Tax News

Does Your Business Owe the Tax Man?February 21, 2019

If your business is struggling to meet VAT and other tax payments on time, take advice quickly. The decision by the Government to restore 'Crown...

Does a Director Need to File a Tax Return?February 1, 2019

There is a widespread belief that every UK company director has to file a tax return. Indeed, the Government's own website suggests that being a...

VAT – ‘Pay Now, Appeal Later’ Rule Receives Supreme Court BlessingOctober 24, 2018

Unless they can show that they would suffer hardship as a result, traders who wish to challenge assessments to VAT are first required to pay,...

Failure to Meet Criteria Means Loss Relief DeniedAugust 23, 2018

There are all sorts of things one can do with trading losses under Corporation Tax (CT), but the fall-back position is that losses can be...

Future Intention Leads to Tax ChargeAugust 2, 2018

The additional rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on purchases of 'additional dwellings' such as buy-to-let properties. A recent case dealt with the...

Guesswork Not Enough to Create Tax LiabilityMay 31, 2018

When HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) suspect serious tax evasion, they will normally launch a full-scale tax investigation into the person they suspect. They use many...

Son’s Casual Employment Proves Expensive for DadApril 25, 2018

One area in which problems may not be anticipated is when a family member's status as a 'genuine' employee is disputed by HM Revenue and...

I’ll Scratch Your Back and You Scratch MineMarch 23, 2018

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently carried out research on the 'sharing economy' – by which people share skills, resources, time or property with...

Insufficiency of Funds – Deals Mean Loss of ControlFebruary 22, 2018

Failing to pay taxes due because of insufficiency of funds with which to do so has repeatedly been challenged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

What Has Queen’s Club Got That Others Don’t?January 2, 2018

In an interesting VAT case, the well-known tennis club Queen's Club has been successful in a claim for recovery of the VAT it incurred on...

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