Can you beat these bizarre expenses claims?

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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File tax return now to avoid “unnecessary penalties”, says HMRC

With less than one month to go until the Self Assessment deadline, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers of their legal responsibilities.

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Marriage Allowance: Warning as copycat website charges excessive fees to claim free rebate

Experts are warning taxpayers to be aware of the copycat website that appears to be similar to HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) official website, with the firm charging exorbitant fees to claim the Marriage Allowance rebate.

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How much is too much corporation tax?

There are plenty of misconceptions around ‘reducing’ corporation tax. Not to be confused with ‘evading’ tax, reducing tax is perfectly legal and even encouraged.

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Fall in number of arrests for tax evasion

According to industry figures, the number of people arrested in the UK on suspicion of tax evasion has reached the lowest level for five years.

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Final opportunity to register for online self-assessment tax return for 2018/19

Taxpayers who are looking to file their self-assessment tax return online for the 2018/19 tax year need to have registered for an online account on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website before Saturday (5 October).

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HMRC wins IR35 case against BBC presenters

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has won an IR35 tribunal case against three BBC presenters at the High Court, which could have a significant impact on the broadcasting industry.

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Number of non-doms in the UK has fallen to a record low

According to figures published by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the number of people who live in the UK but pay no tax on their offshore income has fallen to a record low.

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Over £1.6 billion in tax owed to HMRC by self-employed

According to the latest industry research, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is currently owed £1.6 billion in late tax payments from self-employed individuals for 2017 and 2018.

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Thousand-year-old coin collection is the earliest form of tax fraud

A thousand-year-old collection of Norman coins has been revealed as the earliest form of tax evasion.

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CIOT urges HMRC to delay VAT reverse charge for the construction industry

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is urging HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to delay the introduction of the VAT reverse charge for the construction industry.

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Thousands of businesses struggling to get to grips with MTD

According to the latest industry research, thousands of businesses are struggling to get to grips with Making Tax Digital (MTD).

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HMRC to investigate cryptocurrency investors over tax payments, report reveals

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) plans to investigate cryptocurrency investors in a bid to crackdown on tax evasion, a report suggests.

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Freeports to “boost investment” in UK after Brexit, say policymakers

The Government will establish 10 new ‘Freeports’ in a bid to boost growth and encourage trade after the UK leaves the EU.

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HMRC collects £122 million in overseas tax following CRS rule change

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collected £122 million in extra tax from overseas assets in the 2018/19 tax year, following the introduction of the new Common Reporting Standard (CRS) tax regime.

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