HMRC

Tax / No replacement named as HMRC chief Jon Thompson steps down

The head of the HMRC, Sir Jon Thompson, is due to take up his new job as chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) at the beginning of October but has not been replaced at the tax authority

Tax / HMRC loses sight of argument in Koolmove case

In this First Tier Tribunal case, the appellant Koolmove Ltd appealed against the denial by HMRC of amounts of input VAT claimed for pre-incorporation legal services. Aleem Islan, technical consultation manager at AAT, examines the ruling and the reasons for HMRC’s loss of the case

Tax / VAT Q&A: renovation of an empty dwelling

In our regular VAT Q&A series, Croner Taxwise VAT adviser Tony Chamberlain examines whether reduced rate VAT is chargeable on renovation work on a bungalow which has lain empty for more than two years

Tax / HMRC warns universities to protect students from tax scams

New students starting university this year could be targeted by a fresh wave of tax scams, HMRC has warned

Tax / Wholesalers top HMRC’s £13m deliberate tax defaulters list

HMRC’s latest quarterly list of deliberate tax defaulters is topped by three wholesale suppliers, each of which paid over £1m in penalties for underpaid tax, while fast food outlets, hairdressers, hauliers and grocery shops also feature among the more than one hundred ‘named and shamed’ businesses found to be owing some £13m

Tax / HMRC warning on double NICs' liability if no-deal Brexit

In the event the UK leaves the EU without an agreement, HMRC has warned that the current agreements to avoid double payment of the equivalent of national insurance contributions (NICs) in member states will be voided, affecting seconded employees

Tax / HMRC does not understand small business tax concerns

Small business taxpayers feel that HMRC does not understand their needs and are worried that any mistakes will be perceived as intentional and result in penalties

Tax / Chancellor warned over Treasury insolvency ‘cash grab’

Leading business groups and insolvency experts have written to the Chancellor to warn that plans to prioritise repayments to HMRC over repayments to other creditors in insolvencies ‘will have serious consequences for the UK economy’

Tax / HMRC corrects error in tour operator VAT advice

HMRC has admitted to an error in its information about applying the tour operators margin scheme (TOMS), and has now published a correction and details of how businesses who have paid too much VAT from 1 March 2019 can correct the overpayment

Tax / One in 10 employees do not receive a payslip

Around one in 20 workers report not receiving any holiday entitlement, and almost 10% do not receive a payslip, according to the Resolution Foundation

Tax / Self assessment records used to recover £818m in unpaid council tax

HMRC has released details of data sharing arrangements with local authorities where it is trialling self assessment and tax data exchange to clamp down on council tax debt

Tax / 120,000 businesses miss first MTD for VAT deadline

Some 120,000 businesses have missed the first deadline for filing under the Making Tax Digital regime, and HMRC has sent out ‘TV licence’-style reminders urging them to do so before next month, but will not be taking enforcement action at present

Tax / Ex NAO chief to lead independent review of loan charge

The former head of the National Audit Office (NAO), Sir Amyas Morse, will head up the independent review into the controversial loan charge, which has seen HMRC pitted against taxpayers who used disguised remuneration schemes over the last decade, and is set to report by mid November

Tax / VAT Q&A: property on hand at deregistration

In our regular Q&A, Vivienne Scott, senior VAT consultant at Croner Taxwise, considers the implications of deregistration with property on hand when an owner has invested heavily in refurbishment

Tax / U-turn on start date for construction industry reverse charge VAT

HMRC has bowed to pressure and has announced a one-year delay to 2020 to the introduction of reverse charge VAT in the construction sector, due to be implemented next month, after industry bodies and accounting specialists highlighted concerns about lack of preparation and the impact on businesses
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