The Busy Practitioner: Pay up …sooner!

The government has made no secret of its approach that ‘sooner is better’ when it comes to tax receipts into the Exchequer. In particular, legislation is to be introduced (in Finance Act 2019)... Read more

One Month in a Minute: September 2018

PERSONAL TAXATION ATT update on SA filing exclusions and ‘specials’ The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has published an article, to follow up on a ‘Talking Points’ webinar from HMRC in... Read more

Tax Planning for Farm & Land Diversification

The publication of the fifth edition of Tax Planning for Farm & Land Diversification is extremely timely as the farming world approaches the uncertainties of Brexit and pure farming profits continue... Read more

Nothing to lose: HMRC statutory review as an alternative to appeals

With the House of Commons Treasury Sub-Committee looking at the conduct of tax enquiries and resolution of disputes, now is an opportune time to consider how clients can best be protected if they... Read more

August Online Service Updates

What’s new in our plethora of tax online services? Steve Savory summarises the highlights. Read more

The employment status minefield

Employment status is a hot topic with government consultations underway in 2018 on the issues of employment status and IR35 in the private sector. Add this to the changes that were made in IR35 in... Read more

Successor company could only claim trading losses sustained by predecessor’s business after the succession

When a company purchased the share capital of another company in which losses had been incurred, ICTA 1988, s 343(3) provided that the purchasing company was only entitled to set those losses against... Read more

There is no need for an Employment Status

I recently attended an ICAEW Tax Faculty debate on 'Employment Status – what’s the answer'. As I listened to the debate, I began to wonder whether in fact there ought to be an answer. Read more

Changes to simplify the dividend tax process for HMRC could cost small businesses in the long run

Small business owners making the most of the tax-free dividend allowance in the UK have already seen an impact on their savings and the cash available to them, due to a significant reduction that saw... Read more

HMRC Enquiries: meeting up?

A tax return enquiry by HMRC is a possibility for virtually any person who files a return. A common feature of tax return enquiries (especially for business owners) is that HMRC often request a... Read more

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