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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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Making Tax Digital – HMRC needs you

Making Tax Digital – HMRC needs you

This April will see a stepchange in the development of Making Tax Digital (MTD), as HMRC moves from private to public testing. Some 700 businesses...

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1 in 14 run the risk of a tax penalty

1 in 14 run the risk of a tax penalty

Despite a record 10.8 million people filing their tax returns by midnight on 31 January 2017, including nearly 33,000 who filed online in the last...

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HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital consultation responses: Initial reaction

HMRC publishes Making Tax Digital consultation responses: Initial reaction

Some 3000 responses later, HMRC has published a summary of responses to the representations submitted to the various Making Tax Digital (MTD...

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IR35 and the Public Sector: your questions answered

IR35 and the Public Sector: your questions answered

Under the new rules, the public sector body is required to determine the IR35 status of an engagement.  They are being encouraged – it...

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Treasury Committee raises Making Tax Digital concerns in latest report

Treasury Committee raises Making Tax Digital concerns in latest report

Over the weekend the Treasury Committee released a 48 page report on HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) plans. Whilst broadly supporting the...

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HMRC bringing dog breeders to heel

HMRC bringing dog breeders to heel

During our Tax Investigations Update webinar last March, I warned that HMRC were looking closely at dog breeders. My warning followed the news that...

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Transport of London’s controversial solution to IR35 public sector reform

Transport of London’s controversial solution to IR35 public sector reform

Having spoken to a number of freelancers contracting with half a dozen public sector bodies, it seems civil servants are scratching their heads...

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