Category: Tax

SME tax estimate tool launched

Tax

Counting, the SME banking and accounting app, has added a tax estimate tool to its business current account. For self-employed sole traders, the tool provides a real-time estimate of how much Income Tax and National Insurance is owed under Self-Assessment. For limited companies, the tool provides a real-time estimate...

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HMRC breached privacy rules with voice recordings

Tax

HMRC is deleting voice records of five million taxpayers as the way they were collected broke privacy rules, with the Revenue failing to gain explicit consent from individuals using a voice ID system for telephone enquiries. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said there had been a “significant” breach of...

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“Blue Monday” for small firms

Economy, Tax

The Federation of Small Businesses has deemed today “blue Monday” as new costs and tax reporting requirements kick in for SMEs. While some firms in England will benefit from cuts in business rates, other changes will mean additional costs. These include new rules on accounting under the Making Tax...

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MTD could boost SME revenues

Tax

A new study suggests that Making Tax Digital (MTD) could lead to a boost for revenues and net gains in turnover for small firms. The Productivity Payout: UK Small Businesses and the Digital Economy report, by economic consultancy Volterra Partners and Intuit QuickBooks, suggests that MTD could deliver small businesses a £57bn...

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Landlords still claim billions in tax relief

Economy, Tax

Buy-to-let landlords across the country claimed a record £17.7bn in tax relief last year, despite new fiscal regulations, according to Ludlow Thompson. The estate agent added that even once all of the government’s planned reductions to buy to let tax relief are fully implemented by 2020, landlords will still...

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VAT now 21% of HMRC’s total tax take

Economy, Tax

VAT receipts made up 21% of HMRC’s total tax income in 2017/18, according to UHY Hacker Young – up from 18% in 2008/09. This proves that the Treasury has “become increasingly reliant on VAT as a source of revenue”, the firm stated. “VAT has become a crucial component of...

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HMRC accused of failing small firms

Tax

HMRC should postpone the first stage of Making Tax Digital, according to a parliamentary committee accusing the tax office of not listening to the concerns of Britain’s small business owners. A new report, from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee, into the upcoming switch to online...

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UK tax system remains among G20’s most efficient

Finance, Tax

The UK’s tax system is second only to that of Canada’s among the G20 nations, according to PwC’s Paying Tax report. Kevin Nicholson, UK head of tax at PwC, highlighted changes in working practices, technological advances and the “perceived disparity between the tax treatment of bricks and mortar businesses...

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