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Sort 'no-deal' Brexit preparations now, tiny traders urged

Despite well-intentioned advice from officials, the FSB fears it's too little, too late.

Mar 6, 2019 | Money News

Pilot for digital tax accounts fails to take off

Only 16,500 have joined the MTD-VAT trial, out of the 500,000 who were invited.

Feb 27, 2019 | Money News

Late self-assessors yet to receive £100 penalties

Brexit puts the brakes on fines for filing after the 31st, but ‘you’ll still be charged.’

Feb 25, 2019 | Money News

'Inflation drop will boost freelancers, at least for now'

Respite from high prices is welcome, says IPSE, but not if it’s the start of an economic slide.

Feb 18, 2019 | Money News

A UK freelancer’s overview of VAT

All you need to know about VAT if you’re self-employed, especially as Brexit looms.

Feb 12, 2019 | Money News

More self-assessors meet tax deadline than ever before

Some 700,000 taxpayers prove it can be done last minute, just as 700,000 prove it can't.

Feb 5, 2019 | Money News

Call for VAT traders to get better ‘no-deal’ Brexit guidance

Ministers told to delay MTD if they can’t be specific on VAT, ‘post-crashing out.’

Feb 5, 2019 | Money News

Self-assessors get creative about missing the tax deadline

Too busy, too short and too cold. Revenue reveals what won’t fly (includes witches).

Jan 24, 2019 | Money News

Post-Brexit VAT cut floated amid record high in receipts

'Increasingly reliant' Treasury tipped to launch a VAT plan to protect a 79% surge.

Jan 20, 2019 | Money News

Tax bills omit payment-on-account in new HMRC glitch

Peace of mind is why you best double-check what the Revenue demands this tax season.

Jan 16, 2019 | Money News

Two million self-assessors ignore 'file early' alerts

Leaving it to the last-minute is the stressful, risky preference for 25% of HMRC customers.

Jan 11, 2019 | Money News

'On the first day of Christmas...I did my tax return'

Some 2,500 people followed up Turkey and mince pieces with a self-assessment form.

Jan 6, 2019 | Money News

Freelance trade body echoes Lords' call to delay MTD

‘Awareness, resources and costs are all grounds to give tiny traders longer on digital tax accounts.’

Dec 6, 2018 | Money News

Self-assessors warned on HMRC credit card ban

Early birds who last year dodged HMRC’s ‘customer-unfriendliness’ will now be caught too.

Dec 4, 2018 | Money News

Lords want digital tax accounts for small traders delayed

‘And even if MTD is postponed, small business owners must be persuaded not pushed.’

Nov 27, 2018 | Money News

Taxman to talk Flat Rate VAT

The lowdown on going flat for VAT to go live tomorrow (and in December).

Nov 13, 2018 | Money News

Traders’ unpaid VAT and corporation tax bills soar

HMRC not collecting record revenue amounts 'could drive people out of business.'

Nov 8, 2018 | Money News

HMRC delays mandatory digital VAT filing for 'complex' cases

April's deadline gets put back for some to October, just days after minister’s ‘no delay’ claim.

Oct 22, 2018 | Money News

HMRC wants to issue third-party data notices without having to ask

Taxman’s push to bypass ‘important’ safeguards on materials he’d like is being resisted.

Oct 19, 2018 | Money News

Fall in inflation 'unlikely to ease freelancers' financial fears'

September's cheaper prices may have merely moderated freelancers' financial anxiety levels.

Oct 18, 2018 | Money News

No more delay on MTD, VAT-freelancers warned

Small business minister rules out a further hiatus for digital tax accounts.

Oct 15, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Do I have to return the client's overpayment?

Experts disappoint a freelancer eying rights and recourse over an extra fee that was never his.

Oct 7, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers’ Questions: How to work out my Flat Rate VAT saving?

A holidaying accountant, plus an HMRC discount, adds up to confusion for one freelance company.

Sep 27, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers to feel inflationary squeeze 'more than employees'

Rising cost of travel to hard-hit those who have to absorb it themselves.

Sep 21, 2018 | Money News

Stripper's naughty nurse outfit ruled as a legitimate expense

Kinky costumes join the list of expenseable items, at least for one self-employed taxpayer.

Sep 19, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Now they're staying, what are Class 2 NICs?

Tax charity clarifies why a levy on the self-employed isn’t going anywhere.

Sep 18, 2018 | Money News

VAT repayment proposal on late refunds 'unfair'

Calling time on the taxman’s 30-day clock is denounced as likely to hurt companies’ cashflow.

 

Sep 11, 2018 | Money News

Tax office taking longer to take your phone call

HMRC's five-minute response target almost missed, and its 10-minute waiting volume almost exceeded.

Aug 29, 2018 | Money News

Taxman pays 41,000 people to be HMRC informers

Bounty payments totalling almost £350k go to people HMRC says should keep quiet.

Aug 28, 2018 | Money News

Digital tax account documents ‘provide clarity’

VAT traders handed fresh guidance on what they’ll need to do from April 2019.

Aug 24, 2018 | Money News

                             

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