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10
Dec

Research and Development spend

  Research and Development spend The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK businesses Research and Development (R&D) spend was £25 billion in 2018. Data from the ONS showed that total R&D expenditure increased from £23.7 billion in 2017 to £25 billion in 2018. The report showed: the aerospace industry saw the largest increase in R&D expenditure with

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10
Dec

Employer guidance from HMRC

  Employer guidance from HMRC HMRC has issued Employer guidance in the latest Employer Bulletin. This issue includes articles on a number of areas including: guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend Ultra Low Emission Vehicle High Income Child Benefit Charge deadline 31

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10
Dec

HMRC crypto guidance published

  HMRC crypto guidance HMRC has published crypto guidance for people who hold cryptoassets, typically cryptocurrency or Bitcoin, explaining what taxes they may need to pay and what records they need to keep. HMRC has also published further information for businesses and companies about the tax treatment of cryptoasset transactions. HMRC advises that these papers set out HMRC’s view of

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10
Dec

Check employment status for tax tool update

  Check employment status for tax tool update HMRC has issued an update to the Check employment status tool (CEST) in advance of the introduction of new tax rules proposed for individuals who provide their personal services via an ‘intermediary’ to a medium or large business. The tool is designed to give HMRC’s view of the status of contracts and

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10
Dec

Tax scams: Self Assessment avoidance tips (HMRC)

  Tax scams: HMRC offers tips on avoiding Self Assessment scams HMRC is giving information to taxpayers to help them avoid scams ahead of the Self Assessment deadline. HMRC is warning millions of Self Assessment taxpayers to be aware of fraudsters in the run up to the 31 January deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received almost 900,000 reports from

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10
Dec

Company car fuel rates: Advisory fuel rates

  Company car fuel rates: Advisory fuel rates New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 December 2019. The guidance states: ‘You can use the previous rates for up to one month from the date the new rates apply’. The rates only apply to employees using a company car. The advisory fuel rates for

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10
Dec

Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free

  Employee gifts: Making sure they are tax-free Employee gifts… Some employers may wish to give a small gift to their employees. As long as the employer meets the relevant conditions, no tax charge will arise on the employee. A tax exemption is available which should help employers ensure that the benefits provided are exempt and do not result in

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8
Oct

Money Laundering non-compliance

  Money Laundering non-compliance HMRC has published details of businesses that have failed to comply with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017. HMRC is also advising that the published person may have changed their behaviour or no longer be based at the published address. Also that the business currently at the

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8
Oct

Experts warning over insolvency debts

  Experts warning over insolvency debts Prioritising HMRC over other creditors in insolvencies will have a ‘negative impact on the UK’s economic growth’, experts have warned Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid. The warning was issued in a letter from 11 business organisations and insolvency experts to the Chancellor. Signatories of the letter include the Institute of Chartered Accountants in

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8
Oct

Brexit-readiness events for business

  Brexit-readiness events for business The Department for Business has launched a nationwide programme of events to help businesses prepare for Brexit-readiness. The free events are designed to provide free advice on a range of Brexit-related topics, including exporting, importing and employing EU citizens. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from senior government officials and access support tailored

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