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Builders’ VAT rules delayed for a year

The government have decided to delay the start of the proposed VAT reverse charge for supplies by sub-contractors in the construction sector.

Get ready for the "off-payroll" working rules

Where large or medium-sized organisations are paying workers via personal service companies or agencies they will need to operate new procedures from 6 April 2020.

Radio presenter wins IR35 personal service company case

The extension of the “off-payroll” working rules to the private sector mentioned above is planned for April 2020 but in the meantime tax tribunal decisions are still being decided against HMRC.

Ttime for an electric company car?

The government has announced that there will be a zero P11d benefit for the drivers of electric cars from 2020/21.

Don’t forget there may be tax to pay on your dividends in January

The rules for taxing dividends changed radically from 6 April 2016 with the removal of the 10% notional tax credit and the introduction of new rates of tax on dividends.

Diary of main tax events

October/November 2019

Company officers jointly and severally liable for VAT penalty

The decision in a recent tax tribunal case reminds us that directors and other company officers may be personally liable for VAT penalties of their company. The recent case involved a penalty for late registration for VAT where the threshold had been exceeded.

Diary of main tax events

September/October 2019

Government u-turn on pension tax for doctors and others?

In earlier newsletters we reported that hospital doctors and GPs were lobbying the government to amend the pension tax rules as the current system of restricting tax relief on pension contributions means many doctors paying almost all of the extra salary back in tax if they take on additional responsibilities or work additional shifts.

No VAT penalty if you missed the first quarterly MTD deadline

If you pay your VAT quarterly by direct debit the sign-up window has closed for the 7 August (30 June quarter) submission. Do not worry as HMRC have announced that you will not be penalised this time so you may file the old way and come back when the direct debit has been collected to sign up in time to file the next return.

When is a van not a van?

HMRC are being urged to provide clarity and consistency on the tax treatment of commercial vehicles such as VW Kombi Vans marketed as goods vehicles. The need for clarity follows the ruling in an important tax tribunal case involving “vans” provided to employees of Coca Cola.

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