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17-04-2019
Tenth anniversary of first Debt Relief Order

Tenth anniversary of first Debt Relief Order

Debt Relief Orders (DROs) were first introduced in April 2009. The DROs assist people who have small ... read more

16-04-2019
Estate Agents targeted

Estate Agents targeted

HMRC has launched an unannounced crackdown on money laundering regulation non-compliance by estate ... read more

16-04-2019
Job related expenses you can claim against your tax

Job related expenses you can claim against your tax

If you are an employee and use your own money to buy things that you need for your job, you may be able ... read more

16-04-2019
Welsh Income Tax takes effect

Welsh Income Tax takes effect

The start of the 2019-20 tax year marked a fundamental change to the way Income Tax is calculated for ... read more

16-04-2019
Let Property Disclosure Campaign

Let Property Disclosure Campaign

The Let Property Campaign provides landlords who have undeclared income from residential property ... read more

16-04-2019
Outline of special rules for use of vouchers and credit tokens

Outline of special rules for use of vouchers and credit tokens

HMRC’s Employment Income Manual is clear that there are special rules when an employee receives ... read more

16-04-2019
What is domicile?

What is domicile?

Domicile is a general legal concept which in basic terms is taken to mean the country where you ... read more

16-04-2019
The VAT concept of business

The VAT concept of business

The VAT system is policed by HMRC and there can be heavy penalties for breaches of the ... read more

15-04-2019
New guidance on the impact of Brexit on workplaces

New guidance on the impact of Brexit on workplaces

Acas has published new general guidance to assist employers and employees in understanding the impact ... read more

11-04-2019
Right to work checks for EU nationals after Brexit

Right to work checks for EU nationals after Brexit

The government has published new guidance which confirms that, once the UK leaves the EU and whether this ... read more

11-04-2019
Capital expenditure for property businesses

Capital expenditure for property businesses

There are different rules which apply to different types of capital expenditure for a property business. ... read more

10-04-2019
Dormant assets scheme expanded

Dormant assets scheme expanded

Under the current scheme, banks and building societies transfer the money held in dormant accounts to a ... read more

10-04-2019
Latest advice from government if we leave the EU

Latest advice from government if we leave the EU

Although the EU have now extended the deadline to agree the withdrawal agreement - to 31 October 2019 - ... read more

10-04-2019
Child Benefit Tax Charge

Child Benefit Tax Charge

The High Income Child Benefit charge applies to taxpayers whose income exceeds £50,000 in a tax year and ... read more

10-04-2019
Late filing penalty notices delayed

Late filing penalty notices delayed

In an agent update published earlier this year HMRC wrote that as part of EU Exit contingency planning, a ... read more

10-04-2019
Corporation Tax loss relief for losses carried forward

Corporation Tax loss relief for losses carried forward

Corporation Tax relief may be available where your company or organisation makes a trading loss. The loss ... read more

10-04-2019
The meaning of trade for tax purposes

The meaning of trade for tax purposes

Interestingly, there is no statutory definition of ‘trade’. The only statutory reference to the term ... read more

10-04-2019
VAT Fuel Scale Charges

VAT Fuel Scale Charges

The new VAT road fuel scale charges have been published. The changes amend the VAT scale charges for ... read more

03-04-2019
Getting tax relief sooner for charitable donations

Getting tax relief sooner for charitable donations

If you are a higher rate or additional rate taxpayer, you are eligible to claim relief on the difference ... read more

03-04-2019
Early birds get time to pay

Early birds get time to pay

The 2018-19 tax year ended on 5 April 2019 and the new 2019-20 tax year started on 6 April 2019. Many ... read more

03-04-2019
When do you have to register to submit a tax return?

When do you have to register to submit a tax return?

There are a number of reasons why you may need to register with HMRC to submit a tax return. This ... read more

03-04-2019
Minimum wage increases come into effect

Minimum wage increases come into effect

The new National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) rates came into effect on 1 April ... read more

03-04-2019
Air Passenger Duty changes

Air Passenger Duty changes

Air Passenger Duty (APD) is a departure tax levied on most air travel. Each geographical band has two ... read more

03-04-2019
Carry forward of unused pensions allowance

Carry forward of unused pensions allowance

The annual allowance for tax relief on pensions has been fixed at the current level of £40,000 since 6 ... read more