Tax

Tax / ‘Tampon tax’ abolished

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the government has honoured its commitment to remove VAT from women’s sanitary products, ending the so-called ‘tampon tax’

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 / Environmental tax breaks would drive green tech investment

Lower rates for entrepreneurs in green technology would help to inspire investment in the UK, creating jobs and export opportunities as part of the Green Recovery Plan, argues Blick Rothenberg’s David Hough

Tax / Richest 1% hold almost a quarter of UK wealth

The UK’s wealthiest 1% of households hold almost £800bn in assets official statistics show, raising their share of household wealth to 23%, according to the Resolution Foundation

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

Tax / Cairn Energy in $1.2bn Indian tax win

FTSE 250 oil and gas explorer Cairn Energy has won a long running corporate tax dispute with the Indian government, which has been ordered to pay the company damages of $1.2bn plus interest and costs

Tax / Wales increases tax on second home sales

Wales has increased the rates of land transaction tax (LTT) on property sales with the change coming into immediate effect

Tax / Making Tax Digital: what's the long-term plan for corporation tax?

The ambitious plan to make UK tax fully digital for reporting purposes may have been delayed by the pandemic, but HMRC is still prioritising MTD for income tax and corporation tax. Croner-i tax writer Meg Wilson takes stock

Tax / Q&A: VAT implications of the Northern Ireland protocol

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise, VAT advice consultant, Sally Atkins, clarifies the post-Brexit VAT rules for clients based in Northern Ireland who both supply goods to and buy from mainland UK and the Republic of Ireland

Tax / Proposals to widen HMRC’s information gathering powers ‘flawed’

Plans to increase HMRC’s civil information powers have been sharply criticised as ‘flawed’ in a House of Lords report, which also calls for tougher action on a ‘hardcore’ of tax avoidance promotors

Tax / Budget date set: 3 March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has revealed the next UK Budget will be held on Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Tax / Chancellor extends furlough to end April 2021

In a move to support businesses, the Chancellor has announced that the current furlough scheme will be extended to 30 April while covid business loans will now be available until the end of March

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

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 December 2020, cutting mileage rates for 1400-2000cc petrol vehicles by 1p per mile

Tax / Don’t get caught by tax on virtual Christmas parties

With the festive season upon us, the annual company Christmas party will look very different, but will the tax implications be the same? SJD Accountancy’s Joanne Harris unwraps HMRC’s approach to staff celebrations and gifts
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