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2020 May bank holiday will be moved to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The government has announced that the date of next year’s early May bank holiday is to move from Monday, 4 ...
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/ Employment Law

HMRC’s complaint handling process

Taxpayers may find themselves in a position where they need to make a complaint to HMRC. Complaints can relate to ...
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/ General

VAT and disaggregation

The artificial separation of businesses is where two or more businesses are split, and each 'separate' entity operates below the ...
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/ Value Added Tax

When does ATED apply?

The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) came into effect from 1 April 2013. The tax applies to certain Non-Natural ...
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/ Duties

Selling the family heirlooms

There are special rules concerning the payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the sale of personal possessions also known ...
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/ Capital Gains Tax

The tax consequences of social events

The cost of a staff party or other annual entertainment is generally allowed as a deduction for tax purposes. If ...
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/ Employment & Payroll

Gifts with strings attached

The majority of gifts made during a person's life are not subject to tax at the time of the gift ...
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/ Inheritance Tax

VAT reverse charge construction industry

A change to the VAT rules first announced at Budget 2018, will come into effect from 1 October 2019. This ...
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/ Value Added Tax

Cashback schemes and tax

Statement of Practice 4/97 sets out HMRC’s views on the correct treatment for tax purposes of commission, cashbacks and discounts ...
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/ HMRC notices

Employer owned property and sub-letting

In some industries, employers provide accommodation to employees because this is required by the nature of the job. There are ...
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/ Employee Benefits

Free information about companies

A surprising amount of free information about companies is available from Companies House. This is in line with the government’s ...
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Genuine HMRC messages

HMRC has issued an updated version of their online guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts ...
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/ General