HMRC

Tax / Time to pay arrangements for individual taxpayers explained

HMRC has issued guidance for individual taxpayers on how to settle a tax debt using a negotiated time to pay arrangement

Tax / Government waters down loan charge rules

The government has backed down on original time frame for loan charge compliance giving taxpayers who signed up to schemes approved by HMRC before 2015 greater leniency and offering five-year time to pay arrangements

Tax / HMRC enquiries: do not assume all requests are justified

During a tax investigation, HMRC will make requests for information, but it must do so within a set timeframe and be justified, fair and reasonable. Withers tax director Jeff Millington explains the rights of taxpayers, discovery powers and time limits

Tax / HMRC crackdown on footballers using tax schemes

Miles Dean, head of international tax at Andersen Tax, examines whether it was foreseeable that HMRC and the courts would end up not only attacking tax avoidance schemes (and winning), but also shutting down an industry that had gone out of control?

Tax / Self assessment: what expenses can you claim when self-employed?

It is important to distinguish between business and personal expenses when completing annual self assessment tax returns. David Redfern, managing director of DSR Tax Claims, explains the categories of business expenses self-employed workers can use to offset tax liabilities

Tax / Self assessment deadline looms

Around five million taxpayers are yet to file their tax returns before the 31 January deadline

Tax / HMRC to support taskforce on waste crime

HMRC has signed up to a new government taskforce dedicated to tackling serious and organised waste crime, such as dumping hazardous materials on private land and falsely labelling waste so it can be exported abroad to unsuspecting countries

Tax / Tips for taxpayers: Making Tax Digital for VAT

Nine months since the launch of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT, late adopters have only filed once under the new system, some not even using accounting software due to the soft landing penalties regime. Philip McNeill and Dr Sarah McNeill explain the key compliance issues

Tax / Kickboxing company loses VAT dispute

Kickboxing company Premier Family Martial Arts LLP has lost a VAT dispute with HMRC, as they tried to appeal that kickboxing should be exempt from VAT because it is a form of tuition, covering a subject that is part of school education

Tax / HMRC releases contractor factsheet on IR35 rules

HMRC has updated its guidance on the extension of existing off-payroll working rules (IR35) to the private sector, scheduled for April, with a new contractor factsheet setting out the changes

Tax / VAT in 2020 – post-Brexit implications

With Brexit on the verge of being finalised, at least at stage one, Alison Horner, indirect tax partner at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, looks at the impact on VAT and cross-border transactions post 31 January

Tax / HMRC rushes out guidance on new AML regulations

HMRC has published outline guidance on the changes to the regulations on money laundering and terrorist financing, which have been extended to cover lettings agents and art dealers from mid-January, with more detailed information set to follow

Tax / Norton Motorbikes faces £300k tax bill

Classic motorbike brand, Norton, was in the insolvency court this week to try to resolve a dispute with HMRC over a demand for hundreds of thousands in tax

Tax / HMRC penalties hit £816m for late payment

Fines issued by HMRC have surged in value by nearly a third in the past three years, rising significantly faster than the amount of tax collected

Tax / News Corp wins VAT dispute at Upper Tribunal

HMRC has lost an appeal at the Upper Tribunal over zero rated VAT on digital newspapers with the publishers of The Times arguing that digital versions of its newspapers are not a service
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