Tax / Norton Motorbikes faces £300k tax bill

Classic motorbike brand, Norton, was in the insolvency court this week to try to resolve a dispute with HMRC over a demand for hundreds of thousands in tax

Tax / HMRC penalties hit £816m for late payment

Fines issued by HMRC have surged in value by nearly a third in the past three years, rising significantly faster than the amount of tax collected

Tax / Getting tax out of taxi apps?

The rise of the digital economy is changing the traditional VAT collection landscape with HMRC struggling to extricate tax as providers argue they are providing app services to third parties and many are based offshore. Sean Glancy, indirect taxes partner at UHY Hacker Young, examines the VAT issues

Tax / Off-payroll working rules: IR35 and status determination statements - part 4

David Blumenthal, partner at Clyde & Co explores how the new IR35 rules will affect the private sector, with a close look at employees providing their services to organisations through a personal service company (PSC) and status determination statements (SDS)

Tax / One in eight chance of getting caught flouting NMW

Companies that fail to comply with national minimum wage (NMW) rules face only a one in eight chance of being caught by HMRC, while the detection rate for small businesses is likely to be far lower

Tax / Government launches limited review of IR35 rule changes

The government has launched a four-week review of the changes to IR35 off-payroll working rules scheduled to come into force in April, in the light of mounting criticism about the way they will operate 

Tax / Tax changes to look out for in Budget 2020

Stephen Relf CTA FCA, lead tax writer at Croner-i, casts his expert eye over likely changes to the rules, rates and allowances for taxes for the March Budget

Tax / News Corp wins VAT dispute at Upper Tribunal

HMRC has lost an appeal at the Upper Tribunal over zero rated VAT on digital newspapers with the publishers of The Times arguing that digital versions of its newspapers are not a service

Tax / UK financial services pays record £75.5bn taxes

The UK financial services sector handed over £75.5bn in taxes last year, a shade more than the previous year’s record total, but corporation tax receipts have declined for the first time in five years, according to a report published by the City of London Corporation

Tax / Budget set for 11 March

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced that the first post-Brexit Budget will take place on Wednesday 11 March 2020, and will focus on ‘delivering world-class public services and leveling up the whole country’

Tax / Q&A: annual investment allowance (AIA)

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, Vivienne Cheung examines how to calculate the amount of annual investment allowance (AIA) a company can claim, under the £1m cap

Tax / Accounting causes stress to micro businesses

Micro businesses spend 10 weeks a year trying to sort out their finances and accounting compliance is one of the most stressful tasks

Tax / Google to repatriate intellectual property tax status to US

Google owner Alphabet has signalled it intends to amend its international tax strategy, in line with the OECD’s proposals to require that profits are taxed in the locations where they are created

Tax / HMRC warns 90k tax returns need clerical review

With the self assessment deadline looming, HMRC has issued a special agent update on the topic to help with last minute technical questions to avoid falling foul of over complex tax code

Tax / 5.4m yet to submit tax returns

The clock is ticking on 5.4m taxpayers who have less than a month to complete their self assessment tax returns by 31 January, with risks of tough penalties for anyone who has breached the high income child benefit charge (HICBC) £50k limit