UK creative sector receives more than £1.1 billion in tax relief

The UK’s creative industries received more than £1.1 billion in sector-specific tax reliefs in the last year, according to the latest research.

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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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Half of all SMEs make VAT return mistakes

Half of all small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make errors when filing their VAT returns, according to the latest research.

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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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New rules to crack down on ‘phoenix companies’ confirmed for April 2020

Company directors who attempt to “sidestep” their tax liabilities by forcing their company into insolvency will face tougher penalties from next year.

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HMRC investigates a quarter of estates that pay IHT

In the 2018 to 2019 tax year, HMRC opened 5,537 inheritance tax (IHT) investigations, which equated to almost a quarter (23 per cent) of the 22,000 estates on which the tax is applicable.

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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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Everything you need to know about electric company cars and tax

The number of electric cars in Britain recently hit the 200,000 milestone, indicating that the UK is finally coming round to the inevitable idea of an emission-free future.

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