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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.

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.

Managing tax compliance during the COVID-19 crisis

23 March 2020: to help businesses weather the impact of coronavirus, ICAEW Tax Faculty has put together a Q&A on the basic rules of managing disputes with HMRC when navigating the ramifications of COVID-19.

COVID-19: How to manage HMRC and tax compliance

19 March 2020: we anticipate and hope that HMRC will apply a more relaxed approach in the way it interacts with ordinarily complaint businesses who are facing difficulties as a result of COVID-19. However, an understanding of the basic rules around managing disputes with HMRC will be helpful when navigating the ramifications of COVID-19. The Tax Faculty share questions that may be useful to consider.