THE TAXMAN will be able to charge costs when it wins cases entered into at county courts from April.
HM Revenue & Customs, which was previously unable to recover costs, now has its rights aligned with other creditors, reports the ICAEW Tax Faculty.
The costs are represented on a sliding scale set by the Ministry of Justice, and shown as ‘solicitor’s costs’ on claim forms.
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