HMRC

HMRC Talking Points sessions – June and July 2018

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Please find further details of future scheduled online meetings below: How we tax waste is changing. Those previously not liable to Landfill Tax may now be under new legislation: New legislation introduced with effect from April 2018 has fundamentally changed the scope of the

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HMRC issues advisory fuel rates for company car users

HMRC has published the latest advisory fuel rates (AFR) for company car users, effective from 1 June 2018. The new rates reflect the rise in fuel prices for higher emission cars. The new rates have slightly increased on the previous quarter rates, for petrol cars with engine of 1400cc or more and diesel cars with an engine size less than

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HMRC guidance updated: Criminal facilitation of tax evasion

HMRC have updated guidance on the corporate offence of failing to prevent tax evasion to include information about self-reporting a company or partnership. Corporate offences for failing to prevent criminal facilitation of tax evasion explains the laws introduced to encourage businesses to prevent their representatives helping clients evade tax and how the corporate offences work. The guidance and offences took

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HMRC opens consultation on reforming off-payroll working in the private sector

Controversial proposals for reforming the tax rules for those working for private sector businesses through intermediaries such as personal service companies (PSCs) have been published for consultation. The new rules could affect many thousands of people working through intermediaries such as PSCs, as well as the companies that engage them. The original off-payroll working rules (known as IR35) were introduced

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IR35: Contractor wins battle against HMRC

A contractor working for the government through an agency has won his First-Tier Tribunal case against HMRC, raising new questions over the government’s own understanding and policing of the rules. Jensal Software Limited v Revenue & Customs considered the working arrangement  in which Ian Wells provided business analyst services through a personal service company (Jensal Software Limited) via an agency

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Employers caught out by National Minimum Wage rules

HMRC’s enforcement teams successfully recovered £15.6m for some 200,000 workers not paid the national minimum wage in the year to April. These figures compare with recoveries in the previous year of £10.9m for 98,000 workers. HMRC launched its online complaints service in January 2017, and this has contributed to the 132% increase in the number of complaints received over the

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HMRC warns on tax refund scams

HMRC is calling on people to stay vigilant in the fight against fraudsters who are using email and text messages to scam them out of their savings. The tax authority is currently processing tax refunds after the end of the 2017 to 2018 tax year. However, criminals are taking advantage of this by sending out scam emails and SMS-messages to

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HMRC to delay introduction of new digital services for individuals

HMRC has said its switch in focus to Brexit is the main reason why it is to delay plans to introduce more digital services for individuals. HMRC has admitted it was ‘overly ambitious’ about the number of individuals who would stop contacting the department by phone and post after it introduced digital channels.  At the same time, HMRC has been

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HMRC Talking Points sessions – April and May 2018

HMRC’s regular Talking Points meetings provide ongoing information, guidance and tips, helping you to understand tax issues. Please find further details of future scheduled online meetings below: The role of HMRC as a creditor in voluntary arrangements: This webinar will provide a brief introduction to voluntary arrangements, both corporate and individual and HMRC’s policy as a creditor, to either support or reject proposals

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