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Recognising bogus emails, websites and other communication

Spam emails from unknown senders trying to phish for sensitive information are not uncommon in the age of technology. To phish is to fool people into giving information over to what they believe is a reliable person working for their best interests. The Nigerian Prince scam emails may be one of the better-known examples, in which an email claims that the receiver is entitled to a fortune provided the sender first sends an initial ‘fee’. Rather than requesting a response, some fake emails will have links leading to a website that asks for the information.

Reclaim VAT from HMRC for a DIY Scheme
For most sole traders, partnerships or limited companies VAT can only be reclaimed on expenses if that trade is registered for VAT and if the expenses they purchased had a VAT element paid on them. If an individual is constructing as a DIY homebuilder but is not working within the construction industry, and is working on a new build or conversion for family use the VAT on building materials can be reclaimed, provided there are no business purposes involved. Below are the requirements for that individual to meet in order to do this.
Making tax payments to HMRC
For the various taxes you are pay to HMRC, there is an equal number of different ways to pay your tax. Some are more beneficial than others due to the time taken for the payment to go through, and some suit other people for the convenience and ease they bring.


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