AMID CONCERNS that the profession may have to go cap-in-hand to partners for extra capital, that succession planning may be impeded and capital reserves could be “decimated”, government guidance on the direction of travel on the taxation of LLPs has been eagerly anticipated.
The date of 17 February was widely mooted as the day such guidance would arrive, and yet here we are on 18 February none the wiser.
One theory doing the rounds is the loud shrieking from professional services has been shrill enough to genuinely affect the consultation – something many had taken to be lip service – while others suggest the government had simply meant the guidance would arrive sometime this week.
Either way, it’s not gone unnoticed, and with the changes due to take effect from April, it can’t be published soon enough.
HMRC intends to extend the date for withdrawal of transitional relief on investment growth from 30 November 2016 to 31 March 2017
The current business rates system is over-complex and reform is needed, but reforms should focus first of all on simplifying the appeals process, particularly for businesses which are subject to business rates exemption
The CIoT has called on the government to rethink its approach to ensuring online sellers pay the correct amount of VAT.
Jane Ellison to serve as 'tax minister' following ministerial responsibilities for public health. David Gauke become chief secretary to the Treasury