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Androulla Soteri

BSc, FCA

Tax Director

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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.

My latest insights

Capital allowances and the Budget 2018

by Androulla Soteri

In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor announced a raft of measures affecting the computation of capital allowances for business.

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‘The era of austerity is finally coming to an end’…. but what did the 2018 Budget mean for tax policy?

by Androulla Soteri

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?

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The UK housing crisis - A little more legislative tinkering

by Androulla Soteri

When Theresa May stepped into power in 2016, she announced that solving Britain’s housing crisis was a personal mission.

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Getting onto the property ladder – the tax incentives

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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How do I get my VAT-registered business ready for Making Tax Digital?

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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Spring Statement 2018

by Androulla Soteri

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...

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Entrepreneurial success, not failure

by Androulla Soteri

The UK is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in Europe.

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Taxpayer confusion over HMRC systems failure

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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How your business can be held criminally liable

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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Autumn Budget 2017 predictions: what to expect?

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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Making Tax Digital – Where are we now?

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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Making Tax Digital: delay and redesign

by Androulla Soteri

It came as quite a surprise when HMRC announced on 13 July 2017 that the roll out of Making Tax...

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Relaxing the rules on company disposal of shares?

by Androulla Soteri

In the March budget, the Government announced it would introduce relaxations to the rules surrounding the substantial shareholding exemption (SSE).

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Which side of the Corporation Tax rates argument are you on?

by Androulla Soteri

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

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Budget 2017: Phil Hammond U-Turn on Class 4 NICs

by Androulla Soteri

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...

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Digitalisation of tax is going ahead without delay!

by Androulla Soteri

We recently reported how the Treasury Committee had released a 50 page report calling for HMRC...

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Making Tax Digital - Pause or Plunge, the Country awaits…

by Androulla Soteri

While January is still set to be the month that we anticipate further news regarding...

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Are you Apprenticeship Levy ready?

by Androulla Soteri

The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with an annual pay bill of...

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ATED – have you thought about the 1 April 2017 property revaluation?

by Androulla Soteri

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...

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Making Tax Digital – bringing financial information into economic context

by Androulla Soteri

Making Tax Digital has received a lot of negative press, it is fair to say. But like it or not...

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Making Tax Digital - what you need to know!

by Androulla Soteri

By 2020, the tax return will have been abolished altogether. Most businesses, self-employed...

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What could Cloud Accounting do for you?

by Androulla Soteri

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.

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Making Tax Digital - the consultation documents are out!

by Androulla Soteri

It has been long anticipated, but HMRC have finally released the 6 consultation documents...

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Making Tax Digital – uncertain policy, uncertain future

by Androulla Soteri

HMRC have been promising big changes on the horizon with their tax digitalisation strategy...

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