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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.

In this section

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news for the three-week period ending 5 January 2022, including: an increase to late payment interest rates; the Welsh Budget; the Spring Statement date; refunds of VAT for businesses established outside the UK; COVID easements for heritage assets; and updated IHT forms.

Practical guidance, commentary and support on the taxation of business, including: capital allowances, entrepreneurs relief and corporation tax, as well as the taxation of partnerships, the self-employed and charities. 

2022 02 17 Basis Period Reform

This webinar from the Tax Faculty will provide a step by step guide to the new rules and how the timing will work.

HMRC Corporate Finance Manual CFM1000

This HM Revenue and Customs Corporate Finance Manual contains guidance on the corporation tax treatment of corporate finance, including derivative contracts and foreign exchange.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 19 January 2022, including: changes to business rate eligibility for holiday homes; draft guidance for uncertain tax treatments; proposed changes to the disregard rules; and an update on social security coordination with France.

DAC 6: EU tax disclosure

Support and guidance on taxation under the devolved governments of the UK; Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
Practical guidance, commentary and support on employment taxation, including: benefits and expenses, company car tax, national insurance, PAYE and real-time information, and the taxation of intermediaries.
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to international taxation regimes.

Making tax digital

2022 02 17 Basis Period Reform

This webinar from the Tax Faculty will provide a step by step guide to the new rules and how the timing will work.

The tax system in review

The impact of COVID-19 continues to cast a shadow over the UK tax system, says Head of Tax Faculty Frank Haskew as he takes a look back at the previous year and predicts what is in store for the months ahead.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to personal taxation, covering areas including: capital gains tax, income tax, inheritance tax, pensions, residence and domicile, savings and investments and trusts

2022 02 17 Basis Period Reform

This webinar from the Tax Faculty will provide a step by step guide to the new rules and how the timing will work.

Professional standards

Trust Registration Service extension narrowed

28 July: Fewer trusts will be within the scope of the expansion of the Trust Registration Service (TRS) than originally proposed, but the 30-day deadline for new trust registrations and rules granting third-party access to data remain unchanged.

CCAB anti-money laundering guidance

In March 2018, CCAB (The Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies) published Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector. It is aimed at all entities providing audit, accountancy, tax advisory, insolvency or related services such as trust and company services, by way of business.

Engagement letters helpsheet

Technical helpsheet providing sample wordings to help you draft engagement letters for a variety of typical engagements for both corporate and non-corporate clients. Includes full text and supplementary schedules.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the taxation of property in the UK regime, covering areas such as: ATED (annual tax on enveloped dwellings), business rates and stamp duty land tax. 

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 19 January 2022, including: changes to business rate eligibility for holiday homes; draft guidance for uncertain tax treatments; proposed changes to the disregard rules; and an update on social security coordination with France.

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news for the three-week period ending 5 January 2022, including: an increase to late payment interest rates; the Welsh Budget; the Spring Statement date; refunds of VAT for businesses established outside the UK; COVID easements for heritage assets; and updated IHT forms.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to stamp duty land tax in the UK regime. 
Support for agents on the day-to-day practicalities of tax administration with support on HMRC contacts, filing tax returns and making complaints.
Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to tax compliance, as defined by HMRC. Support on appeals and investigations, avoidance, evasion and penalties.

2022 02 17 Basis Period Reform

This webinar from the Tax Faculty will provide a step by step guide to the new rules and how the timing will work.

ICAEW works to support tax reform

TAXguide 21/17: The tax implications of Brexit

Although many of the implications of Brexit are currently unknown, VAT and customs duties are likely to be affected. This guide outlines the potential tax consequences. This guide was updated following the publication on 23 August 2018 of guidance from HMRC as to what will happen if there is no Brexit deal.

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to VAT under the UK tax regime. 

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news for the week ending 12 January 2022, including: an updated process for HMRC’s Employer Helpline; HMRC’s review of input tax recovery for charging electric vehicles; and the cessation of two temporary COVID-related measures.