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?
HMRC has outlined a change in VAT policy to the treatment of dwellings that have been formed from either the construction of new buildings, or from the conversion of non-residential buildings
Let us hope that valuable asset protection vehicles are not made prohibitively burdensome or abolished in the desire to “simplify” IHT
Freelancers and micro-businesses still need more information about the government’s plans to make tax digital
The government is pressing ahead with changes to the way it taxes individuals with a foreign domicile