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Tax administration and compliance

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to the administration of the UK tax regime, covering agents work with HMRC and tax returns, as well as the compliance issues, including appeals and investigations, avoidance, evasion, money laundering and penalties.

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TAXguide 05/20 HMRC digital forms for agents

HMRC has digitalised many of the forms it provides to facilitate transactions, but often these forms are not available to authorised agents. While HMRC is taking steps to rectify this, the Tax Faculty has created this TAXguide to provide a list of links to the digital forms that can be accessed by agents.

HMRC to repay VAT on gaming machines

26 May: HMRC has published guidance outlining how businesses can reclaim overpaid VAT from the historical operation of some gaming machines. In April, the Upper Tribunal dismissed HMRC’s appeal in two long-running VAT cases where claimants argued that to charge standard rate VAT on the operation of specific types of gaming machines was a breach of ‘fiscal neutrality’.


Contact details for those in TAXconnect who can offer advice on FATCA.

Avoiding Making Tax Digital for VAT penalties

The Tax Faculty’s Caroline Miskin provides advice on avoiding Making Tax Digital for VAT penalties, including what to do if things go wrong and HMRC’s so-called light touch approach. Her key advice is: whatever issues you may have with filing a VAT return, pay the VAT by the due date.

SEISS: an update before applications open

11 May: Before the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) portal opens for applications, the Tax Faculty provides some updates and reminders covering: the eligibility checker, reviewing grants and HMRC support options.