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Coronavirus: Tax compliance and communicating with HMRC

ICAEW insights, technical guidance and news updates on tax measures affecting UK tax compliance and changes to contacting HMRC during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Extend the SA filing deadline or waive penalties?

3 November 2020: ICAEW is acutely aware of the pressure on member firms as the self assessment filing deadline approaches. The Tax Faculty is seeking members’ views on the options, to inform its discussions with HMRC.

To succeed digital tax systems must work for all

28 October: The digitalisation of tax offers significant potential benefits for taxpayers and agents, as well as administrations, but these will not be achieved without collaboration agree industry experts at the Wyman Symposium.

Self assessment late filing daily penalties waived

12 October 2020: HMRC is recalculating top slicing relief on life insurance policy chargeable event gains for 2018/19 but some taxpayers will need to submit an amendment. An HMRC webinar will provide further information.

COVID-19 support hits HMRC service levels

3 September: The diversion of resources to deliver the government’s coronavirus support schemes had a significant impact on HMRC’s service performance in Q2, with call waiting times reaching close to 12 minutes.

Have your say on UK tax policies

19 June: ICAEW’s Tax Faculty is calling on members to share their views on raising standards in the tax advice market, tackling abuse of tax relief and improving HMRC’s charter.

Businesses need to reinstate VAT direct debits

15 June: The deferral of VAT payments due to coronavirus comes to an end on 30 June and businesses need to take action to reinstate their direct debit mandates, reminds ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.

COVID-19: HMRC extends deadline for appeals

11 May: Taxpayers may have an additional three months to appeal HMRC decisions or penalties where the usual 30-day deadline cannot be met due to the coronavirus pandemic.

HMRC's latest updates for agents

20 April: ICAEW’s Tax Faculty highlights current issues and reminders for agents, including: non-resident landlords, quarterly instalment payments, tax credit renewals, child benefit claims, ATED and the construction industry scheme.

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