We are committed to paying all the taxes that we owe in accordance with the spirit of all tax laws that apply to our operations. We believe that paying our taxes in this way is the clearest indication we can give of our being responsible participants in society. We achieved Fair Tax accreditation in 2015.
We will fulfil our commitment to paying the appropriate taxes that we owe by seeking to pay the right amount of tax (but no more), at the right rate, in the right place and at the right time. We aim to do this by ensuring that we report our tax affairs in ways that reflect the economic reality of the transactions we actually undertake in the course of our trade.
What we will not ever do is seek to use those options made available in tax law or the allowances and reliefs that it provides in ways that are contrary to the spirit of the law. Nor will we undertake specific transactions with the sole or main aim of securing tax advantages that would otherwise not be available to us based on the reality of the trade that we undertake. As a result the company will never undertake transactions that would require notification to HM Revenue & Customs under the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations or participate in any arrangement to which it might be reasonable anticipated that the UK’s General Anti-Abuse Rule might apply.
We believe tax havens undermine the UK’s tax system. As a result whilst we will trade with customers and suppliers genuinely located in places considered to be tax havens we will not make use of those places to secure a tax advantage, and nor will we take advantage of the secrecy that many such jurisdictions provide for transactions recorded within them.
Our accounts will be prepared in compliance with this policy and will seek to provide all that information that users, including HM Revenue & Customs, might need to properly appraise our tax position. We will review this policy with our accountants annually to ensure that it is complied with.
Company accounts and tax returns
- Full accounts for financial year 2010-11 (PDF) (HT started trading in May 2010)
- Full accounts for financial year 2011-12 (PDF)
- Full accounts for financial year 2012-13 (PDF)
- Full accounts for financial year 2013-14 (PDF)
- Full accounts for financial year 2014-15 (PDF)
- Full accounts for financial year 2015-16 (PDF)
- Full accounts for financial year 2016-17 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2010-11 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2011-12 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2012-13 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2013-14 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2014-15 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2015-16 (PDF)
- Company Tax Return (CT600) for financial year 2016-17 (PDF)
Notes on our accounts and tax
- For clarity, our ‘Plant and Machinery’ investment detailed in our annual accounts is principally comprised of computer hardware used by the team: laptops, screens, printers and associated equipment. In general, we host websites via (Fair Tax accredited) Bytemark Hosting in York, and rent managed web servers from them
- Like many small firms, our directors take the majority of their remuneration as dividends rather than salary
- Deferred taxation has not been provided for in our accounts as it would be immaterial to make provision in the opinion of the directors. as the sums involved are so small