Category Archives: Tax Investigation

Finance Bill 2021: Details Published

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The government has published the details of the Finance Bill 2021 on 11 March 2021. The Bill highlights the important law measures(announced in the recent 2021 Budget) set to come into legislation. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the following measures in his budget speech: an extension of the stamp duty holiday in England a super-deduction capital […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday extended

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak confirmed the extension of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday in Budget 2021. The government will extend the “temporary increase to the SDLT zero-rate band” for residential property in England and Northern Ireland to 30 June 2021. The zero-rate band will be £250,000 from 1 July 2021 until 30 September 2021. […]

Budget 2021: Major highlights at a glance

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled the contents of his Budget 2021 in the House of Commons on 3rd March. He announced the UK government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. However, the focus on helping business and jobs through the pandemic and supporting the UK’s long-term economic recovery will remain unchanged. Here is a […]

VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme: New online service

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HMRC has announced a new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme for the businesses that deferred VAT payments last year. Businesses can now pay in smaller monthly instalments. HMRC said that If businesses deferred VAT payments due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, they can: pay the […]

Domestic VAT reverse charge updates

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The domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services will come into effect on 1 March 2021, according to HMRC. It was initially scheduled to come into effect from 1 October 2019 but was postponed until October 2020. The VAT reverse charge for construction is an extension of the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS). It applies only […]

Self assessment deadline extended until 28 February

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HMRC has extended the self assessment deadline by a month until 28 February. It is a great relief for the customers struggling due to Coronavirus pandemic. Self Assessment customers will not receive a penalty for filing their online tax return late, HMRC announced on 25 January. Already more than 8.9 million taxpayers have filed their […]

Tariff free trade deal: Brexit

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Just before Christmas, the U.K. and the EU have announced a historic agreement indicating tariff free trade deal. The agreement (termed a “Trade and Co-operation Agreement” (TCA)) meant how they’ll trade with one another after Brexit. TCA agreed between the UK and EU came into force at 11 pm on 31 December 2020. Why did […]

What if you can’t pay your tax bill on time?

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Contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as soon as possible if you have missed your tax bill payment. How you contact HMRC depends on what you need to pay. You have to pay interest if you pay late. You may avoid penalties by contacting HMRC as soon as possible. If you cannot pay because of […]

2,700 tax returns filed on Christmas Day

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HMRC’s new data has shown that 2,700 people used Christmas day to file their tax returns. Many taxpayers chose to send the documents in just after lunchtime on 25 December. The peak time for completing tax returns was between 2 pm to 2.59 pm. More than 200 customers pressed ‘submit’ on their online form in […]

Self Assessment filing deadline: No relaxation

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HMRC has rejected requests from professional bodies (ACCA, CIOT, AAT, ICAEW and ICAS) to relax the Self Assessment filing deadline. HMRC will issue penalty notices as usual to all who file late but will allow more time to appeal. Many members contacted ICAEW in relation to the 31 January self assessment filing deadline. ICAEW wrote […]