HMRC

Furlough (2)

HMRC’s amended guidance on late furlough claims

Nov 23, 2020

On 19 November 2020, the Government amended its guidance to give examples of what is meant by a ‘reasonable excuse’, for submitting furlough claims past the deadline. Claims need submitting within two weeks of the end of the previous calendar month ...

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Eat Out to Help Out

HMRC to investigate Eat Out to Help Out scheme claimants

Nov 19, 2020

Registered users of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme (EOTHO) should check their claims to ensure money has not been paid out incorrectly, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced. The warning comes after the regulator revealed that it would ...

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Allowance

Temporary Annual Investment Allowance extended to January 2022

Nov 12, 2020

The temporary Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) will be extended until 01 January 2022 to “stimulate investment in UK manufacturing”, it has been announced. The measure – which increases the allowance from £200,000 to £1 million - was due to end in ...

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Self Employed

Self-Assessment: HMRC announces new ‘enhanced payment plans’ for self-employed

Oct 06, 2020

From 1 October 2020, individuals who complete Self-Assessment tax returns will now be able to divide their tax bill into monthly instalments, without speaking to an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) adviser first. On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced that ...

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Furlough

Businesses return £215 million furlough payments to the Government

Sep 21, 2020

According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), more than £215 million of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments have been willingly returned to the Government by UK firms, out of £35.4 billion worth of claims up until 16 August. The CJRS, ...

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Wage

National Minimum Wage investigations have drastically increased

Sep 15, 2020

National Minimum Wage investigations by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have increased significantly, according to the latest research. These inspections rose due to modern slavery reports and other controversial probes into UK garment factories. To guarantee that workers are paid correctly, HMRC ...

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MTD

HMRC: Making Tax Digital to be extended to all VAT-registered businesses from 2022

Aug 06, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be extended to all VAT-registered businesses from April 2022. The change forms part of the Government’s digital tax drive, which will eventually see all kinds of tax reported ...

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Chancellor considers online sales tax for e-commerce retail sector

Jul 28, 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is considering the introduction of a new sales tax for the online retail sector in a bid to help the struggling high street compete with the e-commerce sector. The Treasury published a call for evidence last week, ...

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Restaurant (2)

Only a quarter of eligible businesses registered for ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme

Jul 23, 2020

According to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), only a quarter of eligible businesses in the hospitality sector have signed up to the new ‘Eat out to help out scheme’. It is believed that since registration for the ...

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Self Employed

Self-assessment taxpayers can “automatically defer payments on account”, HMRC confirms

Jul 20, 2020

Self-employed taxpayers due to make a payment on account can automatically defer the payment until 31 January 2021, it has been confirmed. The second Self Assessment payment on account for the tax year 2019/20 is usually due at the end of ...

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