Business Tax

Employers urged to avoid late-filing penalties for annual returns

Firms have been reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that the date for submitting their 2008-09 employer annual returns has passed but that they could still avoid late-filing penalties.

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Capital allowances will 'benefit relatively few' firms

The increase in capital allowances announced in the Budget is unlikely to help large numbers of smaller firms, according to two trade and business organisations.

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Employers reminded of looming annual returns date

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the date for filing their annual employer returns is imminent.

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Taxpayers warned over refund email scams

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent emails promising them a tax rebate.

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Tax Charter clause 'very welcome'

An enabling clause should give taxpayers a greater stake in the planned Tax Charter.

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Small businesses disappointed by Budget, says poll

A survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that many small firms feel the Budget did not offer them the support they need during the recession.

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More tax help for struggling businesses

Businesses that believe they will make a trading loss in the current tax year can ask HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to take the anticipated loss into account as part of any rescheduling of their corporation tax or income tax payments.

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Tax relief for loss-making firms should go 'further'

Once profitable businesses that are now suffering losses as a result of the recession were offered some relief in the Chancellor’s Budget.

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Budget 2009: business tax – help for loss-making firms

The Chancellor has extended a scheme aimed at helping loss-making firms ease their cashflow worries by enabling them to reclaim taxes paid on profits during the last three years.

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Budget 2009: an outline summary

The Chancellor has delivered one of the most important Budgets in years against a backdrop of rising unemployment, soaring government borrowing and quite possibly the hardest hitting recession since the Second World War.

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