HMRC defends ‘confusing’ IR35 changes

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has responded to criticisms over its forthcoming reforms to IR35, which will see public sector companies such as recruitment agencies responsible for determining whether contractors operating through personal service companies (PSCs) are caught by IR35.

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Customer service standards slipping at HMRC, study suggests

Customer satisfaction with the services provided by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is slipping, a new study suggests.

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Business rates due a complete overhaul, say industry bodies

Trade bodies have called for a total rethink on Business Rates following research showing that thousands of businesses could close after April’s revaluation.

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HMRC defends Making Tax Digital timescale at House of Lords

Taxpayers, businesses and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) alike will “learn very quickly” from the Government’s year-long Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot scheme, which will be phased in from April this year.

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Large companies must reveal how quickly they pay suppliers, Government announce

From 06 April 2017, all large companies with a turnover of £36 million or more will be forced to publish twice-yearly payment practice reports.

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SMEs spending too much time on administrative tasks, says study

New research suggests that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are spending an average of more than four hours a week completing administrative and finance-related tasks – and losing approximately £8.72billion every year as a result. The figures come from

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7.4 million taxpayers now using HMRC’s digital personal tax accounts, says study

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has hailed its new personal tax accounts (PTAs) ‘a success’, after data revealed that more 7.4 million taxpayers had signed up for its digital accounts by the end of 2016.

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Crack down on unpaid CGT raises £140m for HMRC

New research suggests that investigations into unpaid Capital Gains Tax (CGT) managed to raise an additional £140million for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over the course of the last financial year.

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Spiralling business rates close four pubs every day

Around four pubs close their doors every day in the face of rising business rates, a new study has revealed.

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Taxpayers waiting longer for HMRC enquiries to close, says study

A new study suggests that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) enquiries are taking longer to close – and that taxpayers had to wait an average of 60 days (or 24 per cent) longer for the Revenue to complete investigations last

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