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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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Making tax digital is live today, yet one million businesses are not registered

Apr 01, 2019

As of today, UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to switch to the new digital tax service to report earnings and calculate VAT owed. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had previously ...

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HMRC reveals MTD registration takes seven working days

Mar 21, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned that registration for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will take up to seven days to complete and will not be a real-time service. In the latest piece of guidance for businesses who need ...

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Government announces consultation for plans to make HMRC a preferential creditor

Mar 07, 2019

The Government has announced details of the first public consultation on its plans to make HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) a secondary preferential creditor for certain tax debts which are paid by employees and customers after the insolvency of a ...

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HMRC takes new measures to toughen stance on debt recovery

Feb 07, 2019

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has toughened its stance on debt recovery, by taking money owed to them directly from hundreds of pay packets during the last financial year. In data obtained via a Freedom of Information request, it was revealed ...

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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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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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