HMRC's new taxation rules for freelancers will mean significant adjustments
HMRC

HMRC's new taxation rules for freelancers will mean significant adjustments

6m Accountancy Age

HMRC's new taxation rules for freelancers will mea...

Navigate the complexities of HMRC's new tax rules for freelancers and partnerships with our in-depth analysis of the upcoming changes for the 2024-25 ...

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Veteran Conservative MP IR35 tenacity ‘welcomed’ by industry
Contracting

Veteran Conservative MP IR35 tenacity ‘welcomed’ by industry

7m Greg Noble

Veteran Conservative MP IR35 tenacity ‘welcomed’ b...

Sir John Redwood is advocating for Jeremy Hunt to include a series of “economical” tax reductions in his November 22 Autumn Statement Read More...

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As resources wear thin, HMRC must turn to digital
HMRC

As resources wear thin, HMRC must turn to digital

8m Helen Thornley

As resources wear thin, HMRC must turn to digital

At the end of September, HMRC announced new restrictions to the Agent Dedicated Line (ADL). Helen Thornley, technical officer at the ATT, breaks down ...

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WATCH: Scepticism growing towards MTD for ITSA
HMRC

WATCH: Scepticism growing towards MTD for ITSA

8m Greg Noble

WATCH: Scepticism growing towards MTD for ITSA

The most recent postponement marks the fifth time that MTD for ITSA has been pushed back from its initial target date of April 2018 Read More...

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AAT: HMRC needs more support and longer-term thinking
HMRC

AAT: HMRC needs more support and longer-term thinking

8m Adam Harper

AAT: HMRC needs more support and longer-term think...

The proportion of telephone adviser attempts handled declined from 77.3% in 2021, to 71.1% - dropping further adrift of HMRC’s target of 85% Read More...

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IR35 double taxation removal could be ‘huge moment’
Contracting

IR35 double taxation removal could be ‘huge moment’

8m Greg Noble

IR35 double taxation removal could be ‘huge moment...

In April 2023, HMRC launched a consultation on the IR35 off-payroll working rules, with the prospect of eradicating the double taxation problem Read M...

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HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella company regulation, experts say
HMRC

HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella company regulation, experts sa...

9m Sam Alberti

HMRC must demonstrate commitment to umbrella compa...

The tax office’s compliance activity has been described as “practically non-existent” Read More...

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HMRC has effectively ‘banned’ outside IR35 contractors amid customer service woes
Contracting

HMRC has effectively ‘banned’ outside IR35 contractors amid customer servic...

9m Greg Noble

HMRC has effectively ‘banned’ outside IR35 contrac...

The tax authority disclosed that it had not hired any contractors outside the scope of the IR35 legislation between 2022 and 2023 Read More...

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HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, expert says
HMRC

HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, expert says

10m Sam Alberti

HMRC scrutiny driving surge in R&D outsourcing, ex...

Many have criticised the pace of change in the UK's R&D regime in recent years Read More...

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Self Assessment threshold change: Solution or problem?
HMRC

Self Assessment threshold change: Solution or problem?

10m David Wright , ATT technical officer

Self Assessment threshold change: Solution or prob...

ATT technical officer, David Wright, considers the implications of HMRC’s decision to remove employees with income between £100,000 and £150,000 from ...

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EXCLUSIVE: HMRC ‘can't rush’ digital transformation amid customer service woes
HMRC

EXCLUSIVE: HMRC ‘can't rush’ digital transformation amid customer service w...

10m Greg Noble

EXCLUSIVE: HMRC ‘can't rush’ digital transformatio...

In an exclusive interview with Accountancy Age, HMRC’s Joanna Rowland says collaboration with industry stakeholders is becoming ‘invaluable’ to the de...

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HMRC ‘suppresses growth’ by avoiding contractors outside IR35 in last year
Contracting

HMRC ‘suppresses growth’ by avoiding contractors outside IR35 in last year

10m Greg Noble

HMRC ‘suppresses growth’ by avoiding contractors o...

HMRC revealed that it had not recruited any contractors outside the scope of the IR35 legislation in the last year Read More...

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HMRC responds to postal concerns with new taskforce
HMRC

HMRC responds to postal concerns with new taskforce

11m Greg Noble

HMRC responds to postal concerns with new taskforc...

Between 2021 and 2022, HMRC responded to 39.5% of postal queries within 15 days, compared to 70.3% between 2019 and 2020, according to a recent Public...

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Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wait times
Accounting Firms

Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wait times

11m Sam Alberti

Telecoms solution to ‘remove the pain’ of HMRC wai...

The tax authority has faced increasing backlash due to dwindling service levels in recent months Read More...

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Collecting customer data the main barrier to HMRC’s Single Customer Accounts, ICAEW says
HMRC

Collecting customer data the main barrier to HMRC’s Single Customer Account...

11m Greg Noble

Collecting customer data the main barrier to HMRC’...

HMRC believes its Single Customer Account (SCA) scheme, which is expected to be in place by 2025, will transform its digital service offering Read Mor...

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HMRC to appeal Gary Lineker IR35 case
HMRC

HMRC to appeal Gary Lineker IR35 case

11m Greg Noble

HMRC to appeal Gary Lineker IR35 case

Lineker won his case against HMRC over a £4.9m tax bill for income he earned from 2013 to 2014 and 2017 to 2018 Read More...

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Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as costs spiral
HMRC

Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as costs spiral

11m Sam Alberti

Government execution of MTD ‘out of control’ as co...

The regime's total cost is now thought to be five times the original forecast Read More...

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HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for three months
HMRC

HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for three months

12m Sam Alberti

HMRC set to close self-assessment helpline for thr...

The closure is intended to reduce the burden on HMRC phone lines and prioritise 'urgent' cases Read More...

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Playing in the sandbox: HMRC's flawed policy pilot
HMRC

Playing in the sandbox: HMRC's flawed policy pilot

12m Helen Thornley

Playing in the sandbox: HMRC's flawed policy pilot

ATT Technical Officer Helen Thornley looks at the latest consultation from HMRC about how to improve the processes of testing of new systems and polic...

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CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust
Brexit & Economy

CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust

12m Sam Alberti

CIOT: Poor HMRC service ‘hammers away’ at trust

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has issued damning comments on HMRC's ongoing challenges with service levels Read More...

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HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accountants
HMRC

HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accountants

1y Sam Alberti

HMRC R&D raid poses “significant risk” to accounta...

HMRC investigations into R&D claims will have risen by 900% in the past four years, research suggests Read More...

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Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for accountants
R&D

Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for accountants

1y Sam Alberti

Pace of R&D change ‘adding complexity’ for account...

The lack of a clear reform roadmap risks erosion of trust in the R&D system, one expert says Read More...

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HMRC says WFH does not affect service levels
HMRC

HMRC says WFH does not affect service levels

1y Greg Noble

HMRC says WFH does not affect service levels

HMRC had the lowest Whitehall department headquarters staff occupancy rates for the week commencing April 17 Read More...

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HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance schemes
HMRC

HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance schemes

1y Sam Alberti

HMRC names and shames two offshore tax avoidance s...

The two Belize-based schemes were "cynically marketed", a HMRC official said Read More...

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Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders
Contracting

Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders

1y Sam Alberti

Market split on harsher treatment for tax avoiders

A new HMRC consultation will assess whether to criminalise the failure to comply with a Stop Notice Read More...

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HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 review
Contracting

HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 review

1y Sam Alberti

HMRC launches ‘potentially game-changing’ IR35 rev...

A review of the controversial issue is long overdue, sources say Read More...

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HMRC helpline has reached ‘critical point’, says ICAEW
HMRC

HMRC helpline has reached ‘critical point’, says ICAEW

1y Greg Noble

HMRC helpline has reached ‘critical point’, says I...

HMRC’s customer service offering is becoming a “real problem” for taxpayers, says Miskin Read More...

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