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Coronavirus Business Update 3rd April

Coronavirus VAT deferment: Don’t delay

Many UK businesses are at risk of losing out on the coronavirus three month VAT deferment if they do not act immediately. After announcing the easement on 20th March, HMRC has followed up with a warning that direct debit payers must contact their banks to cancel the...
HMRC come a cropper on the ski slopes

HMRC come a cropper on the ski slopes

The upper tribunal, which is essentially the tax Court of Appeal, has ruled that lift passes sold at an indoor ski centre should be subject to 5% VAT. Overturning the first-tier tribunal decision from 2018. The decision highlights one of the most worrying aspects of...
What Can you claim Income Tax Relief on

What Can you claim Income Tax Relief on

Recent research has revealed that a significant minority of the self-employed have little, or no idea what they can claim for as an expense on their Tax Returns. It’s even worse with PAYE workers, many of whom do not claim for costs or allowances that...
Making Tax Digital Reasonable Excuse Appeal

Making Tax Digital Reasonable Excuse Appeal

MTD (Making Tax Digital) proved very costly for one taxpayer. Discovering that ignoring an HMRC electronic notice to file landed him with £1,300 in late filing penalties. As part of its broader strategy, the tax department has been encouraging taxpayers to switch to...