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Cyber Essentials scheme gathers pace in UK

Jan 29, 2015 11:49 GMT PublicIT Last night I attended a seminar about the UK government's Cyber Essentials scheme. After its launch in Q2 last year it now seems to be gaining some traction within the SME market in the UK. This post passes on the main points about the scheme and its progress so far.

SITS 2014 Show Video

Jan 19, 2015 12:27 GMT SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show Watch some of the highlights from SITS - The Service Desk & IT Support Show 2014.

Tax Alert - Italy - Declaration Change

Jan 16, 2015 18:35 GMT Impendulo Limited Through our Contacts in Italy we can confirm that the declaration of returns will change from a monthly to an annual basis. This will be due by 31st May of the following year. All other aspects will remain the same, including monthly payments and the prepayment.

Tax Alert - France - Motor Contribution to be Abolished from 1st Jan 2015

Jan 14, 2015 18:13 GMT Impendulo Limited In the Law 2014-1554 published on 22nd December 2014 the French Authorities confirmed that the Motor Contribution, currently taxable at 15%, will be abolished from 1st January 2015. It will be replaced by an IPT Rate dependent on vehicle weight: 15% IPT on compulsory motor insurance for land vehicles with a weight over 3.5t 33% IPT on compulsory motor insurance covering all other land vehicles

Tax Alert - Belgium - Change to the Tax Authority Governing the Taxation of Insurance Premiums

Jan 14, 2015 17:33 GMT Impendulo Limited From 2015 onwards the declaration and payment of various taxes in Belgium will be governed by a centralised authority, Federal Public Service – General Administration of Tax Collection and Recovery. This will allow insurance organisations and their representatives to pay their taxes to a single authority across the various rates, as opposed to the numerous authorities we currently work with.

Tax Alert - Portugal - Proposed Increase in INEM Tax Rate

Jan 14, 2015 17:28 GMT Impendulo Limited The 2015 Portugal Budget Review includes a proposal to increase the INEM rate from 2.0% to 2.5%. This is yet to be confirmed and we will keep all clients up to date.

Tax Alert - Slovenia - Increase in Insurance Premium Tax Rate

Jan 14, 2015 13:24 GMT Impendulo Limited The Slovenian Authorities have increased the rate of IPT from 6.50% to 8.50% as of the 1st January 2015. It is to be applied on a ‘cash received’ basis.

The Governing Laws of Success - The Law of Return & Rituals

Dec 19, 2014 11:07 GMT Spiderweb Online Marketing LTD Life is about reaping and returning whether we like it or not. When we are harvesting now from life is a direct result of the actions we took yesterday, last week, last month, six months ago or even last year. If we are smart in our approach though, rather than get into a pattern of negative rewards, we can build in daily success rituals that allow us to get ahead and build momentum day after day.

Tax Alert - Spain - ECJ Judgment Removes Fiscal Rep Requirement for FOS Insurers

Dec 16, 2014 21:34 GMT Impendulo Limited ​The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has released its Judgment of case C-678/11, European Commission vs Kingdom of Spain. The case was regarding Spain's requirement for Insurance Companies acting on a FOS basis to appoint a local Tax Fiscal Representative. The ECJ has concluded that such requirements restrict an Insurer's freedom to provide services.

HMRC gives small businesses additional guidance on 1 January VAT changes

Dec 10, 2014 16:19 GMT HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published additional guidance [hyperlink] for UK micro and small businesses who supply digital services to consumers in other EU Member States.