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Published: 02 Mar 2022 Update History

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 2 March 2022, including: advisory fuel rates; guidance on notifying uncertain tax treatments; and numbers still to file their self assessment returns.

Latest advisory fuel rates published

HMRC has published the first quarterly advisory fuel rates for 2022. The rates are used by organisations in calculating reimbursements for fuel costs and business travel in company cars. From 1 March, the only change in rates for petrol, diesel and LPG engines is a one penny decrease for LPG engines of 1400 cc or less. The rate for electric vehicles remains unchanged at 5p per mile. Employers can use previous rates for up to one month after the date the new rates apply.

HMRC releases Uncertain Tax Treatments Manual

HMRC has published its Uncertain Tax Treatments by Large Businesses Manual, in advance of the introduction of the notification of uncertain tax treatments regime on 1 April 2022. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has commented on earlier drafts of the manual and will review the final version in due course, liaising with HMRC where appropriate where it considers uncertainties remain concerning how large businesses should apply the regime. If you have any comments on the manual, please send them to taxfac@icaew.com.

1.3m SA taxpayers did not file returns by 28 February

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed that more than one million taxpayers filed their late tax returns in February, but 1.3m are still to file. Read more.

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