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Tax news and insights

Articles, updates and features from ICAEW offering analysis and commentary on how the UK's exit from the EU affects treatment of VAT and other taxes.

Freeports: business needs greater clarity

ICAEW is calling on the government to add much-needed meat on the bones of its post-Brexit freeport strategy, following concerns of a lack of clarity about how freeport areas will work in practice.

Duty-free limits are back for summer 2021

Since 1 January 2021 when the UK left the EU, the benefit of a “booze cruise” has been severely limited. It is no longer possible to simply load up wine purchased from your favourite French vineyard, or indeed a superstore in Calais, and return to the UK without a few extra considerations.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 7 July, which includes: a reminder of the 31 July deadline for tax credit renewals; links to new SIs correcting anomalies in EU-exit VAT legislation; a deadline extension for non-EU businesses making VAT repayment claims; a new online form for companies applying for de-minimis extended loss carry-back claims and confirmation that Northern Ireland business can use the one stop shop union scheme from 1 July.

ICAEW technical round-up: February 2021

24 February 2021: This month’s top technical stories on ICAEW Insights include updates on self assessment penalties, IR35 changes and a major change to the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 3 February, which includes: a restrained Scottish Budget in light of the coronavirus pandemic and HMRC publishes a Brexit edition of its Agent Update with guidance on postponed VAT accounting.

Brexit: what did experts get right?

27 January 2021: At ICAEW’s East of England Summit, a panel of experts discussed what might happen once the transition period ended, with topics ranging from Rules of Origin, Delivered Duty Paid terms and VAT changes.

Brexit and VAT: Registering for the non-union MOSS

20 January: UK businesses that have supplied eligible digital and telecommunication services into the EU since 1 January 2021 have three weeks to apply for the non-union VAT mini one stop shop. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides an overview.

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