Good news that HMRC have extended the current relaxation of RTI submission rules for micro businesses until April 2016. Businesses with fewer than 10 employees can continue to make their monthly RTI submission by the 5th of the following month rather than on the actual salary payment date. Need to watch though if you are a new micro business starting after April 2014, this relaxation will not apply to you.
It has been reported that HMRC are increasingly using Google’s Street View to try to prove that people have unreported income. The kerbside view of homes and businesses gives Inspectors a quick way to assess a person’s lifestyle and see if it matches reported income. Home improvements, expensive cars, boards advertising private school fetes – all clues gathered. Let’s just hope they’re looking at the right house!