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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

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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13
Jan

Chancellor commits to review of IR35

Chancellor commits to review of IR35 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid has announced that the major review of all aspects of self-employment, promised in the Conservatives’ manifesto, will include the proposed extension of the Off-Payroll working rules to the private sector from April 2020. Speaking on Radio 4’s Money Box Election Special, Sajid Javid said that, as part

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13
Jan

Review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge

Review of the Disguised Remuneration Loan Charge The government has announced it will make a number of changes to the loan charge rules, in response to Sir Amyas Morse’s independent review of the loan charge policy and its implementation. The government has announced the following key changes to the loan charge: the loan charge will apply only to outstanding loans

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13
Jan

Minimum wage rates announced

The government has announced a 6.2% increase in the National Living Wage (NLW), which applies to workers aged 25 and over. From 1 April 2020 the NLW will rise from the current rate of £8.21 to £8.72 an hour, in the largest raise since it was introduced two decades ago. The government has confirmed that the new rate will start

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5
Nov

Budget will not now take place on 6 November

Budget will not now take place on 6 November On 25 October 2019 the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid wrote to the Treasury Select Committee to confirm that the Budget will not now take place on 6 November 2019 as originally planned. You can read that letter here. We will keep you informed of developments. Internet link: GOV.UK Budget

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17
Dec

Phishing warning: Tax refund email targets university students

  Phishing warning: tax refund email targets university students HMRC has warned that university students are being bombarded with fake tax refund emails. The scammers have targeted university students in an attempt to steal their banking and personal details using.ac.uk email addresses that look genuine, in order to avoid detection. Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury said: ‘Although HMRC

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1
Dec

Tax credit u-turn

News: December 2015 Tax credit u-turn In the Summer Budget the Chancellor proposed cutting the rates and thresholds for working and child tax credits. This would have reduced the income of many low-paid families significantly. The House of Lords blocked the legislation which was to have introduced this change. The Chancellor has now announced that the rates and thresholds for

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1
Dec

Property investors hit with stamp duty land tax increases

News: December 2015 Property investors hit with stamp duty land tax increases In the Summer Budget the Chancellor announced a restriction on the deductibility of interest from rental income for individual landlords of residential property. This restriction will be phased in from 2017/18 to 2020/21, and it may make letting uneconomic for landlords whose businesses are relatively highly geared. The

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