Category: Tax

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HMRC enforces tighter rules on ‘side hustle tax’

HMRC enforces tighter rules on ‘side hustle tax’

In a bid to tighten tax regulations and combat tax evasion, HMRC is implementing measures affecting sellers on platforms such as eBay, Vinted, Airbnb and Etsy. Effective from 1 January, many digital platforms are now mandated to collect under new international rules adopted by the UK through the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). … Continued

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HMRC launches cryptoassest tax disclosure service

HMRC launches cryptoassest tax disclosure service

HMRC has rolled out a new initiative enabling taxpayers to voluntarily disclose unpaid tax on cryptoassets covering exchange tokens, non-fungible tokens, and utility tokens.  The tax authority has initiated contact with selected taxpayers engaged in cryptoasset transactions who may not have fulfilled their tax obligations. Taxpayers must report transactions incurring capital gains during the 2022/23 … Continued

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HMRC reopens self-assessment helpline

HMRC reopens self-assessment helpline

HMRC has reopened the self-assessment tax helpline from 4 September after it was closed for three months over the summer. Between 12 June and 3 September, callers were redirected to digital services to give HMRC staff time to deal with other phone enquiries and handle the postal backlog. This was not the first time HMRC … Continued

Comments Off on One million more pulled into tax on savings

One million more pulled into tax on savings

One million more pulled into tax on savings

Rising interest rates and frozen thresholds will force over one million more taxpayers to pay taxes on their savings interest this tax year, new data reveals. Over 2.7 million individuals will pay tax on cash interest in the 2023/24 tax year, up by a million in a single year as more savers breach the personal … Continued

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HMRC has ‘enormous amount of work’ to deliver MTD on time

HMRC has ‘enormous amount of work’ to deliver MTD on time

In evidence submitted to the Public Accounts Committee’s Progress with Making Tax Digital inquiry, contributors from across the accounting profession handed down a blistering verdict on the project, and HMRC’s ability to deliver on its new timeline. The written submissions criticised HMRC’s failure to consult with and listen to taxpayers, agents, professional bodies and software … Continued

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Call wait times to be included on HMRC helplines

Call wait times to be included on HMRC helplines

After “a successful trial period”, HMRC has decided to extend its call time information messages to more of its helplines in a bid to give taxpayers and agents a better understanding of how long they can expect to be waiting on the phone. According to HMRC’s most recent stakeholder digest, the extension, which came into … Continued

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R&D tax relief crackdown ‘deterring genuine claims’

R&D tax relief crackdown ‘deterring genuine claims’

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is warning that HMRC’s efforts to tackle abuse of the R&D tax relief system are resulting in them rejecting legitimate claims and stone-walling others. In a letter to HMRC, the CIOT wrote that the ‘volume compliance’ approach adopted by the tax authority since the second half of 2022 does … Continued

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LITRG warns of ineffective tax refund companies

LITRG warns of ineffective tax refund companies

Tax specialists at the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) have warned taxpayers who use third-party companies to claim tax refunds from HMRC to do so cautiously. Although taxpayers can apply for a refund directly from the Government, some prefer to use agents to do so on their behalf. If HMRC decides at a later … Continued

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Self-assessment threshold increases to £150,000

Self-assessment threshold increases to £150,000

HMRC has revealed that the self-assessment threshold for PAYE taxpayers will increase from £100,000 to £150,000 for the 2023/24 tax year. Currently, individuals taxed through PAYE only are legally required to file a self-assessment tax return if they make more than £100,000 annually. The threshold change means that fewer taxpayers will need to submit their … Continued

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Tax return helpline to close for three months

Tax return helpline to close for three months

The self-assessment telephone helpline has been closed by HMRC for the entirety of summer. Taxpayers hoping to contact HMRC for help with their self-assessment will now have to use digital services until 4 September 2023. During this time, HMRC says it will trial prioritising online guidance, digital assistance and web chat. According to HMRC, the … Continued