Tag Archives: HMRC News

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 […]

CBILS applications predicted to rise

CBILS applications predicted to rise

The experts have predicted a rise in the number of CBILS applications. The government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) supports small businesses that have lost capital due to covid-19 outbreak. The finance lender MarketFinance recently surveyed 5,000 UK companies, employers with a minimum turnover of £250,000. The lender conducted the study in November 2020 […]

Extension of CJRS: Furlough scheme changed for new lockdown

Extension of CJRS Furlough scheme changed for new lockdown UPDATE

Treasury has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) until December, with furloughed employees set to receive 80% of their salary for hours not worked and businesses asked only to cover national insurance and employer pension contributions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown for England on 31 October. The […]

Chancellor enhanced financial support for businesses affected by COVID

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Chancellor announced increases in financial support for businesses yesterday to support businesses affected by COVID restrictions. Sunak highlighted that the current three-tier approach to introducing lockdown measures was ‘the right way to control the spread of the virus’. However, he acknowledged that ‘even businesses which remain open face profound economic uncertainty.’ So far, enhanced support […]

Airbnb landlords may be investigated by HMRC

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Online lettings firm Airbnb agreed to provide HMRC with details of its hosts’ income, which may increase tax investigations. The Grunberg & Co has warned Airbnb landlords that HMRC may be investigating them following the agreement a decision by the short lets platform to share data with HM Revenue & Customs. The Grunberg & Co accountancy […]

Winter Economy Plan: Chancellor announced a new Job Support Scheme

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Rishi Sunak unveils the government’s Winter Economy Plan to protect jobs and support businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) downturn this winter. Chancellor announced new measures today to provide support to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. A new emergency jobs scheme will be introduced to protect jobs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) downturn […]

Job Retention Scheme (CJRS): MPs urged Chancellor for extension

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has played an immense role in protecting jobs since the start of the pandemic. Therefore, MPs have pushed Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to help avoid mass redundancies. The CJRS is set to be wound down in October and changes were implemented to […]

Furlough Scheme Claims: HMRC found fraud and errors

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HMRC has revealed that they may have paid almost £3.5 billion in furlough scheme money on fraudulent or wrong claims. That means CJRS payments have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error. The tax authority told MPs on the Public Accounts Committee it estimates that they have awarded 5-10% of furlough cash mistakenly. Latest […]

Kickstart Scheme: Apply for a grant

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The UK government’s £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is now open for employer applications. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the scheme as part of the Plan for Jobs in July Summer Economic Update. The Kickstart Scheme aims to create work placements for young people. Moreover for those who are at risk of becoming unemployed for the long-term. […]