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  • HMRC consult on BIK changes

    Newsletter issue - September 2018.Following the recent consultation covering the taxation of employee expenses (as announced in the Autumn 2017 Budget), draft Finance Bill 2018-19 contains proposals to amend some of the existing rules concerning travel and subsistence payments. BSRs and OSRs Currently, there are no income tax or NIC implications where an employer uses…Read More

  • MTD research published

    Newsletter issue - September 2018.HMRC have published a document entitled Making Tax Digital Research - Attitudes, Behaviour and Engagement, which reports on research undertaken to help HMRC understand how individual customers and agents respond to the core principles of MTD. The key objectives of the research were to explore: individual customers' and agents' overall attitudes…Read More

  • VAT treatment of vouchers

    Newsletter issue - September 2018. A summary of responses to HMRC's consultation on VAT and vouchers was published on 6 July 2018. The consultation sought views about proposed new rules for the VAT treatment of vouchers and gift cards. The consultation focussed on how an EU directive, providing for the VAT treatment of vouchers, should…Read More

  • OTS proposals new online PAYE platform

    Newsletter issue - September 2018.An increasing number of individuals are finding work through online platforms (for example Deliveroo and Uber workers), usually on a self-employed basis, whereas in the past they might have been employees whose relatively simple tax affairs were dealt with under PAYE. The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has published a paper…Read More

  • September questions and answers

    Newsletter issue - September 2018. Q1. After a long wait, I will shortly be eligible to receive a state retirement pension. Will I have to pay tax on it? A: I'm afraid that the state retirement pension is taxable. Whether you have to pay tax on it will depend on the level of other taxable…Read More

  • September 2018 key tax dates

    Newsletter issue - September 2018.19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5/9/2018Read More

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