IR35: HMRC launches updated CEST service

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched an updated Check for Employment Status for Tax (CEST) service ahead of the introduction of the IR35 off-payroll working rules for the private sector on 6 April 2020.

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VAT receipts rise to record £133 billion

The amount of VAT collected in the last 12 months has risen to a record £133 billion, with a significant contribution from the retail and wholesale sectors.

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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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IR35: HMRC loses £243,000 tax case

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has lost a case against an IT Consultant that the tax body deemed liable for £243,000 in tax under the IR35 rules.

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A tax guide for SMEs

According to accounting software provider, QuickBooks, over 50 per cent of UK small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners have made a mistake when filing their VAT returns, while just a quarter (25 per cent) feel confident that they have filed their

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How to avoid tax scams this Christmas

Did you know that last year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received almost 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious calls, texts and emails?

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HMRC issues detailed guidance on cryptoassets

On 1 November 2019, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published detailed guidance relating to all taxes regarding the treatment of cryptoasset transactions.

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Business owners hit by flooding granted “immediate relief” from business rates

Business owners hit by recent flooding will have “immediate relief” on their business rates, it has been announced.

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HMRC’s five money-saving tips

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has highlighted five money-saving tips to help boost your finances.

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Government to simplify corporate tax regime for small businesses

The Treasury has today responded to the Office of Tax Simplification’s (OTS) major new report, simplifying tax for smaller businesses.

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HMRC to clamp down on tax avoidance

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is set to clamp down on tax avoidance, after stating that it is “doubling the resources” to tackle those in the avoidance supply chain.

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Calls for HMRC to simplify the UK’s tax system for self-employed and landlords

A Government adviser has said that the UK’s tax system is causing issues for self-employed individuals and private landlords and therefore HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) should consider simplifying it.

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Nine in 10 off-payroll workers incorrectly paying tax, says HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published new guidance on changes to off-payroll working rules coming into effect in the private sector next year.

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IR35: BBC Presenter loses appeal over £400,000 tax bill

Television presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost an appeal at the Upper Tribunal over her tax status at the BBC.

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Time to think about tax returns, says HMRC

Is it that time of the year already? Today, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that they have just 100 days to go until the 31 January tax return deadline.

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