Business tax

Tax / Coronavirus: essential updates for accountants, tax advisers and auditors - Part 2

To assist accountants, tax advisers and auditors in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, all our related covid-19 coverage will be available here as soon as new announcements are made, plus expert analysis

Tax / HMRC’s R&D tax credit data fails to measure success

Accountants and their clients are being let down by the government’s research and development tax credit data reporting, missing the opportunity to reveal whether it works, while reducing the risk of fraud, according to ForrestBrown’s Jenny Tragner

Tax / Business warned ‘time is running out’ over Brexit planning

With around 50 working days until the end of the Brexit transition period, at which point the UK will leave the EU customs union and single market, the government is to urge business leaders to accelerate preparations for an Australia-style exit

Tax / Q&A: homeworking tax implications

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, tax adviser, Ibrahim Nalla, explains the tax implications of buying a brand-new office pod to be installed in a company director’s garden, how will the company and director be affected?

Tax / Furlough overclaim probe threat as deadline expires

With HMRC writing to thousands of businesses warning them of investigation risk if they have incorrectly or fraudulently claimed job support grants, now is the time to get records in order, writes Philip Smith

Tax / HMRC’s tax gap estimate branded ‘misleading’

HMRC’s reporting of the ‘tax gap’ has been labelled as ‘misleading’ by the public accounts committee (PAC), which says the department should explain the limitations of its approach to calculating the difference between the tax that should be paid on the UK’s economic activity and the amount actually collected

Tax / OECD digital services tax project slows

The OECD’s plans for reaching a consensus-based global approach to taxing digital services have been delayed, with no agreement now likely before mid-2021, despite analysis suggesting up to $100bn (£77bn) is at stake annually, an update on progress has revealed

Tax / New powers to access taxpayer financial information ‘burden’

Draft legislation will give HMRC powers to request information from financial institutions without approval of the First Tier Tribunal, but could prove expensive to comply with, warns Collyer Bristow’s William Hancock

Tax / HMRC slips up in skating rink VAT appeal

A tribunal has ruled that children’s ice skates can be hired without VAT, even when included in a skating session package. RSM’s Sarah Halsted reviews the judges’ score

Tax / Year-end tax planning for companies - CPD module – NEW

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module focuses on how to carry out an effective pre-year end review of the company’s tax affairs

Tax / VAT updates: October 2020

In this month’s round up of VAT cases, Graham Elliott considers compensation payments, charity advertising, legal fees and whether a houseboat is a building

Tax / Northern Ireland Trade Support Service goes live

The government is urging businesses to sign up to the new free-to-use Trader Support Service with fewer than 100 days until end of Transition period

Tax / Airbnb pays additional £1.8m UK tax

Airbnb UK paid an additional £1.8m in tax last year, following an HMRC investigation into the company’s UK tax arrangements

Tax / EU travel business VAT scheme fuels Brexit uncertainty

With the 31 December Brexit leaving date fast approaching, UK travel operators facing a complex and uncertainty future under the TOMS scheme, including the possibility of registering in all 27 remaining EU states says Sovos Accordance’s Alex Smith

Tax / Victory for Vodafone in Indian tax dispute

Vodafone has won a long-running tax case in India over some £2.4bn of tax imposed by the authorities there following the telecom giant’s acquisition of a local operator over a decade ago
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