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Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

Stephen is a Tax Partner at the firm, specialising in corporate and business taxation as well as being captain of the Hawsons cricket team! He is a qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser and has been at Hawsons since 2007, previously working at a national firm.

Stephen Charles - tax partner - payroll specialist - Hawsons

Stephen Charles

Tax Partner, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

Stephen’s recent articles

Over £11.4bn in R&D tax relief now claimed

£11.4bn in R&D tax relief now claimed - are you missing out? HMRC has now published its most recent R&D tax relief statistics (2013/14), and the picture remains very positive. The statistics show that companies - both SME and multinational alike - are continuing to...

Hawsons’ partners set for football on the international stage

Two Hawsons partners, Stephen Charles and Scott Sanderson, have been selected to play in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Antwerp, Belgium. Stephen and Scott will represent the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent...

Peter Wilmer joins as Corporate Finance Partner

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Peter Wilmer has joined the firm as Corporate Finance Partner. Peter is highly experienced in the field of corporate finance having worked for two firms of Chartered Accountants, including a national firm, as well as two major...

What is the best vehicle for tax purposes?

Operating a business tax efficiently is a key concern to all businesses. What is the best vehicle for tax purposes? The choice of a suitable business medium, for example, sole trader, partnership or limited company may have a substantial impact on the level of...

Claiming the marriage allowance – updated guidance

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group have published their updated guidance on how to apply for the new transferable personal allowance, known as the marriage allowance, for married couples and civil partners which came into effect on 6 April 2015. The transfer of part of...

HMRC have now issued the first in-year PAYE penalties

HMRC have now issued the first in-year penalties notices to employers with fewer than 50 employees who missed the deadline for sending PAYE information to HMRC. Rather than issue late filing penalties automatically when a deadline is missed, HMRC have announced that...

Chancellor gives Annual Investment Allowance certainty

The Chancellor announced in the Summer 2015 Budget that the Annual Investment Allowance will be set permanently at £200,000 from 1 January 2016. He has previously said that this would be included in the Autumn Statement, but this earlier announcement provides welcome...

Manufacturers to increase focus on innovation?

UK manufacturing executives see innovation as a pivotal part of their strategic focus going forward, according to the KPMG Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015, a survey of 386 senior executives, released earlier this month. Key takeaways from the report: 50% of...

Planning for capital expenditure in the next few months

For many businesses the prospect of obtaining a 100% tax deduction for the cost of plant and machinery purchased by the business is attractive. Announcement from the Summer 2015 Budget The Chancellor announced in the Summer 2015 Budget that the Annual Investment...

Rising company car benefits

If you are an employee or a director you typically will have received a notice of coding for the 2015/16 tax year about three months ago. If you haven’t done so already it is well worthwhile comparing this to the notice of coding for 2014/15, because if you have a...

Prompt payment discounts and VAT

If you offer a discount to your customers for prompt payment, the VAT treatment has become quite tricky. For many years UK legislation has allowed suppliers to account for VAT on the discounted price offered for prompt payment even when that discount was not taken up....

Manufacturing skills shortage: retaining key employees

Arguably one of the biggest challenges facing many manufacturers is the shortage of qualified, highly-skilled employees. With a shortage already building, a recent report published by the Government office for Science forecast that there will be thousands of jobs to...

VAT recovery on car-derived vans and combi vans

HMRC have issued a list of makes and models of car derived vans and combi vans which VAT registered businesses can use to determine if the VAT paid on the purchase can be reclaimed as input tax. The issue is that VAT will normally be claimable in full on the purchase...

P11D forms – P11D common errors to avoid

HMRC have published a list of common errors in the completion of forms P11D. The information is part of the latest Employer Bulletin and we have reproduced the guidance below. Submitting duplicate P11D information on paper where P11D information has already been filed...

Hawsons makes history after 160 years in business

Hawsons is one of the longest standing firms of independent chartered accountants in England. Formed in December 1854, Hawsons celebrates 160 years of providing expert advice to businesses of all types and sizes. Our clients know that irrespective of how small they...

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