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Universities warned that students are vulnerable to tax scams

Sep 30, 2019

With universities across the UK welcoming new and returning students, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning about tax scams. The move has been prompted by fears that fraudsters are using what appear to be legitimate university email addresses, ...

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120,000 businesses failed to meet the Making Tax Digital deadline

Sep 16, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that 1.1 million businesses have now signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD) and so far, 1.2 million VAT returns have been successfully submitted through the service. Figures suggest that 490,000 VAT-registered businesses with ...

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Government to allocate trading numbers to more than 88,000 UK firms ahead of Brexit

Aug 22, 2019

Ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, the Government has announced that it will start automatically enrolling UK firms in the customs system. As a result, this will enable UK businesses to continue to trade with European Union (EU) members after the ...

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HMRC investigates a quarter of estates that pay IHT

Jul 25, 2019

In the 2018 to 2019 tax year, HMRC opened 5,537 inheritance tax (IHT) investigations, which equated to almost a quarter (23 per cent) of the 22,000 estates on which the tax is applicable. IHT is levied at a rate of 40 ...

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HMRC defeated in latest high profile IR35 case

Jul 15, 2019

A radio presenter has become the latest high profile person to win an IR35 tribunal case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The latest case involved Paul Hawksbee, a presenter on Talksport radio, who appealed an IR35 determination over a £140,000 ...

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HMRC issue incorrect CGT allowance to thousands of taxpayers

Jul 01, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has recently issued nearly 350,000 incorrect short tax returns, indicating an error in taxpayers’ capital gains allowance. CGT is payable on the overall gain from the sale of an asset such as a business, second home, ...

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Is your business compliant with the Making Tax Digital rules?

Jun 24, 2019

According to new research, thousands of UK businesses could find themselves under scrutiny from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for failing to follow new rules on keeping digital records. Under the new called Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative, more than one ...

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HMRC refunds £1.8 million child benefit tax penalties

Jun 10, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued £1.8 million in refunds after reviewing cases where families were hit with penalties for failing to register for a charge relating to their child benefits. Thousands of penalties have been cancelled as a result ...

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Workers could be missing out by not checking personal tax accounts

May 16, 2019

According to the latest research from the Post Office, just under half (46 per cent) of workers have never checked their personal tax accounts. In 2015, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) introduced the Personal Tax Account to try and make it ...

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Does HMRC treat all businesses fairly?

May 13, 2019

According to a recent British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) survey, three in five businesses (58 per cent) believe the tax system is “fundamentally unfair”. The figures have revealed that out of 1,000 respondents, 67 per cent said they don’t feel HM ...

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