Every year, our tax and VAT advice lines handle over 50,000 calls from our clients. Here, we share a sample of the responses from our award-winning tax and funding experts. There will be new Q&As every week and you can see them first by following us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Personal liability notices - what can be done?

Personal liability notices - what can be done?

The legislation behind this is at Schedule 41 para 22 of the Finance Act 2008. It says that where a penalty is payable by a company for a...

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No equipment no self-employment?

No equipment no self-employment?

While the provision of equipment and having multiple clients can add weight to the argument that a subcontractor is operating in business on their...

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VAT – the Flat Rate Scheme and distance sales

VAT – the Flat Rate Scheme and distance sales

Only sales with a UK place of supply have to be included in the FRS VAT calculation. When selling goods to non-VAT-registered customers in the EU...

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Significance of 26 November 2018 for the 3% SDLT charge

Significance of 26 November 2018 for the 3% SDLT charge

The additional 3% SDLT applies where Conditions A to D of para 3 of FA03 Sch 4ZA are met. Condition D of the legislation is met where the...

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Changes to Patent Box tax relief scheme

Changes to Patent Box tax relief scheme

In July 2016 the Patent Box rules were changed slightly following the BEPS (base erosion and profit shifting) project led by the Organisation for...

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UK companies that do not

UK companies that do not 'belong' in the UK

The place of supply of B2B tax and accountancy type services is where your business client belongs. On the face of it, this is the UK as your...

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IR35 parameters

IR35 parameters

As your client’s role within the business does not include direct interaction with the company’s end clients, I agree the parameters of the IR35...

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Requirement to Correct

Requirement to Correct

HMRC have started writing to a significant number of taxpayers who they believe have offshore income and or gains.

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VAT on construction of a holiday home

VAT on construction of a holiday home

If the new house meets the definition of “designed as a dwelling”, the construction services can be zero-rated in the normal way, irrespective of...

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