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HMRC extends deadline for loan settlement opportunity

HMRC has extended the settlement deadline for contractors who have used disguised remuneration loan schemes by a further 4 months to 30 September. […]

Deliveroo in the spotlight again

The employment status of Deliveroo riders is set to be considered by the High Court with the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) being given the green light for a full judicial review of a ruling by the government’s Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), which had said riders could not be classified as “workers”. […]

Pimlico Plumbers case finally concludes

Last week saw the Pimlico Plumbers employment status case finally conclude with the Supreme Court deciding that a heating engineer was a worker and not self-employed. […]

Arrangements that claim to get users out of the 2019 loan charge

HMRC is aware of a number of arrangements being promoted which claim to enable users to escape the 2019 loan charge. […]

Disguised remuneration: schemes claiming to avoid the new loan charge

HMRC is aware of schemes that claim to avoid the loan charge on disguised remuneration. These schemes don’t work. […]

Avoid penalties for late employment intermediary returns

The latest intermediaries’ quarterly reporting period finished on 5 April 2017. […]

HMRC struggles to cope with tax changes – so what hope is there for the rest of us?

Rarely have I stumbled across a greater untruth than HM Revenue & Customs’ catchy advertising slogan “tax doesn’t have to be taxing”. […]

2017 Budget – Changes to Personal Taxation

On Wednesday 8th March, Philip Hammond delivered his first Budget as chancellor. The following is a summary of changes to Personal Taxation: The main rate of Class 4 National Insurance contributions for the self-employed to [...]

HMRC’s ‘Super-Computer’

According to reports in the Telegraph, HMRC is deploying its “super-computer” which holds data about individuals, and not just about their income.  […]

New penalties for enablers of offshore tax evasion

Accountants, lawyers and other advisors who enable offshore tax evasion face new sanctions from 1st January 2017. […]