MPs call for business rates cut in 2021 Budget

A total of 45 MPs in England are calling for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut business rates in England from 50 per cent of the market rent to 35 per cent in the 2021 Budget.

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Year-End Tax Planning – why it’s vital to be prepared

The clock is ticking towards the end of the tax year on 5 April 2021 and it is important that you utilise all of the available tax reliefs and allowances before the new tax year in order to minimise your

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Online sales tax proposal for Autumn Budget

The UK Treasury is considering online sales tax for retailers such as Amazon, Asos and Ocado, after a drastic increase in online shopping and the current “uneven system”, has caused many in-store retailers to be at a disadvantage.

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EU exports halt as UK firms encounter extra charges

Due to the new trade rules that came into effect on 1 January 2021, many UK businesses, who export to the EU, have been hit by extra charges, taxes and paperwork. Some have stopped exports to the EU as a

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What to do if you’re rejected for Time to Pay

An estimated 25,000 taxpayers have registered to spread out tax payments this year using the Time to Pay service, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently revealed.

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Self Assessment: thousands spread tax liabilities in response to coronavirus disruption

Thousands of self-employed workers have taken advantage of the Government’s extended Time to Pay scheme ahead of the 31 January Self Assessment deadline, a new report has revealed.

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Self-Assessment: HMRC set to waive fines for late returns due to COVID-19

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is set to waive fines for taxpayers who file their tax returns late, providing that they can prove that the delay was because of COVID-19.

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HMRC warns of tax scams ahead of Self Assessment deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned businesses to watch out for tax scams ahead of the 31 January Self Assessment Deadline.

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Self-Assessment: Taxpayers encouraged to file tax returns now to spread tax bill across the year

Taxpayers are being encouraged to file self-assessment tax returns now to ensure that they can spread their tax bill across 2021 through the ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan service.

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The most common Self Assessment errors, according to HMRC

With less than two months to go until the 31 January Self Assessment deadline, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is calling on taxpayers to get their annual return right the first time around.

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Key Capital Gains Tax changes for Self-Assessment taxpayers to be aware of

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is reminding self-assessment taxpayers of key Capital Gains Tax (CGT) changes that they need to be aware of before 31 January 2021.

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Government set to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030

The Government is set to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, with hybrid vehicles to follow in 2035.

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HMRC urges businesses to act ahead of end of transition period to “avoid disruption”

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to over 250,000 VAT-registered businesses urging them to “act now” ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period.

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ICAEW “questions” pension tax relief proposals

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has raised concerns over proposals to alter the level of tax relief on pensions contributions for low-earners, arguing that any changes could burden businesses.

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HMRC receives almost 55,000 tax relief claims for working from home

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has received 54,800 tax relief claims from individuals for working from home using a new online portal.

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