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Tax news

The latest updates on the UK tax system

Tax news in brief

Highlights from the broader tax news week ending 20 January, which includes: HMRC to amend CJRS guidance over annual pay, updates to ICAEW's support on options for self-assessment deadlines, HMRC webinar to help avoid pension scams, and potential VAT implications for Gibraltar post-Brexit.

HMRC stands firm on SA late-filing penalties

19 January 2021: HMRC has rejected calls to reconsider automatically waiving late-filing penalties for self assessment tax returns due on 31 January, but confirmed that deadlines missed due to COVID-19 should not result in having to pay a penalty provided an appeal is made.

 

TAXline: January 2021

In this issue, Frank Haskew shares his thoughts on what happened in 2020, Lindsey Wicks looks at the tax checks that will apply to the renewal of certain licences from 4 April 2022 in England and Wales and Mark McLaughlin highlights a potential pitfall for inheritance tax business property relief purposes.

TAXline: December 2020

In this issue, Bryan Crawford explains why cooperation and planning are fundamental when dealing with fixture sales, Virginie Deflassieux looks at how Brexit will affect the taxation of French holiday homes and Alice Devitt explains why communication is key to the advice delivered by TaxAid and Tax Help for Older People.

TAXline: November 2020

In this issue, Frank Haskew reviews tax opportunities with a focus on VAT reform, Liam Dushynsky outlines the VAT and customs considerations that the UK will face and Gregory Price and Rose Swaffield highlight the key UK tax considerations of current developments in relation to corporate debt in a COVID-19 world.

TAXline: October 2020

In this issue, Paul Aplin examines the future-proofing measures being taken by HMRC, Neil Warren discusses the tax challenges when selling goods on the internet, Mike Dalton explains the charges that could arise from making revisions to leases and Lindsey Wicks looks at the judgement in Payne & Ors v Revenue & Customs [2020] EWCA Civ 889.

 

TAXguide 01/21: Off-payroll working from April 2021

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.

TAXguide 21/20 Employment Tax: round up of 2020/21 and a look ahead

This TAXguide collates a broad range of employment tax changes for 2020/21 and looks ahead to 2021/22. Kate Upcraft provides practical guidance on off-payroll working, national insurance exemptions, the employment allowance, termination payments, student loans, RTI matters, statutory parental bereavement pay (SPBP), and summarises benefits and expenses in the context of COVID-19.

TAXguide 22/20 Accounting for off-payroll working

Off-payroll working rules from April 2021 require private sector end users to determine employment status of contractors who use an intermediary. If there is deemed employment, the intermediary receives payment net of deductions. This builds on legislation for public sector engagers effective from 2017. Existing IR35 rules continue to apply where the end user is small. Rebecca Benneyworth provides guidance on how to account for off-payroll transactions.

Off-payroll working

In this webinar we unpick the finalised legislation in FA 2020, and HMRC’s latest guidance.

Representations

Tax topics for today

Reforming property taxes for business – what are the options?

Taxing business properties form an important part of the tax base for many countries, but they are often complex and in an increasingly online world can be irrelevant to an organisation’s turnover. The time has come to overhaul business property tax systems and here ICAEW outlines the options.