Tax

Tax / Inheritance tax receipts hit record £5.36bn

Inheritance tax receipts hit £5.36bn in 2018/19 marking a record gain for the Treasury as more estates are sucked into the IHT net

Tax / VAT updates: August 2019

In this month’s VAT roundup of significant cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers group registrations in Baillie Gifford, transport of disabled people in Jigsaw Medical, charities VAT recovery in University of Cambridge and treatment of bank note supplies in Clydesdale

Tax / MPs slate HMRC failure to support vulnerable taxpayers

The Treasury Committee is calling for an overhaul of the way HMRC deals with vulnerable taxpayers, saying the tax authority is failing to support them and needs to go back to basics 

Tax / Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan steps down

Following the appointment of the former chair of the Treasury Committee, Nicky Morgan MP, as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, there will be an election after the summer recess for a new chair

Tax / Chancellor urged to take ‘strategic approach’ to tax

Three finance industry bodies have written to the Chancellor, urging him to take a more strategic approach to setting tax policy

Tax / HMRC loses £1m VAT case against Scottish farmer

HMRC has lost a £1m VAT case on appeal at the Supreme Court against a Scottish farmer over the purchase of farm subsidy entitlements

Tax / Consultations: Aug-Sep 2019

This month's HMRC and Treasury consultations focus on an overhaul of Companies House' business disclosure regime, plans to simplify VAT capital goods scheme, cross-border tax disclosure rules and reduction in employment allowance NICs 2 threshold 

Tax / Tax filing deadlines: Aug - Dec 2019

The key HMRC filing deadlines from A|ugus to December 2019 including deadline for estimated first Making Tax Digital submission falls one calendar month and seven days after end of relevant VAT quarter, forms P46(Car) for quarter ended 5 Jul (where benefits not payrolled) to HMRC and public sector employment intermediary’s quarterly report

Tax / Investors’ relief – how to reduce capital gains tax liability

Stephanie Webber, tax writer at Croner-i, explains how to use capital gains tax (CGT) relief of up to £1m on gains by taking advantage of the reduced tax rate using investors’ relief, effective from April 2019, highlighting potential pitfalls and interplay with entrepreneurs' relief

Tax / Errors on self assessment statements are a 'fiasco'

Some taxpayers face unexpected tax bills due to a technical error with HMRC’s IT system which means that self assessment statements were sent out with the wrong information

Tax / Ingenious film scheme ruled tax avoidance at appeal

HMRC has scored a win at the Upper Tribunal as judges rule that the Ingenious film scheme was tax avoidance with the tax authorities expecting to recoup millions in unpaid taxes

Tax / OTS reviews tax reporting for self employed

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has launched a project to review tax reporting and payment arrangements for self-employed people and buy-to-let landlords

Tax / Q&A: loan charge reporting for EFRBS

Croner Taxwise tax adviser Amaira Bada unpicks the tax and reporting liabilities for a client reporting under the loan charge requirements for an employer financed retirement benefit scheme (EFRBS)

Tax / Number of inheritance tax investigations increases

One in four estates face investigations over their inheritance tax (IHT) payments as HMRC ramps up anti-avoidance activity with probes into £1.3bn worth of tax liability

Tax / Company cars: statutory mileage allowance - part 3

Julie Clift, tax writer at Croner-i, looks at the tax implications when a company reimburses an employee for using their own car on company business, taking into account the latest statutory mileage rates
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