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  1. HMRC Phishing Scams (post)

      Of the scams listed, the majority were tax rebate or refund scams which rose by 90% from 363,118 and…

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  2. We Talk Tiers and HMRC Updates This December (post)

    With Lockdown coming to an end, we talk “Tiers” and the latest government updates this December.  The new Tier system…

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  3. HMRC Business Support During November Lockdown (post)

    Keep your business moving, with Robinsons.  We can help you check your eligibility and get you on board the scheme…

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  4. Employer guidance from HMRC (post)

      Employer guidance from HMRC HMRC has issued Employer guidance in the latest Employer Bulletin. This issue includes articles on…

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  5. HMRC crypto guidance published (post)

      HMRC crypto guidance HMRC has published crypto guidance for people who hold cryptoassets, typically cryptocurrency or Bitcoin, explaining what…

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  6. Tax scams: Self Assessment avoidance tips (HMRC) (post)

      Tax scams: HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment scams HMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them…

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  7. HMRC countdown to file your tax return (post)

    HMRC countdown to file your tax return With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of…

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  8. Inheritance tax: HMRC collects record amounts of IHT (post)

      Inheritance tax: HMRC collects record amounts of IHT The government has announced that HMRC collected a record sum of…

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  9. HMRC latest guidance for employers (post)

      HMRC latest guidance for employers HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers,…

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  10. EORI numbers issued by HMRC for Customs (post)

      EORI numbers issued for Customs by HMRC In order to try and ensure that businesses are ready to trade…

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  11. Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers (post)

      Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages,…

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  12. HMRC wins disguised remuneration avoidance case  (post)

      HMRC wins disguised remuneration avoidance case  HMRC has won a disguised remuneration avoidance case over a contractor loan scheme…

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  13. HMRC’s Voice ID database (post)

      HMRC’s Voice ID database Since 2017, HMRC’s Voice ID database system has captured millions of callers’ voice data by encouraging…

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  14. HMRC countdown: file your tax return (post)

      HMRC countdown: file your tax return With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of…

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  15. Recognising phishing emails: Genuine HMRC contact (post)

      HMRC has updated their guidance on how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine and recognising phishing or…

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  16. HMRC publishes a list of deliberate tax defaulters (post)

      HMRC has published an updated list of deliberate tax defaulters. The list includes details of taxpayers who have incurred…

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  17. Latest employers guidance from HMRC (post)

      Latest employers guidance from HMRC HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This employers guidance for…

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  18. HMRC warning: time to declare offshore assets (post)

      HMRC warning: time to declare offshore assets HMRC is warning that taxpayers could face penalties if they fail to…

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  19. Notify HMRC of Employee Benefits Trusts and similar loans by 30 September (post)

      NOTIFY HMRC OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TRUSTS AND SIMILAR LOANS BY 30 SEPTEMBER  HMRC have published revised guidance on settling…

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  20. HMRC lose IR35 case (post)

      HMRC lose IR35 case In the February newsletter we reported the Tax Tribunal decision involving Christa Ackroyd Media Ltd,…

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  21. What (and when) should you be filing to HMRC (post)

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  22. HMRC tackles PAYE avoidance through employers who used Employee Benefit Trusts schemes (EBTs) (post)

      With tax planning and PAYE avoidance schemes, as with many things in life,  what looks too good to be…

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  23. HMRC have updated their guidance on salary sacrifice schemes (post)

      The rules for salary sacrifice arrangements changed with effect from 6 April 2017 and HMRC have updated their guidance…

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  24. PAYE and NICs: HMRC win at Supreme Court (post)

      A PAYE and NICs avoidance scheme using Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) as a means of remunerating directors and staff…

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  25. HMRC computer isn’t always correct (post)

      HM Revenue and Customs have acknowledged that their software and some commercial software used by accountants doesn’t always come…

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  26. HMRC don’t yet have the power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts (post)

    News: June 2015 HMRC don’t yet have the power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts HMRC are seeking the power to…

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  27. HMRC credit card sales campaign (post)

    News: December 2014 HMRC credit card sales campaign HMRC’s latest disclosure campaign is aimed at traders who accept payments by…

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  28. HMRC get heavy with those using tax avoidance schemes (post)

    News: September 2014 HMRC get heavy with those using tax avoidance schemes Anyone with an open enquiry (or appeal) concerning…

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  29. HMRC seeking power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts (post)

    News: June 2014 HMRC seeking power to raid taxpayers’ bank accounts Another controversial measure is being proposed by the Government…

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  30. New HMRC tax residence indicator tool (post)

    News: February 2014 New HMRC tax residence indicator tool From 6 April 2013 new Statutory tests were introduced to determine…

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  31. New HMRC approach to business records check (BRCs) (post)

    News: December 2013 New HMRC approach to business records check (BRCs) The BRC programme involves on-site visits to encourage taxpayers…

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  32. Yet More Hmrc Taskforces Launched (post)

    News: October 2013 Yet More Hmrc Taskforces Launched HMRC have announced 4 new taskforces that will investigate tax evasion in…

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  33. HMRC going increasingly digital (post)

    News: August 2013 HMRC going increasingly digital £200 million is to be invested in HMRC’s digital services, which they believe…

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  34. New HMRC taskforces (post)

    News: August 2013 New HMRC taskforces HMRC has announced four new taskforces to investigate tax evasion in specific commercial and…

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  35. CHANGES TO PROCEDURES FOR HMRC FIELD OFFICER VISITS IN DEBT MANAGEMENT (post)

    News: July 2013 CHANGES TO PROCEDURES FOR HMRC FIELD OFFICER VISITS IN DEBT MANAGEMENT The controversial issue of HMRC’s debt…

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  36. HMRC ENFORCEMENT DRIVE, SEARCHING FOR OVERSEAS TRUST ASSETS (post)

    News: June 2013 HMRC ENFORCEMENT DRIVE, SEARCHING FOR OVERSEAS TRUST ASSETS HMRC is launching a special enforcement drive to detect…

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  37. HMRC RELAXES RTI REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES (post)

    News: May 2013 HMRC RELAXES RTI REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR SMALLER BUSINESSES Businesses with fewer than 50 employees can benefit from…

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  38. New HMRC taskforces (post)

    News: April 2013 New HMRC taskforces The inexorable growth in the task forces now sees the following being targeted: fast…

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  39. Another whistle blower helps HMRC (post)

    News: December 2012 Another whistle blower helps HMRC Reports, subsequently confirmed by HMRC, say that they have received a list…

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  40. Client contact points for HMRC (post)

    News: November 2012 Client contact points for HMRC Increasingly, the forms issued by HMRC seem to ask for more data…

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  41. Guidance from HMRC on the new seed investment scheme (SEIS) (post)

    News: October 2012 Guidance from HMRC on the new seed investment scheme (SEIS) This new, heavily tax based investment opportunity…

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  42. New HMRC tracker service (post)

    News: October 2012 New HMRC tracker service If you are an employee, or you pay tax on a company pension…

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  43. More HMRC taskforces (post)

    News: September 2012 More HMRC taskforces No sooner had we mentioned in last month’s E-News that HMRC have announced a…

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  44. New HMRC campaigns (post)

    News: August 2012 New HMRC campaigns As always, these campaigns are aimed at encouraging people to come forward about any…

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  45. More HMRC taskforces (post)

    News: August 2012 More HMRC taskforces HMRC has announced several new taskforces to investigate tax evasion in specific commercial and…

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  46. Are you a customer of HMRC, or a taxpayer? (post)

    News: July 2012 Are you a customer of HMRC, or a taxpayer? Are you fed up with HMRC calling you…

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  47. HMRC help for their customers (post)

    News: May 2012 HMRC help for their customers The amount of information supplied nowadays by HMRC for taxpayers (or customers…

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  48. HMRC taskforces (post)

    News: January 2012 HMRC taskforces These are being extended and aim to bring together various HMRC compliance and enforcement teams…

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  49. How HMRC can make a discovery (post)

    News: October 2011 How HMRC can make a discovery The tax authorities are entitled to look at and ask questions…

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  50. How HMRC can make a discovery (post)

    News: October 2011 How HMRC can make a discovery The tax authorities are entitled to look at and ask questions…

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  51. What do you think of HMRC? (post)

    News: July 2011 What do you think of HMRC? Probably unwise to ask you that, but do you recognise the…

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  52. HMRC business record checks (post)

    News: May 2011 HMRC business record checks We mentioned this new initiative in the April edition of Tax E-News, but…

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  53. National Insurance Contributions Rise (post)

      An increase of 1.25% in National Insurance Contributions from 6 April 2022 has been outlined in ‘Building Back Better:…

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  54. Making Tax Digital ITSA Delay (post)

      Making Tax Digital ITSA (Income Tax Self Assessment) mandation has been delayed again until April 2024. HMRC is nudging…

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  55. Making Tax Digital Basis Period Reform (post)

    Basis Period Reform There are proposed changes to the basis period for Making Tax Digital rules that under discussion currently,…

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  56. Making Tax Digital Quarterly Submissions (post)

    Quarterly Submissions: How it Works From 6 April 2023, all unincorporated businesses and individual landlords are due to enter the…

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  57. Fifth SEISS Grant (post)

      The fifth SEISS grant for Self-employed taxpayers is now open for applications , but you may need to provide…

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  58. VAT Deferral Deadline (post)

      Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join online to pay in monthly instalments…

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  59. Robinsons South East Terms and Conditions (page)

    Robinsons South East Robinsons (South East) Limited: Standard Terms and Conditions Updated 1 April 2021   Introduction These terms and…

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  60. Robinsons Consulting Ltd Terms and Conditions (page)

    Robinsons Consulting Ltd Robinsons Consulting Limited: Standard Terms and Conditions Updated 1 April 2021   Introduction These terms and conditions…

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  61. Furlough Scheme Changes from 1st May (post)

      The government has made a number of changes to how the Job Retention Scheme works for furloughed employees, which…

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  62. Getting your business fighting fit for 2021 (post)

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  63. Lockdown 3.0 NEW Support Grants & Extensions: Are you Eligible? (post)

      Last night, England entered its third national lockdown after Boris Johnson shut schools and imposed the toughest restrictions in March in an…

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  64. The Brexit Transition (post)

    The UK has left the EU and with the transition period coming to an end on 1st January 2021, it’s more…

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  65. The Winter Economy Plan (post)

      Here at Robinsons, we can help you check your eligibility and get you on board the scheme that works…

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  66. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

      Advisory fuel rates for company cars New advisory fuel rates for company car have been published which take effect…

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  67. The National Minimum Wage increases (post)

      Minimum Wage increases The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) are the legal minimum wage rates…

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  68. Off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020 (post)

      Review confirms off-payroll working rules to go ahead from April 2020 The government has confirmed that reforms to off-payroll…

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  69. Tax relief on professional fees and subscriptions (post)

    Tax relief on professional fees and subscriptions Employees are allowed to claim tax relief on their annual professional fees or subscriptions…

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  70. Off-payroll working (post)

    Off-payroll working HMRC has now published draft secondary legislation for the off-payroll working rules that are due to come into…

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  71. A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims (post)

    A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims Vengeful witches and pet hamsters feature in HMRC’s list of imaginative excuses and…

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  72. Brexit – transition period (post)

      Brexit – transition period The leaders of the UK and European Union signed the Withdrawal Agreement, and the UK…

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  73. Current list of deliberate tax defaulters (post)

    Current list of deliberate tax defaulters HMRC publishes current list of deliberate tax defaulters, those people who have received penalties…

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  74. Self assessment deadline approaching (post)

    Self assessment deadline approaching The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment return is 31 January 2020. The deadline applies…

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  75. Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance (post)

    Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance The latest HMRC Agent Update includes guidance on the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA).…

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  76. Review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge (post)

    Review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge The government has announced it will make a number of changes to the…

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  77. Check employment status for tax tool update (post)

      Check employment status for tax tool update HMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST)…

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  78. Company car fuel rates: Advisory fuel rates (post)

      Company car fuel rates: Advisory fuel rates New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect…

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  79. Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free (post)

      Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free Employee gifts… Some employers may wish to give a small gift to…

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  80. Employer Bulletin: Guidance for employers (post)

    Employer Bulletin: Guidance for employers HMRC has published the October 2019 issue of the Employer Bulletin which contains guidance for…

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  81. Money Laundering non-compliance (post)

      Money Laundering non-compliance HMRC has published details of businesses that have failed to comply with the Money Laundering, Terrorist…

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  82. Experts warning over insolvency debts (post)

      Experts warning over insolvency debts Prioritising HMRC over other creditors in insolvencies will have a ‘negative impact on the…

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  83. VAT domestic reverse charge delayed (post)

      VAT domestic reverse charge for building and construction services delayed HMRC has announced a one-year delay to the introduction…

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  84. Self assessment deadlines approaching (post)

      Self assessment deadlines approaching Two self assessment deadlines are approaching: 5th October 2019 For those individuals who have not…

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  85. PAYE late filing and late payment penalties (post)

      PAYE late filing and late payment penalties HMRC has confirmed that it will continue its risk-based approach to payroll…

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  86. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

      Advisory fuel rates for company cars New advisory fuel rates for company cars have been published which take effect…

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  87. Trusts and Estates with savings income (post)

      Trusts and Estates with small amounts of savings income In the latest Trusts and Estates Newsletter HMRC has confirmed…

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  88. New changes may cause VAT construction chaos (post)

      VAT changes may cause construction chaos The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that a major change in…

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  89. Private Residence Relief changes (post)

      Private Residence Relief changes The government published draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including draft clauses on the…

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  90. Distribution of assets: Insolvency hierarchy changes (post)

      Distribution of assets: Insolvency hierarchy changes From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up…

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  91. Off payroll rules for the private sector (post)

      Off payroll rules for the private sector The government has published the draft legislation for the next Finance Bill…

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  92. Insurance Premium Tax: Consultation launched (post)

      Consultation on the operation of Insurance Premium Tax HMRC has launched a consultation to review the extent to which…

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  93. Employer Bulletin – latest guidance (post)

      Employer Bulletin – latest guidance HMRC has issued the June 2019 edition of the Employer Bulletin. This includes articles…

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  94. Latest MTD for VAT (post)

      Latest MTD for VAT HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require…

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  95. Advisory fuel rates 2019/20 for company cars (post)

      Advisory fuel rates 2019/20 for company cars New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect…

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  96. Forms P11D – reporting employee benefits (post)

      Forms P11D – reporting employee benefits The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided to…

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  97. Tax simplification for smaller businesses says OTS (post)

      OTS calls for tax simplification for smaller businesses A report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) calls on…

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  98. Tax Return Essentials – Checklist 2019 (page)

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  99. Money Laundering compliance list published (post)

      Money Laundering HMRC has published a list of businesses that have not met their obligations under the Money Laundering…

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  100. ‘Springtime’ tax scams target young people (post)

      ‘Springtime’ tax scams target young people HMRC has warned young people in the UK to ‘stay vigilant’ in order…

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  101. Consultation on extension of IR35 rules (post)

      Consultation on extension of IR35 rules HMRC has published guidance on the extension of the off-payroll working rules (also…

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  102. VAT fuel scale charges (post)

      VAT fuel scale charges HMRC has issued details of the updated VAT fuel scale charges which apply from the…

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  103. Employers Bulletin: Latest guidance for employers (post)

      Latest guidance for employers HMRC has issued the latest version of the Employers Bulletin. This April edition has articles…

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  104. MTD for VAT (post)

      MTD for VAT HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers…

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  105. Delay to rise in probate fees (post)

      Delay to rise in probate fees The government has delayed its planned increase in probate fees indefinitely. The delay…

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  106. Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D (post)

      Reporting Benefits in Kind – Forms P11D The forms P11D which report details of benefits and some expenses provided…

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  107. Phishing: Households with landlines should be vigilant (post)

      Phishing: Households with landlines should be vigilant Over recent years HMRC has increasingly cracked down on email and SMS…

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  108. Employer Bulletin: Latest update for employers (post)

      Latest update for employers HMRC has issued Employer Bulletin (February 2019) which includes a number of interesting articles on:…

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  109. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

      Advisory fuel rates for company cars New company cars advisory fuel rates have been published which take effect from…

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  110. Making Tax Digital for VAT: Start date looming (post)

      Making Tax Digital for VAT: Start date looming Making Tax Digital update: The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mel Stride,…

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  111. Brexit business advice – prepare for no deal (post)

      Brexit business advice – prepare for no deal HMRC is urging business owners to make sure they are ready…

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  112. ‘Unbelievable excuses’ for late filing of tax returns (post)

      ‘Unbelievable excuses’ for late filing of tax returns HMRC has revealed some of the most ‘bizarre excuses’ taxpayers have…

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  113. MTD for VAT: Pilot extended to all eligible businesses (post)

      MTD for VAT – pilot extended to all eligible businesses HMRC has extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT…

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  114. Businesses urged to prepare for post-Brexit Customs Declarations (post)

      Businesses urged to prepare for post-Brexit Customs Declarations HMRC is urging VAT-registered UK businesses which trade exclusively with the…

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  115. Self assessment deadline approaching (post)

      Self assessment deadline approaching The deadline for submitting your 2017/18 self assessment return is 31 January 2019. The deadline…

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  116. Phishing warning: Tax refund email targets university students (post)

      Phishing warning: tax refund email targets university students HMRC has warned that university students are being bombarded with fake…

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  117. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

      Advisory fuel rates for company cars New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from…

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  118. Tax-free gifts for employees (post)

      Tax-free gifts for employees Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees. As long as…

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  119. Stamp duty tax relief: 180,500 new homeowners benefit (post)

      180,500 new homeowners benefit from stamp duty tax relief According to statistics published by HMRC more than 180,500 first-time…

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  120. MTD warning: SMEs ‘could pay heavy price’ (post)

    MTD warning: Small businesses ‘could pay heavy price’ for MTD, committee warns The Economic Affairs Committee has issued an MTD warning…

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  121. The Autumn Budget 2018 (post)

      The Budget: Autumn 2018 The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In…

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  122. ‘No deal Brexit’ guidance for contingency (post)

      ‘No deal Brexit’ guidance: Contingency planning HMRC has issued ‘no deal Brexit’ guidance in the form of a Partnership…

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  123. Guidance for employers – recent updates (post)

      New guidance for employers HMRC has issued the October 2018 Employer Bulletin which contains a number of articles providing…

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  124. Making Tax Digital for VAT public pilot opens (post)

      Making Tax Digital for VAT public pilot opens and deferral for some businesses HMRC has opened the Making Tax…

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  125. Record minimum wage underpayments identified (post)

      HMRC has announced that they achieved record enforcement results this year, identifying £15.6million of minimum wage underpayments. The number…

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  126. Making Tax Digital for VAT – software suppliers (post)

      Making Tax Digital for VAT – software suppliers HMRC is working with more than 150 software suppliers who have…

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  127. Making Tax Digital VAT Guide (post)

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  128. Diary of main tax events – July / August 2018 (post)

      Diary of main tax events – July / August 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with all…

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  129. Trust Taxation (post)

      Trust Taxation We are still awaiting the promised consultation on trust taxation announced in the Autumn 2017 Budget. However,…

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  130. Short-term business visitors (post)

      SHORT-TERM BUSINESS VISITORS HMRC are consulting on ways to simplify the tax treatment of short-term business visitors from the…

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  131. What is the 2019 loan charge? (post)

      What is the 2019 loan charge? This is a tax charge on any outstanding loans that exist as a…

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  132. New VAT rules for building trade in 2019 (post)

      New VAT rules for building trade in 2019 Under new VAT rules due to come in on 1 October…

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  133. Diary of Main Tax Events – March / April 2018 (post)

      Tax diary: All the main tax events for March / April 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing…

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  134. Making tax digital delayed further, apart from vat reporting (post)

      Making Tax Digital for business delayed further, apart from vat reporting HMRC have confirmed that no further MTD for…

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  135. Off-payroll IR35 rules to be extended to private sector workers? (post)

      Off-payroll IR35 rules to be extended to private sector workers? As mentioned in the Autumn Budget, the Government has…

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  136. Media sector accountants (page)

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  137. Property sector accountants (page)

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  138. Multi-national companies (page)

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  139. Diary of Main Tax Events – May/June 2018 (post)

      Tax diary: All the main tax events for March / April 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing…

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  140. Taking a lodger? Don’t forget to claim “rent a room” relief (post)

      Taking a lodger? Don’t forget to claim “rent a room” landlord relief HMRC are carrying out a review of…

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  141. Form P11Ds to include benefits in kind (post)

      Form P11Ds to include Benefits in Kind provided by salary sacrifice Employers need to report all Benefits in Kind…

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  142. Tax advantage of EMI share option schemes lapses (post)

      Tax advantage of EMI share option schemes lapses HMRC have advised companies to consider delaying the grant of Enterprise…

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  143. Diary of main tax events – April/May 2018 (post)

      Tax diary: All the main tax events for March / April 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing…

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  144. Cash and digital payments considerations in the new economy (post)

    Cash and digital payments considerations One of the announcements in the Spring Statement was the possible demise of the 1p…

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  145. Spring statement 2018: Consultation for VAT registration (post)

      Spring Budget 2018 As announced last year, the Chancellor’s Budget will in future take place in the Autumn each…

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  146. Tax Diary: all the main tax events for March / April 2018 (post)

      Tax Diary: all the main tax events for March / April 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing…

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  147. Want to join the Making Tax Digital VAT pilot? (post)

      HMRC have announced that they are looking for suitable businesses to sign up for the pilot testing of the…

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  148. BBC presenter loses landmark IR35 case (post)

      The IR35 personal service company legislation has been on the statute book since 2000 and has never really worked…

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  149. Are you sure you or your workers are self-employed? (post)

      Are you sure you or your workers are self-employed? Last year we reported that the House of Commons Work…

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  150. Diary of main tax events – February/March 2018 (post)

      Diary of main tax events – July / August 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with all…

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  151. Exceeding the annual pension allowance (post)

      If your pension savings exceed the annual pension input limit (generally £40,000) then there is an annual allowance charge.…

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  152. Does your accounts system comply with MTD for VAT? (post)

      Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is scheduled to start in April 2019 which means that your VAT information…

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  153. The SMEs little black book: Key contacts every small business should know (post)

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  154. How to keep track of your accounting online and on your laptop (post)

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  155. Diary of main tax events – January / February 2018 (post)

      Diary of main tax events – January / February 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with all…

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  156. Choosing the right advice for your business (post)

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  157. What insurance does your new business need in place? (post)

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  158. Getting finance for your new business venture (post)

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  159. Cash planning: How to make sure your new business doesn’t go bust (post)

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  160. Income Tax and Corporation Tax (post)

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  161. Tax diary of main events – December 2017 / January 2018 (post)

      Diary of main tax events – December 2017 / January 2018 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with…

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  162. How to set up payroll taxes and pensions for your new business (post)

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  163. VAT for SMEs – do you need to register? (post)

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  164. Diary of main tax events November/ December 2017 (post)

      Diary of main tax events – November / December 2017 Welcome to this month’s Tax Diary, providing you with all…

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  165. Many will not get a self assessment tax return next year (post)

        The government are gradually phasing out the self-assessment tax return and replacing it with an individual tax account…

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  166. Furnished holiday letting business is not a business for IHT relief (post)

      A furnished holiday letting business is treated as a trade for most tax purposes. For example, capital allowances are…

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  167. What type of business should you register? (post)

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  189. Making Tax Digital to start in April 2018 (post)

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  243. Updated guidance on employee travel (Booklet 490) (post)

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  248. Diary of Main Tax Events – September / October 2015 (post)

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  251. Diary of Main Tax Events – July / August 2015 (post)

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  255. Forms P11D due by 6 July (post)

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  256. Diary of Main Tax Events – May / June 2015 (post)

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  259. Diary of Main Tax Events – February / March 2015 (post)

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  260. Collection of unpaid tax through your tax code (post)

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  261. New tax relief for investment in social enterprise (post)

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  262. Diary of Main Tax Events – December / January 2014 (post)

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  263. RTI Penalties delayed again (post)

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  266. Diary of Main Tax Events – October / November 2014 (post)

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  267. Business travel for self employed traders (post)

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  269. Diary of Main Tax Events – September / October 2014 (post)

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  270. RTI penalties start October 2014 (post)

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  271. Tax avoidance crackdown affects “followers” of failed schemes (post)

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  272. Should you reimburse your employer for private fuel? (post)

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  273. Forms P11D due by 6 July (post)

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  274. Diary of Main Tax Events – June / July 2014 (post)

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  275. Tax (post)

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  276. Capital Gains Tax to be paid by non-residents on uk residential property (post)

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  277. VAT and discounts for prompt payment (post)

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  278. Payment of self-employed class 2 national insurance (post)

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  279. Diary of Main Tax Events – April / May 2014 (post)

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  280. Business Taxes (post)

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  281. Make charitable payments under gift aid to save more tax (post)

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  282. Real time information (RTI) (post)

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  283. Tax relief for renewing “white goods” in let properties (post)

    News: February 2014 Tax relief for renewing “white goods” in let properties Controversially and without any prior warning HMRC removed…

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  284. Let property campaign (post)

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  285. Diary of Main Tax Events – February / March 2014 (post)

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  286. Diary of Main Tax Events – March / April 2014 (post)

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  287. Amortisation of goodwill (post)

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  288. Class 4 NICs have to be paid up to state retirement age even where that is increased (post)

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  289. IHT business property relief on furnished holiday lettings (post)

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  290. The employer’s £2,000 NIC allowance (post)

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  291. Guidance on the general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) (post)

    News: November 2013 Guidance on the general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) This controversial measure allows HMRC to nullify an arrangement which…

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  292. Health and wellbeing tax plan (post)

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  293. 100% TAX WRITE-OFF FOR A LOW EMISSION CAR (post)

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  294. CODING OUT TAX DEBT (post)

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  295. Extra corporation tax relief for the creative sector (post)

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  296. SHOULD LLPs INCORPORATE? (post)

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  297. IS PROPERTY LETTING A BUSINESS OR A TRADING ACTIVITY? (post)

    News: July 2013 IS PROPERTY LETTING A BUSINESS OR A TRADING ACTIVITY? This is often a moot point, but following…

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  298. NICs AND SELF-EMPLOYED ENTERTAINERS (post)

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  299. GIFT AID IN CHARITY SHOPS (post)

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  300. TAX ON PAYMENTS OF TRAIL COMMISSION (post)

    News: June 2013 TAX ON PAYMENTS OF TRAIL COMMISSION We are referring here to commission which may be passed on…

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  301. NEW AGENT AUTHORISATION FORM (post)

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  302. DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS WITH ISLE OF MAN, JERSEY AND GUERNSEY (post)

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  303. SCOTTISH INCOME TAX IS ON ITS WAY (post)

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  304. IHT EXEMPTION WHERE RECIPIENT SPOUSE / CIVIL PARTNER IS NON-DOMICILED (post)

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  305. SLEEPING OR INACTIVE LIMITED PARTNER? (post)

    News: May 2013 SLEEPING OR INACTIVE LIMITED PARTNER? HMRC have suddenly announced that they now consider that Sleeping and Inactive…

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  306. Business tax reductions (post)

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  307. Child care, charity and property updates (post)

    News: April 2013 Child care, charity and property updates Tax-free childcare scheme This new idea will eventually be worth up…

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  308. Budget 2013: Employers (post)

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  309. Travel costs for medics may not stand up to examination (post)

    News: March 2013 Travel costs for medics may not stand up to examination We always try to be positive in…

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  310. New residence rules (post)

    News: March 2013 New residence rules If you plan to leave the UK (permanently or for a limited period), or…

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  311. Budget 2013: Business Taxes (post)

    News: March 2013 Budget 2013: Business Taxes Cash Basis Unincorporated businesses will be permitted to calculated profits and losses for…

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  312. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) (post)

    News: March 2013 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) This has been piloted by HMRC for 2 years now, and it has…

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  313. Research & development tax relief (post)

    News: March 2013 Research & development tax relief This has been around for several years, but never has the scope…

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  314. Business records checks relaunch (post)

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  315. Child benefit charge letters (post)

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  316. Yet more taskforces launched (post)

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  317. PAYE reporting in real time (post)

    News: November 2012 PAYE reporting in real time HMRC is introducing a new way of reporting PAYE – called Real…

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  318. High net worth unit (post)

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  319. The real time information system for PAYE (post)

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  320. Patent box tax reliefs (post)

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  321. Child benefit scares (post)

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  322. Changes to the PAYE system for student employees (post)

    News: September 2012 Changes to the PAYE system for student employees If you employ a student at any time other…

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  323. ESC A19 developments (post)

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  324. Seed enterprise investment scheme (post)

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  325. Form P11D common errors (post)

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  328. Tax in Scotland (post)

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  329. IR35 issues? (post)

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  330. Planning for the reduction in the top tax rate from 50% to 45% (post)

    News: May 2012 Planning for the reduction in the top tax rate from 50% to 45% It may seem early…

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  331. Tax and nannies (post)

    News: May 2012 Tax and nannies Families who pay a nanny in cash are to be targeted by HMRC. Under…

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  332. Real time information (RTI) (post)

    News: April 2012 Real time information (RTI) Employers will electronically provide monthly information to HMRC in respect of wages and…

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  333. For individuals (post)

    News: March 2012 For individuals Personal Allowances The big news for individuals is that the personal allowance will increase to…

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  334. Electrians lose their spark (post)

    News: March 2012 Electrians lose their spark HMRC have just launched their Electricians’ Tax Safe Plan, to encourage electricians to…

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  335. Business record checks – review, suspension and relaunch (post)

    News: March 2012 Business record checks – review, suspension and relaunch The pilot programme of BRCs began in April 2011…

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  336. Win £100,000 from the taxman! (post)

    News: February 2012 Win £100,000 from the taxman! A report has confirmed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) plan to…

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  337. Faster tax payments (post)

    News: February 2012 Faster tax payments HMRC are increasingly keen for everyone to pay their tax electronically. They now offer…

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  338. The Italian job (post)

    News: February 2012 The Italian job We often complain about HMRC’s heavy-handed tactics in collecting tax, but we have it…

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  339. Overseas holiday homes (post)

    News: January 2012 Overseas holiday homes As a separate initiative HMRC is targeting UK residents with overseas properties, but only…

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  340. Tax due by 31st January but you cannot trace a payslip? (post)

    News: January 2012 Tax due by 31st January but you cannot trace a payslip? We know this can be a…

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  341. Coding out tax underpayments to £3,000 (post)

    News: January 2012 Coding out tax underpayments to £3,000 If you have tax to pay between £2,000 to £3,000, the…

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  342. Tax catch up plan (post)

    News: December 2011 Tax catch up plan We are always delighted when you kindly refer a new client to us.…

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  343. UK/Switzerland tax agreement (post)

    News: December 2011 UK/Switzerland tax agreement This ground-breaking agreement has been signed and is expected to take effect from January…

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  344. Using your own limited family company to meet university costs of your son or daughter (post)

    News: December 2011 Using your own limited family company to meet university costs of your son or daughter The scope…

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  345. IR35 tax yield revealed (post)

    News: December 2011 IR35 tax yield revealed If you use your own personal services company to provide services, you will…

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  346. Tax-free expenses if you travel overseas as an employee (post)

    News: November 2011 Tax-free expenses if you travel overseas as an employee HMRC publish benchmark scale rates for accommodation and…

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  347. Tax catch up plan (post)

    News: November 2011 Tax catch up plan This is the somewhat quaint name of the latest HMRC initiative to tackle…

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  348. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

    News: October 2011 Advisory fuel rates for company cars Published guidelines are issued by HMRC. The stated aim is to…

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  349. Avoiding penalties (post)

    News: September 2011 Avoiding penalties You may have suffered a penalty from HMRC due to late filing of a tax…

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  350. LISS (post)

    News: August 2011 LISS This is not just a pleasant country town in Hampshire — it also stands for Litigation…

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  351. VAT defaulters (post)

    News: August 2011 VAT defaulters If you know of any trader who should be VAT registered but is not for…

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  352. New single compliance process (post)

    News: August 2011 New single compliance process There seem to be a never ending stream of initiatives from HMRC relating…

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  353. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

    News: July 2011 Advisory fuel rates for company cars Published guidelines are issued by HMRC with the aim being to…

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  354. Tax payslip (post)

    News: July 2011 Tax payslip If you have some tax to pay on 31 July (this covers the 2nd payment…

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  355. Email tax rebate scam (post)

    News: July 2011 Email tax rebate scam If you are due a tax refund we would ordinarily tell you just…

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  356. Collecting tax debts through PAYE (post)

    News: June 2011 Collecting tax debts through PAYE Over recent years, HMRC has concentrated its debt collection resources, out of…

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  357. Equitable liability (post)

    News: June 2011 Equitable liability Equitable Liability was a little known practice in which HMRC accepted the evidence of time-barred…

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  358. Calling all restaurant owners (post)

    News: June 2011 Calling all restaurant owners HMRC has announced the use of specialist teams to focus on particular trades…

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  359. The taxman has seen the light at last (post)

    News: June 2011 The taxman has seen the light at last Two useful developments have occurred on the tax admin…

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  360. Research and development tax relief (post)

    News: May 2011 Research and development tax relief If you undertake any research and development within your business, and operate…

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  361. Advisory fuel rates for company cars (post)

    News: April 2011 Advisory fuel rates for company cars Published guidelines are issued by HMRC. The stated aim is to…

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  362. New disclosure opportunity (post)

    News: April 2011 New disclosure opportunity Any taxpayers who have some undeclared income should take a serious look at the…

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  363. Business resource checks (post)

    News: April 2011 Business resource checks Further aspects have emerged about this new initiative. It looks like any checking will…

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  364. PAYE forms for employers (post)

    News: March 2011 PAYE forms for employers HMRC will now no longer routinely issue paper Employer or Budget Packs, or…

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  365. Penalties for late filing of your income tax returns (post)

    News: March 2011 Penalties for late filing of your income tax returns New late filing and late payment penalties will…

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  366. Increased penalties for offshore tax evasion (post)

    News: March 2011 Increased penalties for offshore tax evasion We knew that the sanctions available to HMRC for tackling offshore…

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  367. Business Tax (post)

    News: March 2011 Business Tax IR35 Review The Office of Tax Simplification was tasked with reviewing the operation of IR35,…

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  368. For Employers (post)

    News: March 2011 For Employers NIC When business owners and accountants are asked what single action could simplify the tax…

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