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HMRC plays musical fish

HMRC plays musical fish

The HMRC Music Royalties Team has been writing out to individuals it suspects have not declared all of their music royalty payments.

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A VAT questionnaire for ghosts and moonlighters

A VAT questionnaire for ghosts and moonlighters

HMRCs Hidden Economy Teams (HETs) search for individuals and businesses who illegally evade tax and VAT as 'ghosts' and 'moonlighters...

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What next for Making Tax Digital?

What next for Making Tax Digital?

Last night Jane Ellison, the Minister previously responsible for Making Tax Digital (MTD), lost her Battersea seat in the General Election. What...

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Is it really you making the repayment claim?

Is it really you making the repayment claim?

HMRC appears to have stepped up the number of repayment security checks it undertakes, judging by an influx of letters we have recently seen.

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Play your cards right

Play your cards right

Following the launch of the Card Transaction Campaign last month, HMRC has been writing to businesses, asking them to review the level of income...

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MTD pilot launch update

MTD pilot launch update

HMRC is going to invite unincorporated businesses and landlords to participate in a Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot from 3 April 2017. The...

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Budget 2017 – the headlines

Budget 2017 – the headlines

Spreadsheet Phil delivered a bitter pill to the self-employed in the last ever spring budget today, increasing Class 4 National Insurance...

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Accountants start to receive serial tax avoidance letter from HMRC

Accountants start to receive serial tax avoidance letter from HMRC

We have been receiving a steady flow of telephone calls from accountants who have received the same generic letter from HMRC. The letter alleges...

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Q&A: Resolving disputes with HMRC

Q&A: Resolving disputes with HMRC

Disputes with HMRC officers are almost part of daily life now, driven by a combination of HMRC’s stated policy to maximise revenue and the...

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