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BCC calls for further delay to digital accounts rollout

The government’s flagship Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme should be delayed until 2020/21 for all taxpayers, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). VAT-registered

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Contractors criticise ‘flawed’ IR35 test

A contractor group has slammed HMRC for omitting mutuality of obligation in an online tool designed to assess an individual’s employment status. Mutuality of obligation

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Capital gains tax planning

How can you reduce your capital gains tax bill in 2018/19? Whether you’re a buy-to-let landlord, a shareholder, an art dealer or you fall somewhere

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Working pensioners pay £8.6bn in income tax

Working pensioners are on course to pay £8.6 billion in income tax in 2018/19, according to Aegon. The number of pensioner households containing at least

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SMEs miss out on business savings interest

Small business owners could alleviate pressure on their cashflow by paying more attention to business savings interest, according to a report. Aldermore polled 950 SME

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Calls increase for reform of ‘flawed’ apprenticeship levy

Pressure is mounting on the government to reform the apprenticeships system, following recent apprenticeship levy statistics. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has joined the British

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Furnished holiday lettings

The pros and cons of letting furnished holiday accommodation. When furnished holiday property is let on a commercial basis for short periods, the owner can

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Raise the VAT threshold to stimulate SME growth

The Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has called for the VAT threshold to be increased, in response to a government consultation. The

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Making Tax Digital for VAT-registered businesses

Obligations from 1 April 2019 onwards. Although the Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime has suffered several setbacks and delays, MTD for VAT remains on course

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Understanding IR35

A brief guide to the tax implications of IR35. IR35 is the shorthand name for tax rules concerning the provision of personal services through intermediaries.

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