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 / 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 / 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 / Post Brexit tips on VAT and exports to EU

Kevin Hall, partner at Wright Hassall, examines how to account for VAT on exports and EU VAT obligations from 1 January 2021 after the Brexit transition period ends

Tax / Tax updates 2020 part 2: business

In a round-up of the major business tax stories of the year, we look at non-coronavirus tax news, including SME R&D tax relief cap, IR35 reporting delay, Making Tax Digital (MTD) timetable for corporation tax, carbon emissions review and digital services tax

Tax / Q&A: fitted furniture and reduced-rated building work

In our regular Q&A series, Croner Taxwise senior VAT consultant, Vivienne Scott, answers whether VAT should be charged on fitted furniture in renovated and converted houses

Tax / Government lays out post-Brexit NI VAT and duty details

The government has introduced legislation to Parliament providing clarity for how customs, VAT, and excise duty will be dealt with in Northern Ireland after the end of the Brexit transition period

Tax / HMRC eases deadlines for non-EU VAT refund claims

HMRC has published details of the actions it is taking to enable overseas (not established in the EU) businesses to claim VAT refunds in cases where the necessary paperwork has been delayed because of Covid-19 restrictions

Tax / Call for one-off £260bn wealth tax

The government could raise £260bn to help pay for the costs of the Covid-19 crisis by implementing a one-off wealth tax, according to the findings of a research team of over fifty international experts on tax policy and practice

Tax / UK urged to keep EU topping tourism tax cut

The UK is doing more to help its tourism industry than other European countries, according to study by UHY, as UK tourists pay just 7.8% in tax on a typical daily spend compared to a European average of 11.3%

Tax / MPs want detailed analysis of VAT retail export scheme cancellation

MPs have criticised government plans to end the VAT retail export scheme (RES) at the end of this year, when the UK leaves the EU, saying it has not provided a wide enough analysis of the potential impact on the tourism industry

Tax / Call for reduced charity VAT rate on purchases to cut £800m bill

There are calls for the government to introduce a new special charity VAT rate on purchases, after a study found charities miss out on almost £2bn a year on irrecoverable VAT

Tax / OECD tax revenues fall for the first time in a decade

Tax revenues fell across the OECD for the first time in ten years during 2019, with a much larger decrease expected in as Covid-19 drives down economic activity and consumption tax take