Goad, Partner, Stephenson Smart

    19th September 2023

    Advisory fuel rates for company cars

    Advisory fuel rates company car - an overview by Partner, Chris Goad: New advisory fuel rates for company cars have been published and took effect from 1 September 2023. The guidance states: ‘you can use the previous rates for up to one ...

  • Alcohol Duty Reform

    26th July 2023

    Alcohol Duty Reform

    The biggest alcohol duty reform in 140 years comes into force on 1 August 2023. This will impact on the many alcohol producers, retailers and consumers in our region. The changes see a move from the five duties that have ...

  • Capital Gains Tax changes with Kayleigh Wilson of Stephenson Smart

    5th July 2023

    Will the recent Capital Gains Tax changes affect you?

    Kayleigh Wilson, Tax Manager at Stephenson Smart Accountants and Business Advisors, analyses the recent Capital Gains Tax changes made by HMRC, including changes to the annual exemption amount and the introduction of a separation and divorce measure. What is Capital ...