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MP challenges Government over “unfair pursuit” of tax avoidance victims

Vale & WestApr 28,2017
Tax

An MP has filed a motion to review the tax treatment of those who HM Revenue & Customs have challenged over the use of an avoidance scheme.

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Making Tax Digital dropped from Finance Bill

Vale & WestApr 27,2017
Kathryn Cutts

Controversial plans to digitise tax returns for businesses and the self-employed called Making Tax Digital (MTD) have been dropped from the Finance Bill 2017 but it is possible they will only be delayed because of the announcement of the snap election in June.

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HMRC criticised over decision to keep IR35 reforms in Finance Bill

Vale & WestApr 27,2017
Tax

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been criticised over its decision to keep IR35 reforms in the Finance Bill 2017 amidst concerns that the new rules “have not been reviewed in detail ahead of the General Election”.

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Making Tax Digital dropped from Finance Bill ahead of General Election

Vale & WestApr 26,2017
Accounting

In a surprise move, the Government’s hotly contested Making Tax Digital (MTD) project has been dropped from Finance Bill 2017 – the last Bill to be debated in the House of Commons prior to the snap General Election.

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Study sheds light on business cyber attack trends

Vale & WestApr 25,2017
Accounting

As many as one in five British businesses have been hit by at least one cyber attack in the last 12 months, a new study has revealed.

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Online sellers could face further crack downs from HMRC

Vale & WestApr 24,2017
Accounting,Economy

Members of Parliament (MPs) have called upon internet selling platforms such as eBay and Amazon to work harder to ensure that regular users are declaring their online income to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

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What company directors need to know about new anti-money laundering rules coming this June

Vale & WestApr 21,2017
Accounting

The Government has warned companies to be aware of important anti-money laundering rule changes coming this summer.

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Almost half of SMEs think Making Tax Digital will overcomplicate tax, study reveals

Vale & WestApr 20,2017
Tax

A new study suggests that almost half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) project will overcomplicate tax.

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Employers cutting it fine in setting up workplace pension, says study

Vale & WestApr 19,2017
Accounting

Almost one in six businesses are applying for a workplace pension after their staging date has passed, according to new research from Aviva.

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IPSE urges contractors to check IR35 status with HMRC

Vale & WestApr 18,2017
Tax

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) is calling upon UK contractors to use the Government’s new IR35 status tool to ensure that they are paying the correct amount of tax. The calls follow important IR35 changes which took effect on 6 April 2017, and now see public sector organisations, such as

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