ANY regular readers of this diary will know just how much TS loves a bargain – and confectionery.
Imagine, then, our delight when those two great joys met as a result of a recent tax tribunal. A Scottish court ruled snowballs, the much-loved marshmallow snack, are sufficiently cake-like to be zero-rated.
As you can imagine, we headed straight to the nearest shop and loaded up on those lovely snowy treats, safe in the knowledge the 20% rate didn’t apply.
We feel a little ill now, though. Why do we never learn?
CIot urges HMRC to consider a delay to the 1 September 2017 introduction of its new corporate offence of failure to prevent the criminal facilitation of tax evasion
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.