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Making Tax Digital – Simple Assessment

As part of the Making Tax Digital programme, HMRC have announced that, from September 2017, some taxpayers will no longer be required to complete a tax return because HMRC will use data it already holds to calculate how much tax they owe.  

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When is a company van not a van?

The P11d benefit charges on company vans are generally much lower than company cars and where private use of the van is merely incidental to its business use by the employee, then there is no taxable benefit at all. But when is a van not a van?

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Are spouses wages fully deductible?

In a recent tribunal case the judge agreed with HMRC that the amount deducted for a wife's wage should be limited based on the hours spent and the appropriate rate for the work done. 

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R&D Tax Relief: HMRC Accepts Late Claims for Reimbursed Employee Expenses

On 14 August, HMRC announced that it will accept amendments to research and development (“R&D”) tax relief claims to include eligible reimbursed employee expenses as part of qualifying staff costs, if the revised claim is submitted by 31 January 2018.

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Self-assessment filing deadline for paper filing

The 31 October 2017 deadline for filing your 2017 tax return in paper format is now only a matter of weeks away.

Whilst HMRC would prefer all taxpayers to file their tax returns electronically, due to a number of issues with their software this may not be possible for all taxpayers. 

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Ransomware - are your systems protected?

Ransomware - a word that can strike fear into people and businesses alike especially after the recent news articles about the global (and closer to home, NHS) infections from the WannaCry ransomware and its derivatives.

What is it and what can you do to reduce your risk or the impact of infection?

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Advisory fuel rates for company cars from 1 September 2017

New company car advisory fuel rates have been published which took effect from 1 September 2017. 

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Rangers EBT Supreme Court Decision - What next?

The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of HMRC in its fight with Glasgow-based football club Rangers over the club's use of employee benefit trusts (EBTs).  

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