Tax / Self-employed individuals call for delay to IR35 changes

The majority of the UK’s self-employed workforce is unprepared for the upcoming changes to off-payroll working rules - commonly known as IR35 - which come into law in April this year, according to new research from EY TaxChat

Tax / Fintech sector review calls for extension of R&D tax reliefs

An independent review has set out a plan for the UK to retain its global leadership in fintech by helping the country’s financial technology firms to scale up, access the talent and finance they need, and deliver better financial services

Tax / Accountants expect corporation tax rise in Budget

A rise in corporation tax of up to 3% and an extension of covid-related measures to support businesses until the release of lockdown are likely priorities in the Budget on 3 March

Tax / Tax rules for UK residents temporarily working in Guernsey clarified

The Revenue Service is advising people who have chosen to temporarily work for their UK employer from Guernsey during the pandemic that basing themselves in the island may have implications for their personal tax situation

Tax / Brexit one month on – the VAT implications

As trading arrangements with the EU face new import and export processes, James Hurst, VAT director at Brown Butler, explains the key VAT compliance issues to consider

Tax / BDO calls for targeted tax incentives to boost UK manufacturing

Two thirds of manufacturers (65%) would commit to greater investment in the UK if incentives for capital expenditure were increased, a new survey from BDO shows

Tax / HMRC advisory fuel rates for company car users from 1 March

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 March 2021, increasing mileage rates for 1400-2000cc petrol vehicles by 1p per mile

Tax / Finance Bill 2021 – what tax measures are set to change?

The latest Finance Bill is due to be finalised after the Budget is delivered on 3 March. Croner-i tax writer Sarah Arnold reviews the significant tax changes

Tax / VAT deferral payment scheme online service opens

Over half a million businesses who deferred VAT payments last year can now join the new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme to pay in smaller monthly instalments, HMRC has announced

Tax / BBC presenter Kaye Adams wins IR35 case

Radio presenter Kaye Adams has won her IR35 case at the Upper Tribunal as judges rule that the BBC was not required to treat her as a PAYE employee

Tax / File self assessment tax returns now to prevent penalties

Self assessment taxpayers have less than one week to submit their late tax returns by 28 February to prevent a £100 late filing penalty

Tax / Q&A: VAT construction domestic reverse charge

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise VAT adviser Tony Chamberlain, examines the rules on the construction domestic reverse charge and sets out VAT compliance requirements in five different scenarios

Tax / Navigating IR35 and the status determination system: part 2

With the off-payroll working rules due to come into effect from April, Michael Paulin considers how to advise a client on the tax status of someone who is not your client

Tax / Stamp duty holiday drives property sales

The stamp duty holiday, which is due to end in March, has restored housing transactions to the highest level since 2007 with tax take hitting £1.35bn in the last quarter

Tax / HMRC big business investigations take up to four years

HMRC’s enquiries into big businesses’ tax affairs have now been open for an average of 45 months, up from 43 months last year as the tax authority struggles to clear a backlog of complex tax disputes, says law firm Pinsent Masons