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Deferring VAT – HMRC confirms businesses should cancel VAT direct debits

Mar 25, 2020

Following the Government’s announcement that businesses will be able to defer VAT payments for the period from April – June, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has now confirmed that businesses should cancel direct debits for VAT if they want to ...

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IR35 delayed for a year because of coronavirus

Mar 18, 2020

The Government has announced that the IR35 tax reforms which were due to be implemented on 6 April 2020 have been delayed for a year because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The changes to off-payroll working rules, which would see all ...

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Is your business ready for the payroll year-end?

Mar 16, 2020

With the payroll year-end fast approaching, you must ensure that your business is complying with the necessary payroll obligations. In this blog we have outlined some key dates and tasks that need to be completed. The key dates are as follows: 5 April ...

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Everything you need to know about the construction industry scheme VAT reverse charge

Mar 02, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced a 12-month deferral on the domestic reverse charge last year, which will now apply to construction services from 1 October 2020. The reverse charge legislation will place responsibility on the contractor to account for the ...

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Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft’ IR35 landing

Feb 27, 2020

The new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has offered reassurance to contractors that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will ensure a soft landing is in place for the first year following the implementation of the IR35 rules. This means that HMRC will not ...

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Last call on tax returns, says HMRC

Jan 28, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers who have yet to submit their tax return to do so urgently. With less than a week to go until the 31 January 2020 deadline, three million taxpayers have reportedly yet to ...

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VAT receipts rise to record £133 billion

Dec 02, 2019

The amount of VAT collected in the last 12 months has risen to a record £133 billion, with a significant contribution from the retail and wholesale sectors. The latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) indicate that revenue has increased ...

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Fall in number of arrests for tax evasion

Nov 28, 2019

According to industry figures, the number of people arrested in the UK on suspicion of tax evasion has reached the lowest level for five years. The figures obtained by law firm RPC revealed that there were 782 arrests made during 2018/19, ...

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HMRC’s five money-saving tips

Nov 11, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has highlighted five money-saving tips to help boost your finances. First-Time Buyers’ Relief If you are a first-time buyer you can claim First-Time Buyers Relief on your property purchase made on or after 22 November 2017. This means that you ...

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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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