HMRC

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’s let property campaign yield below expectations

An HMRC campaign targeted at increasing the tax take from properties which are let out is making slow progress, so far producing under a third of the yield expected, and with only a handful of landlords coming forward to make a disclosure, according to analysis by Saffery Champness

Tax / Covid-19: tax-free childcare extended

Tax-free childcare has been extended to 31 October for parents who may have fallen below the minimum income requirement, and critical workers who may have exceeded it

Tax / HMRC and General Electric in $1bn tax dispute

HMRC is seeking to reclaim some $1bn of tax from US industrial giant General Electric (GE), amid claims the company failed to disclose full details of financing arrangements in Australia, and was allegedly using an arbitrage scheme to gain a tax advantage

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 / HMRC appoints Holliday as tax assurance commissioner

Justin Holliday, HMRC’s chief finance officer (CFO), has been named as tax assurance commissioner, replacing Melissa Tatton who is moving to Ofcom from September

Tax / Offshore bank accounts in HMRC’s sights under DAC 6

Through its disclosure facilities, HMRC learnt more about tax avoidance schemes, but from January 2021 further transparency under the DAC 6 EU directive give it greater firepower over offshore bank accounts, says Harbottle and Lewis’ Gary Ashford CTA

Tax / Q&A: VAT on the Eat Out to Help Scheme

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, VAT adviser, Tony Chamberlain explains the VAT implications of the Eat Out to Help Scheme, do restaurateurs only pay VAT to HMRC on the discounted amount or full value of the bill?

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

Tax / Inheritance tax receipts drop for first time in 10 years

Inheritance tax receipts (IHT) have dipped for the first time in a decade, reversing a long term trend, and prompting renewed calls for a change to the regime

Tax / Tackling the £31bn tax gap: what’s next?

As HMRC reveals a shrinking tax gap, BDO’s Dawn Register and Tom Palmer investigate where and how the tax collector can find the missing billions, from a focus on offshore and the wealthy to those that simply do not pay

Tax / HMRC wins IR35 appeal at Upper Tribunal

HMRC has won a significant Upper Tribunal appeal over the use of personal services companies (PSCs) by broadcasters, with the overturning of a previous ruling on the tax status of radio presenter and comedy writer Paul Hawksbee under IR35 regulations 

Tax / HMRC sets up scheme for loan charge refunds

HMRC has published guidance on how it will administer the disguised remuneration repayment scheme, offering refunds to taxpayers who made voluntary payments of income tax or National Insurance prior to a change in the rules regarding the loan charge

Tax / HMRC seeks views on tackling disguised remuneration tax avoidance

HMRC has opened a wide-ranging call for evidence on the continuing use of disguised remuneration (DR) tax avoidance schemes, seeking views on its approach, any variations which are not covered by existing legislation, and suggestions for further action

Tax / HMRC launches Turkish tax probe at Ladbrokes owners

GVC Holdings (UK) Ltd, the FTSE 100 group which owns betting brands Ladbrokes and Coral, has revealed HMRC is conducting a probe into the group’s former Turkish online gambling business
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