Consultations

Tax / Government to publish tax consultations on 23 March

In a change to the usual timing, the government will publish a number of tax-related consultations and calls for evidence at the end of March

Tax / OTS examines smarter use of data for HMRC returns

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is seeking input for its review of ways to make tax easier for people through smarter use of third party data, by reducing the amount of information they or their agents need to supply directly

Tax / Issues with Making Tax Digital for corporation tax

HMRC has launched its MTD for CT consultation but the proposals could well prove challenging. Russell Gammon, chief innovation officer, Tax Systems, looks at the potential sticking points

Tax / Feedback sought on VAT and value shifting rule changes

HMRC is consulting on planned revisions to the rules for apportioning the VAT consideration between supplies with mixed liabilities in a single transaction, in a bid to tackle ‘inappropriate’ value shifting when providing bundles of goods or services

Tax / DAC 6 to be replaced by OECD rules

There are to be changes to the way UK intermediaries report cross border tax arrangements post-Brexit, with the EU DAC directive set to be replaced by OECD rules later this year

Tax / Making Tax Digital: what's the long-term plan for corporation tax?

The ambitious plan to make UK tax fully digital for reporting purposes may have been delayed by the pandemic, but HMRC is still prioritising MTD for income tax and corporation tax. Croner-i tax writer Meg Wilson takes stock

Tax / Proposals to widen HMRC’s information gathering powers ‘flawed’

Plans to increase HMRC’s civil information powers have been sharply criticised as ‘flawed’ in a House of Lords report, which also calls for tougher action on a ‘hardcore’ of tax avoidance promotors

Tax / Plans for professional indemnity insurance for tax advisers

The government is to consult on plans to make professional indemnity insurance compulsory for tax advisers in an effort to raise standards in the tax advice market

Tax / Making Tax Digital for corporation tax by 2026

Among the recent crop of tax policy announcements, HMRC is consulting on how the principles established for Making Tax Digital for quarterly online filing could be implemented for corporation tax

Tax / HMRC to act over insurance premium ‘value shifting’

HMRC is consulting on proposals intended to improve the operation of insurance premium tax (IPT), making it easier for both the industry and HMRC to administer, and addressing certain types of avoidance and evasion

Tax / Regulating advisers will reduce R&D tax relief abuse

As HMRC concludes consultation on the abuse of research & development tax relief at the end of August, ABGI-UK’s Scott Henderson calls for the regulation of advisers at a time when the UK needs to be globally competitive

Tax / Finance Bill 2020-21: legislation and consultations announced

On 21 July, the government released draft legislation for this year's Finance Bill, plus details of the consultations first trailed at the Spring Budget, Accountancy Daily has consolidated these announcements with full details below

Tax / HMRC looks at modernising stamp taxes on shares

The tax office has issued a call for evidence on the principles, priorities and design of a new framework for stamp duty and stamp duty reserve tax (SDRT), as a first stage in plans to modernise and digitise the regime for handling stamp taxes on shares

Tax / Consultation on expanding qualifying expenditure for R&D tax relief

The government is consulting on the scope of qualifying expenditures for R&D tax credits, focusing particularly on whether expenditures on data and cloud computing ought to qualify for relief

Tax / Plans for NICs holiday for military veterans’ first civilian job

The government is consulting on plans for a National Insurance contributions (NICs) holiday for Armed Forces veterans who take up civilian jobs, first announced at Spring Budget 2020
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