Tax changes for non-doms just around the corner - 13 February 2017

Important changes to the tax treatment of non-domiciled (non-dom) individuals in the UK are due to take effect from the beginning of April – and those who believe they might be affected are strongly urged to seek advice.

Fraudsters rev up ‘phishing’ emails in tax season - 10 February 2017

Fraudsters are continuing to target taxpayers with fake HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) emails in an effort to steal private and confident information. The ‘phishing’ emails raged rampant around the 31 January tax return deadline, the time when taxpayers most

Don’t miss out on grandparents’ pension boost - 9 February 2017

A request under the Freedom of Information Act has revealed that just 1,300 people have claimed National Insurance (NI) credits, which can help them ensure their entitlement to the full state pension when they reach retirement age, if they have

Fresh concerns raised over forthcoming IR35 changes - 9 February 2017

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and other contractor bodies have issued fresh warnings about forthcoming reforms to IR35.

Making Tax Digital faces fresh criticism from House of Lords - 8 February 2017

The Government’s hotly-contested Making Tax Digital (MTD) project is now facing fresh criticism over its proposed £10,000 a year exemption threshold, above which businesses and self-employed individuals will need to report to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on a quarterly

Microbusinesses less confident than SMEs, study finds - 7 February 2017

Almost three quarters (73 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) at the larger end of the scale are anticipating business growth over the next two years, while only 45 per cent of microbusinesses are eyeing up similar ambitions.

HMRC will ask thousands of sole traders to ‘trial’ Making Tax Digital this year - 6 February 2017

Approximately 400,000 landlords and sole traders will be asked to ‘trial’ Making Tax Digital (MTD) before October 2017, according to reports. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has said that it will begin to ‘soft launch beta testing’ for MTD from