Meg Wilson

Meg Wilson

Meg Wilson CTA, ATT, is a specialist tax writer at Croner-i Tax and Accounting, published by Croner-i Ltd, focusing on employment taxes. She qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1999 and has worked for HLB Kidsons (now RSM) and Big Four firm KPMG. Before joining Wolters Kluwer (now Croner-i) in 2012, she was tax development manager at Hazlewoods, a top 40 firm in Gloucestershire, where she was responsible for the efficient running of the tax team and the external promotion of its services.

Tax / Tax filing penalties when self assessment not required

Ducking an HMRC penalty for late tax filing is an important administrative consideration for any taxpayer. Meg Wilson CTA, tax writer at Croner-i, examines three key points from the latest Upper Tribunal case where the taxpayer lost his argument over penalties

Tax / Cross-border tax: are you ready for DAC 6?

The EU Directive on administrative cooperation in relation to tax, known as DAC 6, is out for a draft legislation consultation with the first reporting dates scheduled for August 2020. Meg Wilson CTA examines the impact on cross-border tax arrangements

Tax / Collecting tax from insolvent businesses

Meg Wilson CTA examines the proposals to change the rules to allow HMRC to recover more money from insolvent businesses, including reverting to secondary preferential creditor status

Tax / Machinations of follower notices and accelerated payment notices

As part of the government’s clampdown on aggressive tax avoidance schemes, HMRC was given powers to issue follower notices and accelerated payment notices (APNs). Meg Wilson CTA, specialist tax writer at Croner-i, examines their effectiveness and the grounds for cases won by taxpayers

Tax / Spring Statement 2019: implementation dates effective March 2019 onwards

Our essential snapshot of the key measures announced in Spring Statement 2019, Budget 2018, Spring Statement 2018 and Autumn Budget 2017, including rule changes to EIS funds, structures and buildings allowance, digital services tax, amendments to diverted profits tax, and more

Tax / What does 'reasonable excuse' mean to the taxman?

A number of tax tribunal decisions every year revolve around HMRC’s interpretation of reasonable excuse, but it is the Upper Tribunal decisions which are important to watch. Meg Wilson CTA, specialist tax writer at Croner-i Tax and Accounting, examines the options for taxpayers considering an appeal and use of the reasonable excuse defence

Tax / Voluntary return policy to get statutory footing

Meg Wilson CTA, tax writer at Croner-i, looks at why HMRC’s existing policy on voluntary returns is being legislated for, including cases which have concluded that unsolicited tax returns are not valid, and what impact this change will have on UK taxpayers and tax advisors

Tax / Budget 2018: implementation dates effective November 2018 onwards

Our essential snapshot of the key measures announced in Budget 2018, Spring Statement 2018 and Autumn Budget 2017, including digital services tax, SDLT first time buyers relief extension, amendments to diverted profits tax, off payroll working rules in the private sector reformed

Tax / Last minute tips for completing P11Ds for expenses and benefits

Meg Wilson CTA gives some last minute tips on how to finalise reporting employee benefits and expenses for 2017-18 P11D and P11D(b) forms as the deadline approaches on 6 July

Tax / Tax updates: May 2018

This month's review of tax cases and tax news including late filing penalty appeals thrown out, Goldfinger confidant loses, payment made by LLP member not deductible in Vaines

Tax / Taxpayers win unusually high number of late filing penalty appeals

In February 2018, taxpayers were victorious in nine out of 13 late filing cases brought by HMRC. Meg Wilson, expert tax writer at Croner-I, outlines the various issues raised

Tax / Spring Statement 2018: briefing and consultations

In our roundup of Spring Statement essentials, we outline the VAT threshold review, digital taxation, entrepreneurs’ relief and online VAT payments as well as providing a snapshot of the closing dates for the various consultations which were announced

Tax / Overhaul of corporation tax payments for companies with £1.5m plus profits

Meg Wilson CTA, tax writer at Croner-i, explains the key payment dates for corporation tax payments for the largest businesses with profits in excess of £1.5m as new rules reducing the payment period are set to come into force from 1 April 2019

Tax / Budget 2017: implementation dates effective November 2017 onwards

Our essential snapshot of the key measures announced in Budget 2017, Finance Bill 2017/18 and NICs Bill including CGT indexation allowance, SDLT and rise in R&D tax relief

Tax / Budget 2017: avoidance and evasion priorities for government

Meg Wilson CTA, specialist tax writer at Croner-i, unpicks the key avoidance and evasion measures announced in the Budget including disguised remuneration, abuse of the NICs employment allowance and related party schemes involving intangibles
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