HMRC contact information, including telephone numbers, online options and postal addresses, together with tips.
ICAEW’s Tax Faculty provides links to help practitioners find the latest tax rates, allowance and reliefs.
How can we more closely align income tax and NIC, and why is this important?
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ICAEW's Tax Faculty produces TAXguides to provide practical support on technical areas of tax
Off-payroll working: guidance on clients’ off-payroll working obligations when a contractor works through an intermediary such as a personal service company across borders and/or some of the parties (client, contractor, contractor’s personal service company) are non-UK resident and/or the work is not wholly carried out in the UK, how the ‘host employer’ rules in s689 ITEPA 2003 interact, and the impact of double tax treaties.
This guide provides answers to questions asked at the off-payroll working webinar presented by Steve Wade and Kate Upcraft on 23/11/20. It covers changes from April 2021 including the size of clients, overseas clients, employment status and status determination statements, deemed employment income, personal service companies and the contractor, and practitioner support.
In light of upcoming changes to the off-payroll working regime, this guidance from the Tax Faculty outlines how to determine whether a private sector client using contractors through an intermediary is ‘small’.
From April 2020, employers who together with their connected companies have aggregate Class 1 secondary NIC liability of £100,000 or more in the preceding tax year cannot claim employment allowance (EA). EA also becomes de minimis State Aid.
From April 2020, employers who together with their connected companies have aggregate Class 1 secondary NIC liability of £100,000 or more in the preceding tax year will no longer be able to claim employment allowance (EA). EA will also become de minimis State Aid.
David Heaton provides a comprehensive guide to the major changes to the structure of employment arrangements affecting employment intermediaries that were introduced in 2014 and 2015. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.
Features and articles
Clive Fathers, tax partner at Mazars, uses tax data collected in the ICAEW Tax Race over the last 50 years to foreshadow a more digital and sustainable tax landscape.
HMRC has confirmed that the normal process for registering as self-employed has been restored. Taxpayers who could not obtain a national insurance number during the pandemic used a workaround and now need to contact HMRC to arrange collection of Class 2 national insurance contributions.
RTI filing started in April 2013, over 8 years ago now! There were some issues at the start, and, 8 years later, it appears there are still some problems.
ICAEW has identified the need to establish income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax liabilities in a single system as a priority for the Tax Administration Framework Review.
In its latest Employer Bulletin, HMRC confirms that late filing and late payment penalties under PAYE Real Time Information (RTI) will remain ‘risk-assessed’ for 2021/22. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outlines the update and other key reminders from the Bulletin.
HMRC has published new templates for making claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to simplify the process. It is now possible to submit claims using a template within the system for staff without national insurance numbers when grants cover fewer than 100 members of staff.
Anita Monteith explains the importance of HMRC’s call for evidence and creating a tax system fit for the future.
The government has published the National Insurance Contributions Bill, which legislates reliefs for employers of veterans and those operating in Freeports, as well as for the self-employed isolating due to COVID-19. The Bill will also enable upcoming changes to the DOTAS scheme to apply to national insurance avoidance.
Webinars and recordings
This webinar Kate Upcraft will provide an update on the key changes in employment tax for 2021.
In this webinar we unpick the finalised legislation in FA 2020, and HMRC’s latest guidance.
Steve Wade provides guidance on the implementation of the new off-payroll working rules due to come into effect in April 2021.
An overview of the new off-payroll working rules in the private sector from 5 April 2020
The first in our TAXbite series on off-payroll working, this episode gives a general overview of the rules.
Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service
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Chapter containing advice on remuneration strategies and tax planning, written for anyone who advises or runs a family or owner-managed company.
A chapter outlining the pay as you earn (PAYE) system and related national insurance contribution (NIC) procedures.
A chapter on Pay as you earn (PAYE), covering tax issues relating to UK employers and their staff.
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Guide to completing a Self-Assessment tax return for 2017/18, with advice and worked examples covering key aspects of personal taxation in the UK
A short summary of the general principles of PAYE and NIC payments, with a note on quarterly installments.
This chapter explains the principles and procedures of PAYE and NICs, including the penalties for late submission of documents or payments.
A response dated 5 October 2021 to a consultation published by HMT on 30 September 2021, including ICAEW’s Tax Faculty customary pre-Budget letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. It calls for the acceleration of work to build a modern tax system, while urging a “manageable pace” of transition, it cautions against implementing tax changes without consultation, such as the new Health and Social Care Levy.
Pushing through proposals to change basis periods ahead of the expansion of Making Tax Digital will cause as many problems as it solves and would be a backwards step for affected businesses, warns ICAEW in its response to HMRC's consultation on aligning basis periods with the tax year. ICAEW has urged the government not to implement to proposals.
In responding to HMRC's call for evidence on timely payment, ICAEW argues that earlier payment of income and corporation tax should not be considered until the economy has recovered and that earlier payment should not be based on in-year estimates without HMRC first demonstrating that they can be a reliable basis for earlier payment.
In responding to HMRC's consultation on the Tax Administration Framework Review ICAEW argues that the starting point of such tax reform should be significant simplification of the underlying tax rules and that HMRC needs to be given the resources and funding to give it the capacity to take on such a major piece of work.
Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.
Information on free and paid-for software for managing payroll and reporting in real time (RTI) that has been tested and recognised by HMRC.
Guidance on what employer and employee information needs to be included in the Full Payment Submission (FPS) and Employer Payment Summary (EPS).
Comprehensive hub with links to government guidance for employers covering a wide range of practical topics, including registering and starting PAYE and payroll, regular and annual payroll tasks, paying HMRC, expenses and benefits, special types of employee pay, statutory pay and leave.
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