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Changing your VAT details? Remain vigilant over latest fraud activity

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a warning to businesses over fraudulent attempts to access VAT repayments via postal form VAT484. (more…)

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HMRC has clarified tax rules on commuting for hybrid and remote workers

In a recent statement, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has clarified travel from an employee’s home to their base office under a hybrid working arrangement…

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Ahead of the 6 July deadline, remember that P11D rules are changing

If you choose to offer certain benefits to your employees, then you may incur additional Class 1 National Insurance (NI) liabilities which must be reported…

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What are the benefits of using the HMRC app?

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) app was launched in 2023 and has quickly become a key tool for many, with over 80 million interactions.…

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Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way…

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Have you used your capital allowances this financial year?

With 5 April fast approaching, the pressure is on to make sure that you’ve used all capital allowances available to you in this tax year…

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HMRC U-turns on its double cab pickups tax decision

HMRC surprised all taxpayers who own a double cab pickup as a company vehicle on 12 February by announcing that these vehicles would be classified…

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Loophole closed: Pickups are now classed as cars (NOT vans)

A dispute between Coca-Cola and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has closed the loophole that previously defined double-cab pickups as vans and now means they…

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Five Self-Assessment deductions you didn’t know you could claim

With the Self-Assessment deadline passing on 31 January, it’s clear that many sole traders and business owners aren’t using allowable expenses and deductions to their…

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Please leave a message – HMRC dispute resolution hotline restricted to answerphone

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has made a significant change to the way that some taxpayers access its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) scheme. Where applicants…

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