January 2019

UK uptake of automation higher than European average

Deloitte’s research highlights that almost half of UK workers are already feeling the impact of automation. Forty-four per cent of workers say that some of the tasks they did five years ago have been automated and are now done by robots or software, up from a European average of 38% of workers. Meanwhile, 34% in the UK say that entire

Read more

Read more

Festive fun?

Completing your tax return may not be top of your priorities on Christmas Day, but that didn’t stop 2,616 taxpayers from filing their self assessment returns on 25 December. For some taxpayers completing their return on Christmas Day is as traditional as spending time with family and friends, or waiting for the Boxing Day sales to start. The peak time

Read more

Read more

Self Assessment deadline: less than one month to go

Around 5,542,000 taxpayers have less than a month to complete their Self Assessment tax returns before the 31 January 2019 deadline. More than 11.5 million 2017 to 2018 tax returns are due and HMRC expects the vast majority of taxpayers to complete their returns and pay any tax owed by the end of the month. About 52% of taxpayers have

Read more

Read more

HMRC Agent Update – Issue 70

HMRC’s Agent Update 70 Self-Assessment Special is available now and contains a variety of articles and updates. HMRC have once again brought together the products they have designed especially for tax agents to help you prepare for the 31 January filing date. In this special edition you can read about the new videos to HMRC’s YouTube channel, and find out more

Read more

Read more

Making Tax Digital – Update for Agents

HMRC have produced Issue 1 of their Making Tax Digital (MTD) Update for Agents. Included in the first edition are articles on: The pilot for MTD for VAT being open for Partnerships and users of the Flat Rate Scheme MTD letters being sent to businesses  Other MTD communications which have been produced including the Stakeholder Communications Pack and Agent Update

Read more

Read more

Update from HMRC: Making Tax Digital VAT Service

Following successful completion of testing which has been taking place on the Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT service, HMRC have announced partnerships are now able to voluntarily join the MTD VAT service and begin to test the service ahead of its introduction. HMRC have also updated their guidance to reflect the fact that Flat Rate Scheme users can now join

Read more

Read more