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Off-payroll rules for the private sector

The government has published the draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including the rules for off-payroll working in the private sector.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Digital Services Tax

From April 2020, the government will introduce a new 2% tax on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces which derive value from UK users.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Insolvency hierarchy changes

From 6 April 2020, insolvency legislation will be amended to move HMRC up the creditor hierarchy for the distribution of assets in the event of insolvency.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Private Residence Relief changes

The government published draft legislation for the next Finance Bill including draft clauses on the changes to Private Residence Relief .

Friday, August 2, 2019

Working parents may be eligible for tax-free childcare this summer

The government is reminding working parents that they could ease this summer's childcare costs by using Tax-Free Childcare.

Friday, August 2, 2019

VAT changes may cause construction chaos

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is warning that a major change in the way that VAT is accounted for in the building and construction sector which takes effect later this year may cause chaos.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Wage growth at a high

Data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that UK wage growth increased to 3.6% in the year to May 2019, the highest rate since the financial crisis in 2008.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Updated guidance on spotting HMRC scammers

HMRC has updated their list of examples of websites, emails, letters, text messages, WhatsApp messages and phone calls used by scammers and fraudsters to obtain an individual's personal information.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Tax gap remains low

HMRC has published a report showing that the UK tax gap in 2017/18.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Preparing the workforce for EU Exit

Over two thirds of EU citizens that are currently in the UK are here for work.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

MTD for VAT latest

HMRC is phasing in its landmark Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime, which will ultimately require taxpayers to move to a fully digital tax system.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Employer Bulletin - latest guidance

HMRC has issued the June 2019 edition of the Employer Bulletin.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

New measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time

The government has announced a package of measures to ensure small businesses get paid on time.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Payment on account confusion

Under self assessment taxpayers are required to make payments on account of their tax liabilities.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

UK Investment Support Directory

International investors who wish to set up and expand their operations in the UK can now benefit from an online tool launched by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Consultation on the operation of Insurance Premium Tax

HMRC has launched a consultation to review the extent to which the emerging practices are leading to 'unfair tax outcomes' in the administration and collection of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT).

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Other

Budget Report

Information and links about the budget report

Friday, August 23, 2019

Autumn Statement

Information and links about the autumn statement

Friday, August 23, 2019

Diary

Advisory Fuel Rates

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for month to 5th September 2019

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th September 2019 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd September 2019. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for notifying HMRC of new sources of taxable income or gains or liability to the High Income Child Benefit Charge for 2018/19 if no tax return has been issued

This deadline is relevant to individuals who have not received a self assessment tax return for the year ended 5th April 2019 but who believe they have received income or capital gains which will result in a tax liability. This deadline is also relevant to individuals who are liable to the High Income Child Benefit Charge.

Individuals must notify HMRC of their liability so that a self assessment return can be issued in good time for the submission deadline of 31st January 2020.

If we have already dealt with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Tax and NI due under a 2018/19 PAYE Settlement Agreement

This deadline is relevant for employers who have entered into a PAYE settlement agreement to pay tax and national insurance in respect of benefits in kind for their employees for the year ended 5th April 2019.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for cleared receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2019.

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th October 2019

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2019. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

PAYE quarterly payments are due for small employers for the pay periods 6th July 2019 to 5th October 2019

This deadline is relevant to small employers only. As a small employer with income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions of less than £1,500 a month you are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions on a quarterly basis.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd October 2019. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Deadline for submitting 'paper' 2018/19 self assessment returns

This deadline is relevant to individuals who need to complete a self assessment tax return for 2018/19 and wish to file the return in a 'paper' form. Self assessment returns submitted after this date must be submitted electronically.

Please note that this deadline is not relevant if we are going to submit an online return for you or you are going to deal with the completion of an online return yourself. The deadline for submission of online returns is 31 January 2020.

If we are already dealing with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submission of 2018/19 self assessment returns if you require HMRC to compute your tax liability and/or if tax underpaid is to be collected by adjustment to your 2020/21 PAYE code

This deadline is only relevant for those individuals who complete a 'paper' self assessment tax return and who are employees. Where you have an underpayment you may request that HMRC collect the tax outstanding by making an adjustment to your tax code for the year 2020/21.

Please note that where your return is submitted online then the filing deadline for 'coding out' is 30 December 2019.

If we are already dealing with this matter on your behalf you need take no action.

Deadline for submitting P46(car) for employees whose car/fuel benefits changed during the quarter to 5th October 2019

This deadline is relevant to employers who provide any employees with the use of a car. The form P46 (car) only needs to be completed where a car is first provided or an additional car is provided, or an employee ceases to have the use of a car without replacement. The completion of the form enables HMRC to amend the individual's coding notice to reflect the change in benefit. This notification may be made by completing and printing off the relevant by paper or online forms.

Where one car is merely replaced with another, this may be notified online.

A change in car for car benefits which are being 'payrolled' should not be reported on a P46(car).

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th November 2019

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is 22nd November 2019. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Advisory Fuel Rates

New Advisory Fuel Rates (AFR) for company car users apply from today. The rates can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/advisory-fuel-rates

PAYE, Student loan and CIS deductions are due for the month to 5th December 2019

This deadline is relevant to employers who have made PAYE deductions from their employees' salaries and to contractors who have paid subcontractors under the CIS.

Employers are required to make payment to HMRC of the income tax, national insurance and student loan deductions. Contractors are required to make payment to HMRC of the tax deductions made from subcontractors under the CIS.

Where the payment is made electronically the deadline for receipt of cleared payment is Friday 20th December 2019 unless you are able to arrange a 'Faster Payment' to clear on or by Sunday 22nd December. In year interest will be charged if payment is made late. Penalties also apply.

Online filing deadline for submitting 2018/19 self assessment return if you require HMRC to collect any underpaid tax by making an adjustment to your 2020/21 tax code

This deadline is relevant for those individuals who complete a self assessment tax return online and who are employees. Where you have an underpayment you may request that HMRC collect the tax outstanding by making an adjustment to your tax code for the year 2020/21.