Business Tax

Business and personal tax changes introduced

As well as changes to the rules governing employers and businesses, this April's common commencement date also introduces some amendments to the tax system.

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Important changes to the tax system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers that a number of important new measures are due to come into effect in April.

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Small businesses could fail to 'qualify' for Scotland’s rate relief

From 1 April 2009, the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme will allow businesses with premises worth up to £8,000 to pay no rates at all.

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Tax breaks would help tackle the recession, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to introduce tax reliefs for businesses in the forthcoming Budget.

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Recession tax relief measures could 'discriminate' against some businesses

Unincorporated businesses could miss out on a tax relief scheme introduced by the Chancellor in the pre-Budget Report.

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Small employers urged to claim £75 online filing bonus

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

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Government should 'scrap' double business rates hit

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

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Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

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Budget must 'address' small business confidence

The 2009 Budget, which will be delivered on 22 April, must focus on improving business confidence, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Tax return mistakes get new penalty system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that a new penalty regime for tax errors is due to come into effect soon.

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