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Record number of Self-Assessment tax returns filed by the deadline

Feb 04, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that a total of 93.68 per cent of Self-Assessment tax returns were filed by the deadline. This equated to a record number of 11.5 million taxpayers submitting their 2017/18 tax returns by 11:59 pm ...

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Services sector exports record numbers, report shows

Jan 28, 2019

The UK services sector has experienced a record year, increasing exports to regions all around the world. The report, published by the Department for International Trade (DIT), shows that services exports grew the most to the Americas, rising by 2.6 per ...

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Businesses reminded to take steps to prepare for upcoming payroll changes

Jan 24, 2019

Business owners in the UK are being reminded to take sufficient measures to prepare their businesses for the upcoming changes to legislation regarding payroll, which will come into force on the 6 April 2019. The changes to the legislation are being ...

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HMRC wrongly issue fines before the self-assessment deadline

Jan 21, 2019

It has been revealed that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has wrongly issued millions of fines to taxpayers, just weeks before the self-assessment deadline on the 31st January. Currently, 11.5 million workers are calculating their tax to ensure they submit ...

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HMRC crackdown on online tax evasion in the UK

Jan 15, 2019

The Joint and Several Liability (JSL) notices, were introduced in 2016 to protect British businesses from being undercut by overseas sellers committing VAT evasion. Since then, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been able to crackdown on online tax evasion in ...

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Businesses to be named and shamed under proposed new late payment system

Jan 10, 2019

A newly proposed traffic light system could be used to put a spotlight on businesses with track records of late payments. Paul Uppal, the Small Business Commissioner, has suggested the system be put in place in order to protect smaller suppliers ...

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New Government service has helped 200,000 start-up businesses

Jan 07, 2019

Since the Streamlined Company Registration Service was launched last year, more than 200,000 start-ups have used the service. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Companies House collaborated and set up the Government led service to allow start-ups to jointly register their ...

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HMRC issue reminder over Self-Assessment tax returns

Jan 03, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have issued a reminder that taxpayers have less than a month left to complete and submit their Self-Assessment tax returns. Ahead of the deadline on 31 January, there are still over 5.5 million returns left to ...

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UK retail figures jump in November following sales boost

Dec 20, 2018

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that retail sales have increased at a much faster rate than anticipated. The sales figures rose 1.4 per cent from October, despite economists' forecasts of about a 0.3 per ...

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Capital gains tax payment rules warning to residential property owners

Dec 13, 2018

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has issued a warning to residential property owners, about the need to carefully consider the timing of any sale or gift of their property in future. The warning comes as from 6 April 2020, it ...

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