HMRC countdown to file your tax return With less than 100 days until the self assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2020, it’s the HMRC countdown to file your tax return. HMRC is urging taxpayers to complete their tax returns early, in order to avoid the last minute rush. HMRC report that last year more than 2,000 people submitted
Employer Bulletin: Guidance for employers HMRC has published the October 2019 issue of the Employer Bulletin which contains guidance for employers. Topics in this edition include: Changes for UK employers sending workers to the EU, the EEA or Switzerland PAYE Settlement Agreements and Welsh rate of Income Tax Guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real time when payments
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
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
HMRC latest guidance for employers HMRC has published the latest edition of the Employer Bulletin. This guidance for employers, and their agents, includes articles on: Class 1A liabilities payable on Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonial Payments Off-payroll working rules from April 2020 Disguised Remuneration Seasonal Workers Contractors operating CIS – new VAT reverse charge on building and construction services
Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by HMRC scammers and fraudsters to obtain an individual’s personal information. The guidance can be used to help you decide if a contact from HMRC is genuine and provides examples of the different methods
Distribution of assets: Insolvency hierarchy changes From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up the creditor hierarchy for the distribution of assets in the event of insolvency by making HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in respect of certain tax debts held by a business (this includes individuals and partnerships) on behalf of their customers and employees.
Digital Services Tax from April 2020 From April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% Digital Services Tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users. However, this only applies when the group’s worldwide revenues from these digital activities are more than £500m and more than £25m of
Consultation on the operation of Insurance Premium Tax HMRC has launched a consultation to review the extent to which the emerging practices are leading to ‘unfair tax outcomes’ in the administration and collection of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). HMRC’s consultation document states: ‘We have been made aware of business practices involving administration and arrangement fees which may be leading
Employer Bulletin – latest guidance HMRC has issued the June 2019 edition of the Employer Bulletin. This includes articles on a number of issues including: labour supply chain fraud using loans to avoid Optional Remuneration Rules re-enrolment of staff back into a workplace pension scheme GDPR fees contractors operating CIS – new VAT reverse charge on building and construction
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