Business Tax

Six new taskforces launched by HMRC

HMRC has launched six new taskforces with the aim of recovering up to £23 million from traders who fail to pay the taxes they owe.

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Charities, pasties and caravans: Chancellor makes series of Budget U-turns

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to limit the amount of tax relief on charitable giving, after listening to the concerns of charities.

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Think tank urges for single 30% income tax rate

A new single income tax rate of 30 per cent should replace and abolish eight different taxes, a report by a Government think tank has said.

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Northern Ireland corporation tax cut could 'change economy overnight'

Pressure on the Treasury to allow Northern Ireland the power to set its own rate of corporation tax is mounting, after the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said a lower rate could improve the country's economy 'overnight'.

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Small businesses struggling with ineffective infrastructure

Rising energy costs and access to effective telecommunications, including broadband and mobile phone reception, have topped the polls as some of the most important infrastructure issues for small businesses, new research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has found.

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Tax tests for contractors criticised

HMRC has come under fire over the release of new guidance for contractors and freelancers on the complex tax legislation IR35.

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HMRC campaign deadlines approach for electricians and online traders

The deadlines for HMRC's latest tax campaigns for electricians and online traders are approaching.

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New mobile apps to help small firms with record keeping

New mobile apps that will allow small businesses access to simple record keeping accounts on the go are to be produced by commercial software houses, following consultation with HMRC.

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Mixed reactions to Northern Ireland enterprise zone

Proposals for an extended enterprise zone covering the whole of Northern Ireland have been criticised by Northern Ireland's finance minister Sammy Wilson.

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Government criticised over Finance Bill 2012

The Government has been criticised for its 686 page Finance Bill, the longest published on record, after Chancellor George Osborne pledged to create a 'fairer, more efficient and simpler tax system' in this year's Budget.

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