Business Tax

Employers get reminder of move to online filing

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sending out letters to employers over the next few weeks alerting them to significant changes to the way that employer annual returns are to be filed.

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Worries over business survivals if tax payment scheme closes

A significant number of businesses could face severe financial trouble were the government’s time to pay scheme to be wound up.

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More tax rises and spending cuts needed to repair UK finances

Greater efforts will be required to reduce public borrowing than those promised by measures set out in the pre-Budget Report, a leading think tank has argued.

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Self-employed could face exaggerated tax bills

Self-employed business owners could end up with inflated tax bills, it has been claimed.

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Small firms regard business tax system as 'unfair'

Smaller businesses view the current tax system as unfair and want it simplified.

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Revenue offers guidance on incorrect tax codes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has responded to worries that a proportion of the new tax codes that are currently being issued may be incorrect.

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Tax date likely to see increase in deferred payment requests

The government’s scheme to help businesses that are struggling to pay their tax bills could see a rise in requests to delay payments as the self-assessment date approaches.

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Businesses still deferring tax payments

A scheme designed to provide firms facing short-term financial problems with more time to pay their tax bills is still attracting applications.

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Consultation begins on broadband tax

Plans for a proposed new levy aimed at raising funds to boost the UK’s broadband network have gone out to consultation.

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Clampdown promised on minimum wage evasion

A new HM Revenue and Customs team has been set up to tackle the problem of employers who breach the rules on the national minimum wage.

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