Androulla joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2016, for the second time, as national Tax Development Manager where her role encompassed Technical support, Internal Training, Strategy and Marketing, all from the Tax perspective. While continuing to execute this role she has progressed to Tax Director and is the firm’s specialist on the Criminal Finance Act 2017 assisting clients in becoming compliant with the Corporate Criminal Offences legalisation. Her interest in tax is far-ranging, covering individuals and all sizes of corporate entity, facing all kinds of tax challenges.
Androulla is a keen writer of current tax issues, frequently populating the firm’s Insights and writing for mainstream media and tax journals. She has also presented on the lecture scene on issues such as Making Tax Digital, Cash Extraction Strategies for SMEs and Corporate International Expansion.
Androulla also has a background in Business Strategy both from a lecturing and practical perspective, helping clients identify where their issues lie and finding practical and methodical ways to strategise to resolve these issues.
She is a member of the ICAEW SME Business Tax committee and in 2017 was shortlisted as a finalist under the Rising Star categories of both the Tolley’s Taxation Awards and Women in Finance Awards.
Since September 2017, HMRC has had increased power to crack down on corporate tax evasion. Almost two years on since The Criminal Finances Act 2017 came into force. Androulla Soteri outlines what has happened in that time and what your business should be doing to comply.
Cloud-based software has the capability to be transformative for businesses, but could it also change the role of the traditional accountant?
We outline the details of Inheritance Tax plus the range of reliefs that are available.
VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) will be mandated to keep digital VAT records and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software from April 2019.
In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor announced a raft of measures affecting the computation of capital allowances for business.
Last week, the Chancellor Philip Hammond was labelled a "stubby pencilled accountant” by fellow Cabinet member Matt Hancock. Accountants typically have a grey reputation and are known for using too much jargon, talking a language that no one else understands. Hammond on the other hand displayed many signs of a decent stand-up comedian in this Budget.
But when you stop allowing yourself to be distracted by the gimmicks, and strip the Budget bare, what has it told us about tax policy going forward, and what will this mean for business and individuals?
When Theresa May stepped into power in 2016, she announced that solving Britain’s housing crisis was a personal mission.
The Government has been accumulating a portfolio of tax-incentives to ease the burden of climbing the property ladder for first time buyers, and we consider these here.
The purpose of the Statement was to provide an update on economic forecast which the Chancellor did with positivity: in his words a Tigger not an Eeyore...
The UK is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Europe.
Taxpayers have been left feeling confused as an HMRC systems failure has lead them to receive a self-assessment statement which demands the balancing payment for the tax year 16/17 but omits the first payment on account for the tax year 17/18.
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 affects all companies and partnerships regardless of size. Most businesses are relatively unaware that as from 30 September 2017, they should have actioned HMRC’s six principles in relation to preventing the facilitation of tax evasion and if they haven’t they run the risk of being found criminally liable and face unlimited fines along with immeasurable reputational damage.
Given this is the second budget of the year, it is questionable as to whether there will be too many changes. That said, speculation is rising and we have summarised some of the rumors circulating in national press.
In the summer, the Government announced yet another revision to the MTD roadmap, only this time, it was a welcome one. Under the original proposals, unincorporated businesses with turnover above £85,000 (but excluding complex partnerships) were to be brought into the MTD regime for the purposes of income tax reporting in April 2018.
It came as quite a surprise when HMRC announced on 13 July 2017 that the roll out of Making Tax...
In the March budget, the Government announced it would introduce relaxations to the rules surrounding the substantial shareholding exemption (SSE).
With today being the last day before the General Election 2017, one of the key areas of difference between Labour and the Tories has been their views on Corporation Tax
As we reported in our blog Spring Budget 2017 - Owner managers and the self employed worse off the self-employed were one of the biggest losers of the Spring Budget, when the Chancellor announced an increase by 1% on the main rate of class 4 NIC from April 2018...
We recently reported how the Treasury Committee had released a 50 page report calling for HMRC...
While January is still set to be the month that we anticipate further news regarding...
The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with an annual pay bill of...
The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) was introduced by the Finance Act 2013. The ATED is an annual charge, which was originally applied to residential properties with a market value in excess of £2m on 1 April 2012 (or date acquired if later), that was held by a company, collective investment scheme...
Making Tax Digital has received a lot of negative press, it is fair to say. But like it or not...
By 2020, the tax return will have been abolished altogether. Most businesses, self-employed...
Cloud; a term used to refer to a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry. And ever since HMRC released their Making Tax Digital consultation documents, never has the doom and gloom been more strongly felt.
It has been long anticipated, but HMRC have finally released the 6 consultation documents...
HMRC have been promising big changes on the horizon with their tax digitalisation strategy...
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