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Collected Unpaid Tax For 2018/19 Through Your PAYE Coding

Under certain circumstances, it is possible to arrange the collection of unpaid tax through your PAYE coding rather than making a balancing payment on 31 January. This will depend upon the amount outstanding and the amount of income taxable under PAYE. There is a further condition that the return is submitted to HMRC online before […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Keep Details Of Your Director’s Loan Account, And Keep It In Credit

In a recent Tax Tribunal case the judge agreed with HMRC that a detailed breakdown of directors loan account transactions is required, including dates. The significance is that where the loan account is overdrawn (debit balance) there may be a possible P11d benefit on the director and also a tax charge on the company. A […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Apply For More Time For MTD Digital Links

For VAT periods starting on or after 1 April 2020 (or 1 October 2020 for deferred businesses) your accounting systems must use digital links for any transfer or exchange of data between software programs, products or applications used as functional compatible software. That is the end of the current 12 month “soft landing” extension. Businesses […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Reduced Rate VAT Eligibility

The key time where the reduced VAT rate becomes useful for most property investors is when they are converting a property from one use to another. For example, a single dwelling is being converted into a multiple dwelling property (a HMO). The complete information can be found in VAT Notice 708 Buildings and Construction which […]

Read more October 14th, 2019

Making Tax Digital Delayed For Landlords

Over the last few months, HMRC has made an announcement that they will not be introducing any additional tax requirements in 2020. This does not mean that the Making Tax Digital changes will not happen. HMRC has been clear that it will. It is merely a matter of a further delay to the implementation for […]

Read more October 9th, 2019

Radio Presenter Wins IR35 Personal Service Company Case

The extension of the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector mentioned in our previous article is planned for April 2020 but in the meantime, tax tribunal decisions are still being decided against HMRC. In a recent case involving a radio presenter working for TalkSport, it was decided that the presenter would not have been […]

Read more October 3rd, 2019

Company Officers Jointly And Severally Liable For VAT Penalty

The decision in a recent tax tribunal case reminds us that directors and other company officers may be personally liable for VAT penalties of their company. The recent case involved a penalty for late registration for VAT where the threshold had been exceeded. Three conditions must be satisfied before the liability for a penalty payable […]

Read more September 16th, 2019

Tax Definitions Of Vans & Cars

When is a van not a van? HMRC are being urged to provide clarity and consistency on the tax treatment of commercial vehicles such as VW Kombi Vans marketed as goods vehicles. The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola. The court […]

Read more September 16th, 2019

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Recent Rulings

In a recent ruling, HMRC has lost a case at the tax tribunal where the higher stamp duty rate was not payable. So what happened? A couple purchased an uninhabitable property so completed the Stamp Duty return on the basis that they would only pay a stamp duty bill of £1,500. However, when HMRC received […]

Read more July 4th, 2019

Are You Ready Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

The first quarterly returns to be submitted to HMRC under the Making Tax Digital regime will be for the quarter ended 30 June 2019. Now is the time to make sure you are fully signed up and your software is activated ready for the submission which will be due by the 7 August 2019. Our […]

Read more June 21st, 2019