MPs call for business rates cut in 2021 Budget

A total of 45 MPs in England are calling for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cut business rates in England from 50 per cent of the market rent to 35 per cent in the 2021 Budget.Continue reading

Online sales tax proposal for Autumn Budget

The UK Treasury is considering online sales tax for retailers such as Amazon, Asos and Ocado, after a drastic increase in online shopping and the current “uneven system”, has caused many in-store retailers to be at a disadvantage.Continue reading

ICAEW “questions” pension tax relief proposals

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has raised concerns over proposals to alter the level of tax relief on pensions contributions for low-earners, arguing that any changes could burden businesses.Continue reading

HMRC: Making Tax Digital to be extended to all VAT-registered businesses from 2022

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be extended to all VAT-registered businesses from April 2022.Continue reading

Government announces new stamp duty rates for non-residents from April 2021

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced new rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for non-residents from 1 April 2021.Continue reading

Chancellor orders review into Capital Gains Tax system

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has commissioned a report into the UK’s Capital Gains Tax (CGT) system, it has been announced.Continue reading

HMRC suffers defeat in an IR35 case

The presenter of television show Loose Women, Kaye Adams, has become the latest TV personality to win a case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) over her employment status.Continue reading

Many businesses unaware of the criminal offences associated with tax evasion

Three-quarters of businesses are unaware of the corporate criminal offences relating to activity which is seen to facilitate tax evasion.Continue reading

Shakira to face tax fraud accusation in Spanish court

The Colombian singer, Shakira whose estimated wealth is £176 million, is being investigated on suspicion of committing six separate counts of tax fraud against the Spanish Treasury totalling more than £12.5 million (€14.5 million).Continue reading

Surplus in CGT receipts boosts UK Government’s finances

According to the latest figures released by Office for National Statistics, income from taxes surpassed public spending by £14.9 billion, which has resulted in the Government’s largest January surplus since records began in 1993.Continue reading

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