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In light of the influx of government support measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC is in the process of issuing notices to self assessment taxpayers, reminding them to ensure that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return. This year, in addition to the regular self assessment disclosures, taxpayers will also have to declar ...

With effect from 1 April 2021 there have been significant changes to the capital allowances available to businesses within the scope of corporation tax. The new super-deduction gives businesses investing in qualifying equipment a much higher tax deduction in the tax year of purchase. Under the new rules, investments in plant and machinery can now qualify for:- A ‘super dedu ...

Our Budget Summary provides an overview of the key announcements arising from the Chancellor’s speech. Download Autumn Budget Report PDF Additionally, throughout the Summary you will find informative comments to help you assess the effect that the proposed changes may have on you personally. Don’t forget, we can help to ensure that your accounts are accurate and fully compli ...

From April this year, new rules were introduced to the private sector, similar to those used for the IR35 Public sector reform in 2017. It is now the responsibility of all public sector businesses and medium or large-sized businesses in the private sector, to decide the employment status of their workers. These are very technically complex rules with a lot of potential permutat ...

After leaving the EU, the UK has lost the benefit of being a part of the EU Interest and Royalties Directive, where withholding taxes were removed on interest and royalty payments between EU member states. Companies resident in EU member states who receive interest and royalty payments from the UK may no longer benefit from withholding tax exemptions. The UK's ability to withh ...

The UK government has confirmed that its plastic packaging tax (PPT) will come into force on 1 April 2022. The PPT will be charged at a rate of £200 per metric ton of chargeable plastic packaging components of a single specification. It will apply to plastic packaging components manufactured in or imported into the UK. Plastics covered by the tax include bioplastics, includi ...

Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have less than a month left to join online and pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme, HMRC has warned. The online portal for the new payment scheme will close on 21 June 2021. Over half a million businesses deferred £34 billion in VAT payments due between March and June 2020 under the VAT Payment D ...

The UK government has unveiled a £20 million Brexit support package to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with changes to customs and tax rules when trading with the EU. The SME Brexit Support Fund aims to help businesses prepare for the implementation of further import controls which come into force later this year. Businesses who trade only with the EU and are t ...

HMRC has issued the latest Employer Bulletin. This issue includes articles on a number of areas including: guidance for employers on reporting PAYE information in real time when payments are made early at Christmas electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend Ultra Low Emission Vehicle High Income Child Benefit Charge deadline 31 January Tax-Free Childcare payments up ...

HMRC has issued a warning to taxpayers regarding the latest tax refund scams. These scams are targeting individuals via email and SMS messages. HMRC is currently processing genuine tax refunds for the 2017/18 tax year and the fraudsters are sending scam messages which claim that taxpayers are entitled to a rebate. These messages go on to request that they provide their personal ...