HMRC suffers defeat in an IR35 case

17 Apr 2019

The presenter of television show Loose Women, Kaye Adams, has become the latest TV personality to win a case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over her employment status.

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Delay in issuing Self-Assessment penalty notifications

20 Mar 2019

While 93.68 per cent of the 11.5 million taxpayers who were required to file their Self-Assessment Tax Returns by midnight on 31 January did so on time, 731,186 missed the deadline. Those who missed the deadline will have to wait longer than in previous years to receive penalty notifications from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). […]

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Many businesses unaware of the criminal offences associated with tax evasion

18 Mar 2019

Three-quarters of businesses are unaware of the corporate criminal offences relating to activity which is seen to facilitate tax evasion.

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Spring Statement 2019

13 Mar 2019

On any other day, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement would have dominated the headlines. However, with the UK’s scheduled withdrawal from the EU just days away, and the Prime Minister’s latest Brexit deal voted down by the Commons just hours earlier, this seemed more like a sideshow than the main event. The little speculation there was [...] Read Full Story

Shakira to face tax fraud accusation in Spanish court

04 Mar 2019

The Colombian singer, Shakira whose estimated wealth is £176 million, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million (€14.5 million).

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Surplus in CGT receipts boosts UK Government’s finances

25 Feb 2019

According to the latest figures released by Office for National Statistics, income from taxes surpassed public spending by £14.9 billion, which has resulted in the Government’s largest January surplus since records began in 1993.

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ICAEW reveal valentine’s tax benefits

11 Feb 2019

It may not be the most romantic reason to propose but with valentine’s day just a few days away the ICAEW are highlighting the tax benefits of getting married or entering a civil partnership.

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Taxpayers treated unfairly by HMRC, says House of Lords report

18 Jan 2019

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has criticised some of the powers granted to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), describing them as disproportionate and lacking effective taxpayer safeguards. The committee’s latest report says that HMRC’s powers are now too broad and the penalties too high, deterring taxpayers from appealing and creating injustice within the […]

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Taxpayers offered online tool to assess their self-assessment requirement

18 Jan 2019

It should seem obvious whether an individual must submit a self-assessment tax return annually. Yet, each year, thousands of people find themselves brought into the regime unwittingly. To help taxpayers prepare their affairs accordingly, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is offering a free online tool to help people find out whether they need to submit […]

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Tax rates rise twice as fast in the UK than the international average

18 Jan 2019

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UK tax revenue as a percentage of GDP rose to 33.3 per cent in 2017. This was up from 32.7 per cent in the previous year and was more than double the average rate of increase for nations covered by the OECD’s research. Of the […]

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