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Feb

Off-payroll working

Off-payroll working HMRC has now published draft secondary legislation for the off-payroll working rules that are due to come into force in April this year. In 2017, HMRC introduced new off-payroll rules to the public sector, which saw some contractors’ net income cut significantly. HMRC also shifted the responsibility for compliance from individual contractors to public bodies or recruitment agencies.

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13
Feb

A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims Vengeful witches and pet hamsters feature in HMRC’s list of imaginative excuses and expense claims, which has been published in the run up to the self assessment deadline. HMRC has compiled a list of the weirdest unsuccessful excuses from the last decade. The list includes one taxpayer who claimed their mother-in law was

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13
Feb

Budget Day 11 March 

Budget Day 11 March  UPDATE – 13th February 2020 Following Mr Javid’s resignation amidst the Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle on the 13th February, the 2020 Budget will now be delivered by the newly appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak. ‘I am honoured to be appointed as Chancellor of the Exchequer. My predecessor and good friend Saj did a fantastic job in his

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13
Feb

Brexit – transition period

  Brexit – transition period The leaders of the UK and European Union signed the Withdrawal Agreement, and the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. However the UK is now in the transition or implementation period during which time it is ‘business as usual’ as the UK is covered by EU rules until the end of the year.

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14
Jan

Welsh government publishes Draft Budget

Welsh government publishes Draft Budget The Welsh government has published its Draft Budget, setting out revenue raising and capital spending plans for 2020/21. The Draft Budget confirms no changes are proposed to Welsh income tax rates, or Land Transaction Tax rates and bands. The Draft Welsh spending plans for the longer term will depend on the next UK Budget and

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14
Jan

Retiring clinicians payments

  Retiring clinicians payments The Secretary of State has confirmed that the commitments being entered into, to make payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax, will be honoured when clinicians retire. In a written statement Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care stated: ‘I have agreed to support this proposal from NHS England and NHS Improvement

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13
Jan

Current list of deliberate tax defaulters

Current list of deliberate tax defaulters HMRC publishes current list of deliberate tax defaulters, those people who have received penalties either for: deliberate errors in their tax returns or deliberately failing to comply with their tax obligations. Internet link: GOV.UK deliberate defaulters   ROBINSONS LONDON ACCOUNTANTS – ACCOUNTING DONE DIFFERENTLY At Robinsons we work hard to understand, communicate, interact, engage and, above

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13
Jan

Self assessment deadline approaching

Self assessment deadline approaching The deadline for submitting your 2018/19 self assessment return is 31 January 2020. The deadline applies to taxpayers who need to complete a tax return and make direct payments to HMRC in respect of their income tax, Classes 2 and 4 National Insurance Contributions (NIC), capital gains tax and High Income Child Benefit Charge liabilities. There

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13
Jan

Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge

Call for review of High Income Child Benefit Charge The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling on the government to address issues with the High Income Child Benefit Charge (HICBC). The HICBC is designed to claw back child benefit where the claimant or their partner earns in excess of £50,000. According to LITRG some households think making a

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13
Jan

Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance

Guidance on Structures and Buildings Allowance The latest HMRC Agent Update includes guidance on the Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA). This capital allowance is designed to provide tax relief for businesses and to support investment in constructing new structures and buildings and improving existing ones. The SBA relieves the construction costs for new structures and buildings used for qualifying purposes

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