HMRC

Tax / Surrey’s stockbroker belt is UK income tax hotspot

The ‘stockbroker belt’ dominates the ranking of the UK’s top ten towns with the biggest income tax bills, with taxpayers in these areas paying triple the UK average, according to research by UHY Hacker Young

Tax / Self assessment ‘time to pay’ threshold raised to £30,000

HMRC has made it easier for self assessment taxpayers to pay the tax they owe incrementally on a monthly basis, by extending the threshold for ‘time to pay’ applications, as part of efforts to ease financial stresses cause by the pandemic

Tax / Northern Ireland Trade Support Service goes live

The government is urging businesses to sign up to the new free-to-use Trader Support Service with fewer than 100 days until end of Transition period

Tax / Airbnb pays additional £1.8m UK tax

Airbnb UK paid an additional £1.8m in tax last year, following an HMRC investigation into the company’s UK tax arrangements

Tax / EU travel business VAT scheme fuels Brexit uncertainty

With the 31 December Brexit leaving date fast approaching, UK travel operators facing a complex and uncertainty future under the TOMS scheme, including the possibility of registering in all 27 remaining EU states says Sovos Accordance’s Alex Smith

Tax / Loan charge tax deadline in six days, warns LITRG

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning people that they have until Wednesday (30) to meet their loan charge reporting and payment obligations

Tax / VAT refunds to overseas shoppers to go post-Brexit

The Treasury has signalled the government will end VAT refunds on purchases made by overseas visitors on 31 December, when the UK leaves the EU, despite claims from the travel and luxury goods sector that this will harm tourism

Tax / Call for joined up tax reporting deadline extensions

In the wake of the pandemic, businesses have been given extensions for tax filing and company reporting, but there is still confusion between HMRC and Companies House deadlines. Crowe’s corporate tax partner Laurence Field calls for a more joined up approach

Tax / Q&A: class 1 NIC bill from HMRC

In our regular Q&A series from Croner Taxwise, Vanessa Matthews advises how much could be recoverable from an under deducted Class 1 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) bill from HMRC

Tax / Aberdeen bottom of league for NMW compliance

The Scottish oil city of Aberdeen tops the list of places where HMRC conducted the greatest number of investigations into the underpayment of the national minimum wage (NMW) last year, according to Pinsent Masons

Tax / VAT-registered businesses urged to prepare for Brexit trading changes

HMRC has written to all VAT-registered businesses in Great Britain trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world, highlighting what they need to do to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU at the end of this year

Tax / Two arrested on suspicion of £70,000 furlough fraud

An accountant and a company director from east London have been arrested on suspicion of £70,000 furlough fraud following an HMRC investigation

Tax / What does the future hold for payroll after the Covid-19 pandemic?

National Payroll Week this year is an opportunity to recognise the unique challenges faced by all payroll professionals in the form of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), explored by Joanne Harris, technical commercial manager at Parasol

Tax / Preferential creditor change creates headache for rescue remedies

As HMRC regains its position at the front of the creditor queue, Ashford’s Katie Farmer and Amy Gallimore explain the impact on corporate insolvencies, including CVA challenges and cash flow crises

Tax / Expansion of zero-rated VAT for charity digital advertising

HMRC has issued a brief on VAT and digital advertising by charities, which confirms VAT is no longer considered due on the majority of internet search browsing advertisements
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