Tax compliance

Tax / Tesco to pay back £585m Covid business rates relief

Tesco is to repay all of the £585m of business rates relief the company received in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic, saying it was ‘absolutely committed to doing the right thing’

Tax / Total tax take for UK’s largest companies hits £84.1bn

The UK’s biggest companies paid £84.1bn in tax during the 2019/20 financial year, the largest amount for a decade, in the run-up to the start of the Covid-19 crisis, according to research by PwC for the 100 Group of finance directors

Tax / Calculating capital gains tax losses - CPD module – NEW

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module acts as a guide to the effective use of capital losses, covering what losses are allowable, their restrictions, tax efficiency and more

Tax / Q&A: post Brexit supplies of digital services (VAT MOSS)

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, senior VAT consultant, Hilary Budd, explores how Brexit will affect digital service providers using VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) to account for VAT on sales to EU consumers

Tax / VAT updates: December 2020

In this month’s round up of VAT cases, Graham Elliott considers genuine suppliers, MOSS submission failures, local authority sport centre supplies and charity building relief

Tax / SEISS update: third self-employed grant now available

As the third Self Employment Income Support Scheme goes live, Croner-i tax writer Stephen Relf ACA CTA unpicks the latest guidance from HMRC, warning of important differences with earlier grants

Tax / HMRC acts on tax avoidance advertising

HMRC has teamed up with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to crack down on misleading marketing of tax avoidance schemes, as its research shows the number of promotors has halved in the past six years

Tax / Top five questions about furlough and zero-hours workers

Our employment law helpline, BrightAdvice, has received hundreds of calls about how furlough and zero-hours contracts work under the Job Retention Scheme extension. Alan Price, HR expert and CEO at BrightHR, answers five of the most frequently asked questions

Tax / Furlough rush not cause of fraud

The hasty implementation of CJRS may have led to mistakes, but more time would not have eliminated criminal claims, says Blick Rothenberg’s Fiona Fernie

Tax / Spending review: ‘economic emergency’ sees GDP fall 11.3%

In his November spending review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has emphasised the UK currently faces an ‘economic emergency’, and revealed the economy is set to contract by 11.3%, the largest fall in over 300 years

Tax / Capital gains tax changes self assessment taxpayers need to know

HMRC signals time is running out for anyone who sold a second home during 2019-20 to declare it on their self assessment tax return and pay the capital gains tax (CGT) that is due

Tax / Q&A: Furnished Holiday Let tax benefits

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, tax adviser, Patrick O'Brian covers the specific conditions that need to be met for a Furnished Holiday Let (FHL) to qualify for tax benefits

Tax / HMRC reshapes top team

HMRC has announced two senior appointments, including Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia as the new chair of the HMRC board, and the head of a newly created business transformation group

Tax / Global tax evasion put at $427bn a year

Countries are losing a total of over $427bn (£319bn) in tax each year to international corporate tax abuse and private tax evasion, according to analysis from campaigning group the Tax Justice Network

Tax / HMRC urged to clarify festive fun tax reliefs

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) is calling for urgent guidance from HMRC to avoid people enduring an unpleasant tax hangover because of their ‘virtual’ Christmas parties this year, as traditional face-to-face events are put on hold because of Covid
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