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Zero-rate of VAT applied to sales of PPE from today

May 01, 2020

The tax on personal protective equipment purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals will be cut from today, it has been announced. According to HM Treasury, PPE, such as face masks and gowns, will be zero-rated for VAT from 01 ...

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IR35: House of Lords committee calls for reform of off-payroll working rules

Apr 30, 2020

A House of Lords committee report that is reviewing the planned changes to the IR35 off-payroll working rules has called for a reform of the rules, stating that there are ‘inherent flaws’ in the legislation. IR35 was intended to be introduced ...

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Businesses who defer VAT payments should continue to file returns as usual, says HMRC

Apr 28, 2020

Businesses who have deferred VAT payments until the end of June 2020 should continue to file Making Tax Digital (MTD) returns as normal, the regulator has confirmed. The guidance comes after the Government announced that all businesses severely affected by Covid-19 ...

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COVID-19 – HMRC relax inheritance tax process

Apr 17, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the inheritance tax (IHT) process to ensure minimal disruption because of the coronavirus pandemic. The changes come as a result of the current lockdown measures and aim to ensure that the IHT ...

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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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