Posts Categorised: News

Protect directors’ addresses from disclosure

October 1st 2009 sees the final stage of the implementation of the Companies Act 2006. One provision that we at Lewis Smith & Co. will be of particular interest relates to directors’ addresses. From October 1st directors will have a service address and a residential address. By default the service address will be the same… Read more »

Sage Users May Need to Upgrade

HMRC’s roll-out of compulsory on-line VAT returns and payments (Lewis Smith & Co. News 17/09/09) may impact businesses using older versions of Sage finance software. The latest versions have a direct interface with the HMRC but if you have an older version then you will have to use the HMRC website to enter information and… Read more »

HMRC Says VAT Returns On-line Please

Starting in April 2010 HMRC is starting the process of making it obligatory to file VAT returns and make payments on-line. Next year the obligation is only on newly VAT registered businesses and companies with a turnover greater than £100,000. This is the start of a process to ensure that businesses of all sizes file… Read more »

Paper tax return deadline

The filing deadline for paper-based self-assessment tax returns is October 31st 2009. So you need to start pulling together all of the information needed straight away – do you remember how long it took last year? You will need forms P60 and P11D, records of self-employment, details of savings and investments, and information about untaxed… Read more »

Move to new Dudley offices complete!

Our office move was completed successfully over the August Bank Holiday weekend and the business is up and running in our new Grange Road, Dudley premises. We are not too far away from our old location and there is a Google map on our contact page that will (as if by magic) help you to… Read more »

September 1st – The Big Day

Lewis Smith & Co., the Dudley based accountancy firm, will be operating from their new offices from Tuesday September 1st 2009. The company is closing on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August (and probably over the Bank Holiday weekend) to facilitate the move. The offices have undergone an extensive refurbishment to make them a great… Read more »

Lewis Smith & Co – Black Country Clients Upbeat

Clearly the recession is causing plenty of problems to the Black Country economy but Andrew Smith, who is a director at Lewis Smith & Co. the Dudley-based Black Country accountants, is keen to point out that there is good news to be had. “Our clients are much more upbeat than 6 months ago and they… Read more »

We’re in the Chamber now!

As a proud Black Country company it was pretty easy decision to join our regional Chamber of Commerce. Being part of the Black Country Chamber gives Lewis Smith & Co. the opportunity to represent the region and gives us the opportunity to reach out to the local community. We are looking forward to attending some… Read more »