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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IR35 – everything you need to know about the off-payroll working regulations

New changes are set to come into force in April 2019 that will affect individuals and contracts that provide personal services through an intermediary for medium-sized and large businesses.

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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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3,000 taxpayers file Self Assessment on Christmas day

More than 3,000 Self Assessment returns were filed on Christmas day, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed.

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HMRC winding up petitions reach four year high

According to the latest official figures, the number of companies that were wound up last year following intervention from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reached the highest level for four years.

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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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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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