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Final call for first UK DAC 6 reporting deadline

27 January 2021: The first reports under the UK’s mandatory disclosure regime, based on the EU’s DAC 6, are due on 30 January 2021. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides a reminder of the rules.

What does digitalisation of tax mean for the profession?

27 January 2021: Governments, taxpayers and agents around the world are grappling with how digital technologies will transform tax systems. KPMG’s former Global Head of Tax, Jane McCormick, will delve into the key issues at this year’s Hardman Lecture. Sign up to join the event for free.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 27 January, which includes: Treasury confirms that eligibility criteria for fourth SEISS grant will be announced at the Spring Budget; special edition of HMRC's Employers Bulletin focuses on Brexit transition and HMRC updates its guidance on scams.

HMRC to waive SA late filing penalties for one month

25 January 2021: ICAEW welcomes HMRC’s decision to automatically wave penalties for self assessment tax returns filed late due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move will see no penalties issued for returns filed online up to 28 February 2021.

What would you do if you were Chancellor for a day?

25 January 2021: Have you ever wished you could be Chancellor for a day? Could you sort out the budget deficit in a moment? ICAEW’s Anita Monteith has found the tools online that mean you can give it a go.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 20 January, which includes: HMRC to amend CJRS guidance over annual pay, updates to ICAEW's support on options for self-assessment deadlines, HMRC webinar to help avoid pension scams, and potential VAT implications for Gibraltar post-Brexit.

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.

Deadline approaching for CJRS claimants to request anonymity

19 January 2021: Employers under threat of violence or intimidation as a result of having their names published as a recipient of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme grants, must apply to be removed from the list before its publication on 26 January.

HMRC stands firm on SA late-filing penalties

19 January 2021: HMRC has rejected calls to reconsider automatically waiving late-filing penalties for self assessment tax returns due on 31 January, but confirmed that deadlines missed due to COVID-19 should not result in having to pay a penalty provided an appeal is made.

Spring Budget 2021 not the time for tax changes, says ICAEW

19 January: Given the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the UK’s departure from the EU, Spring Budget 2021 should focus on delivering existing plans and COVID support packages, not announcing short term changes to the tax system, according to ICAEW’s Tax Faculty.

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