HMRC steps up Brexit preparations

HMRC has started automatically issuing businesses with identification numbers for its customs system, to allow them to trade with the EU after Brexit. Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) numbers enable businesses to be identified by customs...

120k firms miss MTD for VAT deadline

More than 120,000 VAT-registered businesses in the UK missed the August deadline to file returns through Making Tax Digital (MTD). HMRC confirmed that around 116,000 businesses with quarterly obligations and 5,000 firms that file monthly returns did not sign up in...

Tax investigations net HMRC £13.14bn

HMRC's tax investigations reclaimed just under £13.14 billion in 2018/19, according to its annual report and accounts. The Revenue's actual compliance yield stood at £13.138bn last year, an increase of £2.7bn on the previous year's figure of £10.3bn. Overall, HMRC...

Javid rules out stamp duty shift

Chancellor Sajid Javid has rubbished reports he is planning a stamp duty overhaul in his first Budget this autumn. House buyers in England and Northern Ireland currently pay stamp duty land tax at various percentages on property purchases that cost more than £125,000....

Small employers risk losing the employment allowance in 2020

Plans to remove the employment allowance for large employers from April 2020 could have a domino effect on smaller firms. The employment allowance currently provides employers with a reduction of up to £3,000 to their national insurance contributions (NICs) bill. From...