Tax planning

Tax / High income child benefit charge hits basic rate taxpayers

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is calling for the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) threshold to rise to avoid it hitting basic-rate taxpayers for the first time in April

Tax / MPs slam HMRC’s out of date tech

MPs have criticised HMRC’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, claiming some groups of taxpayers have been unfairly excluded from support packages, while the department’s strategy for property and IT systems has been shown to be wanting

Tax / Call for HMRC to extend self assessment deadline

ACCA has added its voice to calls for HMRC to extend the deadline for self-assessment tax returns on January 31, with the professional body warning that failure to do so could land millions of hard-hit entrepreneurs with fines totalling £250m

Tax / Q&A: freight transport changes

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, VAT adviser, Arti Sonpal, explores changes to the VAT liability of supplies following the end of the Brexit transition period

Tax / HMRC: tax returners spread £69m with Time to Pay plan

Almost 25,000 self assessment taxpayers have set up an online payment plan to manage their tax liabilities in up to 12 monthly instalments, totalling £69.1m, HMRC has revealed

Tax / Rulings in favour of HMRC hike pension tax liability

Zigurds Kronbergs, tax writer at Croner-i, examines two recent pension tax cases which went against claimants, Clark at the Court of Appeal and Sippchoice at Upper Tribunal, both deemed to break pensions tax rules under Finance Act 2004

Tax / UK business ill-prepared for IR35 rule changes

With just three months to go before off payroll tax rules come into effect for the private sector, half of UK firms that hire contractors are not prepared for the changes, according to research by IR35 Shield

Tax / Q&A: define an SME for R&D purposes

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, tax consultant, David Woolley, explains how to define when an SME becomes a large business for research and development (R&D) purposes

Tax / Covid judged ‘reasonable excuse’ for late SA returns

Taxpayers who fail to submit their self assessment return by the 31 January deadline because of difficulties caused by Covid will be able to claim this as a ‘reasonable excuse’ to overturn a late filing penalty, HMRC has confirmed

Tax / Feedback sought on VAT and value shifting rule changes

HMRC is consulting on planned revisions to the rules for apportioning the VAT consideration between supplies with mixed liabilities in a single transaction, in a bid to tackle ‘inappropriate’ value shifting when providing bundles of goods or services

Tax / HMRC: less than a month to file tax return

Around 5.4m taxpayers have less than a month (25 days) to complete their self assessments ahead of the 31 January deadline

Tax / DAC 6 to be replaced by OECD rules

There are to be changes to the way UK intermediaries report cross border tax arrangements post-Brexit, with the EU DAC directive set to be replaced by OECD rules later this year

Tax / Q&A: VAT changes to B2C professional services

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, VAT adviser, Priyesh Mistry, explores whether accountants continue to charge UK VAT on tax returns for individuals living in the EU, or if they become the same as the work for non-EU clients

Tax / 2,700 taxpayers file returns on Christmas Day

Over 2,700 taxpayers took time out from their Christmas Day festivities to go online to file their self assessment tax return, HMRC has revealed

Tax / Director’s national insurance calculations - CPD module

This month's exclusive Accountancy Daily CPD module focuses on director’s national insurance contributions, understanding the special calculation rules and which, if any, exceptions may be available to exempt them
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