July 25, 2019

The government recently published draft legislation for Finance Bill 2019-20, outlining amendments to its Digital Services Tax (DST) plans, alongside further details on the extension of off-payroll working rules to the private sector.

Meanwhile, in a new report, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has put forward a range of recommendations designed to h...

June 27, 2019

HMRC has launched a new consultation on the 'operation of Insurance Premium Tax' (IPT). The consultation aims to review how the scheme can be 'modernised' in order for it to become 'more efficient' for both businesses and HMRC.

Meanwhile, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched a new online tool which allows international investors to sea...

May 31, 2019

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recently called for an overhaul of the current Pay as You Earn (PAYE) system. In a new report, the OTS stated that redesigning the system would 'make it easier for tax agents to view small business data'.

Meanwhile, the government has launched a consultation focusing on Companies House reforms. These include a 'major...

April 25, 2019

Welcome to the May 2019 Newsletter from Certax Accounting

The EU recently granted the UK government a 'flexible extension' of Article 50, pushing so-called 'Brexit Day', the day that the UK officially leaves the bloc, to 31 October 2019. Business groups have urged politicians to 'urgently agree on a way forward'.

Meanwhile, the government's Making Tax Digit...

March 14, 2019

Chancellor delivers Spring Statement amid 'cloud of uncertainty'

Chancellor Philip Hammond's second Spring Statement was delivered against a backdrop of political turmoil, following the voting down of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal deal.

Despite describing the economy as 'remarkably robust', the Chancellor offered a clear warning on the pote...

January 31, 2019

HMRC recently extended its Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT) pilot scheme to all eligible businesses, in order to allow them to prepare for the introduction of the initiative in April.

Meanwhile, experts have urged the government to create a so-called ‘pudding tax’ to help combat excessive sugar consumption in children. Recently-published research h...

December 4, 2018

This month we’re focusing on Capital Allowances tax relief and the opportunities that it can present for members of the Institute in today’s markets, seeking ways to add a competitive edge to their service offering.

As we are fast approaching the financial year end, businesses and individuals could potentially be missing out on tax relief by not claiming...

September 28, 2018

Plans to abolish Class 2 national insurance contributions (NICs) have been scrapped by the government. Class 2 NICs were due to be abolished in April 2019, but the government has now confirmed that they will not be abolished during this Parliament.

Meanwhile, as the Brexit negotiations continue, the government has released additional ‘no deal’ Brexit advis...

August 30, 2018

The government has released the first batch in a series of ‘no deal’ Brexit advisory documents, with the stated aim of helping businesses and individuals to prepare in the event that the UK exits the EU without an agreed deal.

Meanwhile, with the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) drawing ever closer, HMRC has published a new Notice which includes fu...

July 26, 2018

In political terms, the past month has proved to be something of a turbulent one, with the surprise resignation of Brexit Secretary David Davis, shortly followed by the departure of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

As the Brexit deliberations continue, the government has published draft legislation for Finance Bill 2018-19, which implements a number of key...

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