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VAT-man hit for inability to say ‘yes, you’re right’

Officials not talking straight is adding to uncertainty for traders trying hard.

Jul 3, 2018 | Money News

Freelance creatives to have their say on invoices

Survey says it’s heard the horror stories about being paid late -- now it wants the truth.

Jul 2, 2018 | Money News

Unpaid invoice? I wouldn’t ask me, Small Business Commissioner admits

A 'candid' late payment tsar reveals success is still in single figures, despite him being operational for eight months.

Jun 19, 2018 | Money News

View VAT threshold cut as last resort, officials told

'And even then, what with Brexit, MTD and IR35 reform looming, it needs conditions.'

Jun 19, 2018 | Money News

Lowering the VAT threshold 'would deter self-employed'

The ceiling for when VAT applies should be higher than today's £85,000, says IPSE.

Jun 10, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers warned over £1,000 allowances

Be ‘very careful’ not to spark an HMRC investigation, dual income taxpayers told.

Jun 7, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I get paid into a bank account in my home country?

‘More straightforward if the client pays in the country they’re in, and you’re from.’

May 23, 2018 | Money News

Taxman’s debt collector spend surges by 500%

Steep rise in HMRC’s use of its potentially ‘unfair, uncontrolled, gloves-off’ agents.

May 15, 2018 | Money News

MPs make Universal Credit ‘freelancer-friendly’

A ‘creaking system’ penalising the self-employed is being re-jigged to be ‘pro-business.’

May 14, 2018 | Money News

Digital tax accounts delayed – for individuals

Brexit puts the full rollout of HMRC’s digital revolution on ‘pause.’

May 7, 2018 | Money News

Boost freelancer pensions with 30% bonus, says RSA

Flat-rate treatment for all, including sole traders, hailed as too big a prize to ignore.

Apr 23, 2018 | Money News

Freelance body welcomes ease in inflation

Relief for some self-employed could be wiped out if long journeys loom.

Apr 19, 2018 | Money News

RSA unveils boosters to freelancers’ retirement security

New report reveals how to shore up the self-employed’s poor pension provision.

Apr 18, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Is my overtime rate being unfairly calculated?

‘Don’t get hung up on how your agent tots up time-and-a- half, or do and find another.’

Feb 12, 2018 | Money News

Tax returns prove too much for 746,000 self-assessors

Deadline, what deadline? Droves are still to settle up, and staring at £100 fines.

Feb 9, 2018 | Money News

Late payments tsar to get tough, 'if need be'

'Three strikes and you're out' approach mooted by the small business commissioner.

Jan 31, 2018 | Money News

Small business gets £100 tax penalty cancelled

Not being a 'flesh and blood human being' is why the taxman has come unstuck.

Jan 30, 2018 | Money News

Taxpayers fob off HMRC with alien accounts

Or at least they’re trying to, alongside claims about vertigo, rabbits and a Glasgow nightclub.

Jan 24, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Which taxes do sole traders pay this month?

Expert previews what an accountant is going to suggest paying before January 31st.

Jan 16, 2018 | Money News

Four in 10 freelancers hope to retire before their sixties

Day rates look decent enough for almost half the self-employed to stop work before pension age.

Jan 11, 2018 | Money News

Hammond schedules Spring Statement 2018

March 13 is the next date for your diary, but 'major new policy' isn't the intention.

Dec 20, 2017 | Money News

Hammond told how to fix Universal Credit for self-employed

Chancellor given nine ways that low-income freelancers need the system to change.

Nov 21, 2017 | Money News

Universal Credit's critics hope Hammond helps freelancers

A system that leaves the self-employed £2,600 worse off is set to be fixed this week.

Nov 19, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: When is training tax-deductible?

Freelancer confused by what the rub is with training's tax rules gets the lowdown.

Nov 15, 2017 | Money News

Eight ways to change your VAT bill unveiled

At-a-glance rundown of what the OTS is proposing on Value Added Tax, and why.

Nov 9, 2017 | Money News

Hammond tipped to offer VAT reprieve

Autumn Budget expected to contain a suspension or snip to the £85,000 threshold.

Nov 6, 2017 | Money News

Avoiders 'aren't the tax gap main contributors'

Revenue reminded that only 5% of what’s missing is from people ducking their liabilities.

Nov 5, 2017 | Money News

Tax simplification unit has VAT in its sights

Three ways to ease Value Added Tax's complexity said to be incoming.

Oct 30, 2017 | Money News

Alert over 'very confusing' October tax deadline

Guidance, examples and a calculator called for to cut through complexity.

Oct 22, 2017 | Money News

Commuting freelancers hit by inflation's five-year high

Road, rail and food costs help push inflation to its highest level since early 2012.

Oct 18, 2017 | Money News

                             

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