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HMRC opening up a VAT can of mixed supply worms

HMRC opening up a VAT can of mixed supply worms

The phrase ‘opening up a can of worms’ is frequently heard in relation to the wonderful world of tax, and the rules surrounding it.  Unfortunately, opening a can of worms, appears to be exactly what HMRC are planning to do, in their current examination of the rules on...
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...
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...