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In something of an irony (considering who’s received it), a phishing email beat my spam filter last night and landed in my personal inbox. Purporting to come from HMRC, I apparently have a VAT tax refund waiting for me and need to follow the link to fill out a form to claim it. What excitement for a Thursday evening!
I think that everyone will agree with me that this is really quite a suspicious looking email. However, looking today at the kinds of emails TaxCalc generally receives from HMRC, especially with regard to VAT and VAT MOSS, even official emails from HMRC can appear to be quite generic.
For example, VAT return reminders are addressed to Sir or Madam and VAT MOSS emails to just “VAT MOSS user”. Whilst said emails may quote the name of the company and our VAT number, these can easily be found on our website.
The email prompted me to think about how we can stay safe with phishing scams.
TaxCalc are looking forward to exhibiting at the ICAEW Sole Practitioners Conference on 19th and 20th November in London.
This is one of four conference programs taking place at Practice 2015, ICAEW’s inaugural two-day conference.Read more
TaxCalc has teamed up with Accountingweb.com for the third year running to assist accountants during the busy self assessment season.
We’ll be supporting all self assessment coverage and providing you with guides, top tips and advice to help practitioners power on through.Read more
TaxCalc are delighted to have been shortlisted for ‘Practice Software Product of the Year’ for the second year running at The British Accountancy Awards 2015.
The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday 24 November at The Brewery in East London.
We’ll keep you updated on the night via our social media channels.Read more
Welcome to the new TaxCalc blog. Our digital voice and direct communication channel to you. This is where we’ll talk to you about any new products and services we have to offer, comment on timely industry news topics, discuss market trends and share company initiatives, letting our corporate ethos and brand personality shine through. We look forward to your comments and feedback.
Back in the March Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that the tax return would be replaced by a Digital Tax Account by the end of this parliament. As is often the case with Government policy, such broad statements don’t have any immediate substance to them apart from a few broad concepts.
Over the six months that have followed, HMRC have been beavering away at working out what a Digital Tax Account should look like and how it should work. We have been fortunate to be part of this and have helped to shape this development.
Bit by bit, the picture of how the Digital Tax Account will work has become increasingly more clear and now we can finally begin to explain how some of this will work.
It has been a busy twelve months at TaxCalc, not least within the creative department. Growth in all areas of the company had highlighted the urgent requirement for a new on-line presence. As Creative Projects Manager, I was charged with evolving the previous TaxCalc e-commerce site into the contemporary web solution that exists today.
As a Creative Marketer, I have come to realise that the most difficult project any creative department can work on is ones own company’s on-line marketing collateral. The successful implementation of any new solution would be dependent on fulfilling the needs and requirements of many different sections of the business, all with their distinct ‘must haves’. Also required would be a strongly branded, on-line solution that would appeal to all sectors of TaxCalc’s client base. From individuals to the largest accountancy practices, the full diversity of TaxCalc’s accounting software solutions needed to be showcased. Therefore analysing TaxCalc’s complex business and client requirements, the creative brief was born.Read more