Government to allocate trading numbers to more than 88,000 UK firms ahead of Brexit

Ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, the Government has announced that it will start automatically enrolling UK firms in the customs system.

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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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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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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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VAT Reverse Charge for building and construction services – What you need to know

In an attempt to tackle fraud in the construction industry, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is be introducing a domestic reverse charge which will take effect from October 2019.

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HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital ‘Mythbusters’ helpsheet

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published a Making Tax Digital (MTD) ‘Mythbusters’ helpsheet to clarify the current situation regarding businesses and MTD.

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UK ‘tax gap’ at record low, figures reveal

The tax gap – the difference between the amount of tax that should be paid and what is actually paid – has shrunk to just 5.6 per cent.

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Making tax digital is live today, yet one million businesses are not registered

As of today, UK based businesses that have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to switch to the new digital tax service to report earnings and calculate VAT owed.

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HMRC reveals MTD registration takes seven working days

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned that registration for Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT will take up to seven days to complete and will not be a real-time service.

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