Government to relax rule for stamp duty surcharge for exceptional circumstances relating to COVID-19

15 Jun 2020

The Government is relaxing Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge in exceptional circumstances where a property could not be sold due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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HMRC updates tax guidance for waiving income and bonuses and charitable giving

02 Jun 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidance for people choosing to waive their income to support their business or a charity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

28 Apr 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.

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Retail, hospitality and leisure firms set for £10 billion business rates savings

24 Apr 2020

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector are expected to save around £10 billion this tax year through business rates relief, official figures have revealed.

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Chancellor offers reassurance regarding ‘soft landing’ for IR35

27 Feb 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.

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Confusion over tax-free childcare scheme affecting its use

20 Feb 2020

The take-up of the Government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme which was introduced as a replacement to childcare vouchers has been hindered by a lack of understanding around eligibility and the financial benefits of the scheme.

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HMRC: Record 11 million file Self-Assessment tax return before 31 January deadline

05 Feb 2020

According to the latest data from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a record 11.1 million taxpayers filed their tax returns before the deadline on 31 January.

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Rule change to shorten tax deadline for property sellers

30 Jan 2020

Experts are warning that buy-to-let landlords and other property owners are at risk of financial penalties due to an obscure change to tax rules.

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Last call on tax returns, says HMRC

27 Jan 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers who have yet to submit their tax return to do so urgently.

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Can you beat these bizarre expenses claims?

17 Jan 2020

An unsuccessful expenses claim for pet food for a Shih Tzu “guard dog” has been included in HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) annual list of “imaginative and questionable tax claims”.

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