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Tax

The Tax area has information and guidance on technical and practical tax matters. There are links to events, the latest tax news and the Tax Faculty’s publications, including helpsheets, webinars and Tax representations.

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Finance (No.3) Bill 2018

The Finance (No.3) Bill was published on Wednesday 7 November 2018. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

The NHS, Brexit and more: TAXtalk Budget 2018

Two days after the 2018 Budget, Frank Haskew and Anita Monteith from the Tax Faculty, were joined by ICAEW's Public Sector Director Ross Campbell to discuss Philip Hammond's announcements.

ICAEW Rep 115/18: Budget Autumn 2018

ICAEW's Tax Faculty has responded to HM Treasury's invitation for comments ahead of the 2018 Budget. The response concludes that there should be no new policy initiatives on tax at this time. Attention should instead be given to enabling taxpayers easily to fulfil their obligations and to understand their entitlements. Coping with HMRC’s digital systems has been made more difficult by the number of policy changes.

TAXguide 18/18: Small business tax issues

In TAXguide 18/18, Rebecca Benneyworth explores the recent tax changes affecting small businesses, and looks at the impact of the more recent changes to dividend taxation and the rate of corporation tax. The full guide can be downloaded by Tax Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers.

The ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference 2018 – part two

The 2018 ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference was chaired by Mary Monfries and Frank Haskew. This article includes commentary from Nigel Holmes (Catax) on R&D tax relief and patent box; John Cassidy (Crowe Clark Whitehill) on HMRC enquiries; and practical points from the Tax Faculty team.

Scottish tax changes for 2018/19

Joanne Walker looks at the income tax aspects of the Scottish Budget for 2018/19, and what they mean for Scottish taxpayers, including the effect on tax rates and liabilities, interactions with the UK tax system and PAYE.

TAXguide 17/18: Partnership tax

In TAXguide 17/18, Andrew Constable answers a selection of the key questions raised by viewers of the Tax Faculty webinar ‘partnership tax’’, broadcast on 8 November 2018.

Taxing termination payments

Sarah Bradford, director at Writetax Ltd, explains the new rules regarding taxing termination payments applying from April 2018. She covers termination awards, post-employment notice pay and statutory redundancy pay among other things.

Tax in the digital economy

The lack of international consensus on taxing the digital economy is creating a vacuum of uncertainty. Wendy Nicholls explains what is on the horizon and how you can deal with the implications.

The ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference 2018 – part two

The 2018 ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference was chaired by Mary Monfries and Frank Haskew. This article includes commentary from Nigel Holmes (Catax) on R&D tax relief and patent box; John Cassidy (Crowe Clark Whitehill) on HMRC enquiries; and practical points from the Tax Faculty team.

MTD Live

Sue Moore and Anita Monteith of the Tax Faculty report on an ICAEW event focusing on software for Making Tax Digital, held on 15 October 2018 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall. It covered MTD-compliant software, a presentation from Xero, MTD for VAT and much more.

Looking ahead to 2019

Frank Haskew, head of the ICAEW Tax Faculty, looks back over the events of 2018 – Making Tax Digital, off-payroll working rules for the private sector, the role of HMRC – and what might happen in post-Brexit Britain in 2019.

TAXguide 18/18: Small business tax issues

In TAXguide 18/18, Rebecca Benneyworth explores the recent tax changes affecting small businesses, and looks at the impact of the more recent changes to dividend taxation and the rate of corporation tax. The full guide can be downloaded by Tax Faculty members and Faculties Online subscribers.

The ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference 2018 – part two

The 2018 ICAEW Tax Faculty Conference was chaired by Mary Monfries and Frank Haskew. This article includes commentary from Nigel Holmes (Catax) on R&D tax relief and patent box; John Cassidy (Crowe Clark Whitehill) on HMRC enquiries; and practical points from the Tax Faculty team.

Professional standards

Professional conduct in relation to taxation (PCRT)

PCRT sets out the principles and standards of behaviour that all members, affiliates and students must follow in their tax work. The latest version came into effect on 1 March 2017 and has now been republished in a new digital format designed to make it easier to navigate than the existing paper version.

ICAEW works to support tax reform

Reforming property taxes for business – what are the options?

Taxing business properties form an important part of the tax base for many countries, but they are often complex and in an increasingly online world can be irrelevant to an organisation’s turnover. The time has come to overhaul business property tax systems and here ICAEW outlines the options.