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Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 3 April 2024, including a webinar on R&D tax relief from HMRC and updated HMRC guidance on when it will contact taxpayers.

HMRC webinar on R&D tax relief

HMRC’s next live webinar on research and development (R&D) tax relief will take place on 9 April. You can register to join the webinar, watch a recording of a previous R&D webinar and see the full list of HMRC’s webinars here.

Genuine HMRC contact: cryptocurrency

From 2 April 2024, Ipsos UK may contact taxpayers by email, letter or phone in order to conduct research on cryptocurrency. In particular, the research aims to understand the behaviours and attitudes of individual owners of cryptoassets and the operation and business models of cryptoasset service providers. For further information, see HMRC’s guidance on genuine HMRC communications.

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