Tax / HMRC targets overseas-based UK landlords not paying tax

Nearly 400 overseas based buy-to-let landlords have disclosed unpaid tax on rental income to HMRC in the last year as the tax authorities intensifies its campaign to net offshore landlords hiding income

Tax / Entrepreneurs' relief and disposal of shares

When claiming entrepreneurs' relief on disposal of shares it is important to ensure that the definition of personal company falls within HMRC's parameters. Stephanie Webber ACA CTA, tax writer at Croner-i, explains 

Tax / HMRC fails to communicate 30-day CGT payment window

Property sellers are confused about the introduction of a new 30-day payment deadline for settling capital gains tax (CGT) on second and inherited property sales, with complaints about the overly complex guidance and dearth of communications from HMRC. Sara White reports

Tax / Employment allowance NICs 2 threshold reduced

The government is cutting the threshold for eligibility for claims for the employment allowance from April 2020 due to state aid de minimis rules and to remove larger business claimants from the scheme

Tax / Q&A: HMRC and employment related securities return

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise tax consultant David Woolley reviews the filing requirements for employer related securities returns and the importance of reportable events such as issues of unapproved shares

Tax / Childcare and tax: workplace nurseries – part 3

In part three of a series on childcare tax issues, Julie Clift CTA, specialist tax writer at Croner-i, examines the tax liability for employees using workplace nurseries   

Tax / Payment on account errors delay bills for taxpayers

Problems with HMRC’s IT systems earlier this year and calculations for payment on account mean that some taxpayers will not receive tax demands this July, when they actually owe over £1,000 to the taxman

Tax / Majority of SMEs unaware of £1m machinery tax break

Despite a temporary two-year increase in the annual investment allowance (AIA), nearly two thirds of UK SMEs are not aware of the £1m tax break, which has been criticised for being over-complex due to straddling periods

Tax / NHS chief calls for gambling tax to pay for addiction treatment

The head of the NHS has called for a mandatory tax for betting companies to help pay for treatment for gambling addicts

Tax / Do you have the right tax code?

David Redfern, director of DSR Tax Claims, explains how HMRC determines employees’ tax codes and calculates how much tax should be deducted from income

Tax / Inheritance tax waived for Kindertransport compensation payments

The government plans to relax the inheritance tax rules for Kindertransport compensation payments so that affected taxpayers will not be liable for tax on any amounts received from the fund

Tax / HMRC takes action to stop renewable energy carousel VAT fraud

The government is cracking down on abuse of renewable energy certificates where fraudsters get involved in complex reselling to steal VAT payments and deprive the Exchequer of revenue

Tax / IR35: what a performance

Difficulties with interpreting the IR35 rules have been highlighted by conflicting decisions at tax tribunals where apparently similar IR35 cases involving TV and radio personalities including Lorraine Kelly and Christa Ackroyd highlight the subjective nature of the employment tests. Peter Rayney FCA, CTA (Fellow), TEP considers the implications for private sector employers

Tax / Tax traps to watch when selling your main home

Capital gains tax on the sale of a home can be complex when main residence relief comes into play. Lisa Spearman, private client partner at Mercer & Hole, explains the key tax compliance issues to consider to avoid an unexpected tax bill

Tax / Future of payroll managers at risk from AI

Advances in technology will open up wider opportunities for payroll professionals, as artificial intelligence (AI) replaces wage packets and biometrics take over the clocking-in routine, argues Anthony Macey, director of Portfolio Payroll