Use of labour providers

    HMRC are writing to businesses who have outsourced both their payroll and their employees to a third party labour provider. The reason for the letter is to notify the business that they believe the third party has not accounted for all of the PAYE and VAT and asks for information and assurances regarding due diligence undertaken.
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    No VAT payable on imports at the border

    The government has announced through guidance issued on 23 August 2018 that if there is a no deal Brexit, businesses importing goods from the EU or from outside the EU will not have to pay import VAT as soon as the goods arrive in the UK.
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    Tax advice: How to calculate the income tax liability for a non-resident client and HMRC to abolish receipt checking for benchmark scale rates

    Our round-up of topical news this month features how to calculate the income tax liability for a non-resident client and we look at the proposals in the 2018/19 Finance Bill which simplify the rules regarding reimbursed expenses incurred by employees working in the UK, with similar simplification for expenses incurred by those working overseas.
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    Response to the off payroll working in the private sector consultation

    Following on from our previous update we have compiled our response to the IR35 consultation (Off payroll working in the private sector, closing date 10 August 2018). We provided our responses based on our experience of dealing with contractors, agencies and end client organisations and looking at what has already taken place in the public sector.
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    GDPR: The claims solution

    GDPR has had a profound impact on communication between our practice clients and Abbey Tax. Increasingly firms are sending information via encryption, which one suspects is creating greater work for both sender and recipient. However, this is an easier way!
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