‘Julia Whelan’

Curo Wins Chamber of Commerce ‘Best Employer’ Award

Monday, September 24th, 2012

We’re delighted to have been crowned ‘Best Employer’ at last week’s Chamber of Commerce awards. We had some pretty stiff competition and were over the moon when our name was read out. Accepting the award were partners Anna Madden and Julia Whelan who have worked tirelessly since Curo began to be a place of choice for professionals to work.

The annual Chamber of Commerce Awards were held at the Three Counties Centre in Malvern and celebrates the best of business across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The trophy now has pride of place in our offices and we are so grateful to the team at the Chamber for all their hard work in organising the event, which was a wonderful evening.

September 2012


Curo welcomes new corporate tax manager

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

We’re delighted to welcome the latest addition to our growing team, Laura Fisher who joins us as a corporate tax manager.

Laura previously worked at an accountancy firm in Bromsgrove and has been recruited to support and work alongside Julia Whelan, Curo’s tax partner.

Says Julia “Our tax department has continued to grow throughout the recession and we need another experienced pair of hands to service our growing portfolio. We’re delighted Laura has joined us and her experience will increase the level and depth of service we are able to offer our clients”.

Laura specialises in corporate tax and will also be looking after some private clients.

Curo Chartered Accountants
September 2012.

Make your e-marketplace disclosure by 14 September!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Do you regularly trade goods and services online, such as making sales on a site like eBay with a view to realising a profit?

If so, it’s highly likely you should be paying tax on your profits and should therefore get in touch with HMRC.

Taxpayers who have notified HMRC of their intention to take part in HMRC’s e-marketplace campaign have until 14 September to make all disclosures and pay any overdue tax.

To participate in this campaign, HMRC should have been notified by 14 June 2012. If you missed the deadline, it is still worth getting in touch with HMRC to understand what may be required of you in terms of filing requirements and tax payments.

To understand if you are affected by this e-marketplace campaign, Curo Chartered Accountant’s tax partner Julia Whelan can talk you through the process and assist in getting your tax affairs in order.



Half a million taxpayers set to receive late filing penalties

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Are you one of the half a million UK taxpayers who has recently received a penalty letter from HM Revenue & Customs for not yet filing your 2010/11 tax return?

Each fine is a minimum of £1,200 comprising £900 maximum daily penalties and a further penalty of £300 or 5% of the tax due (whichever is higher).

Anyone who has received a late-filing penalty and believes they should not be in self-assessment can apply to be taken out of the SA system. If HMRC agrees, they will waive the penalty.

If you would like help in getting up to speed with your tax affairs and avoid future penalties, please get in touch with Julia Whelan, tax partner at Curo Chartered Accountants on 01527 558539 or email [email protected] Julia will calmly guide you through the tax system and help ensure your tax affairs are in order going forward.


Proposals to cap tax relief – have your say!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

As part of the 2012 Budget, the Chancellor announced plans to scrap the current system of uncapped income tax relief.

The proposed measures were due to take effect from April 2013 but following lobbying from numerous quarters, a consultation process has now been set up.

If you want to give the Chancellor your views and lend your support/opposition to the proposals, follow the link : http://bit.ly/NSjmzr

To discuss what income tax relief scrapping means for you, Curo’s tax partner Juia Whelan would be delighted to hear from you. Get in touch with Julia on [email protected] or call Julia on 01527 558539.

16 July 2012