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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

Poker tournament winner with a criminal past loses it all to HMRC

A once asset-poor fraudster who couldn't pay gets his newly won chip-stack taken away.

Aug 22, 2018 | Money News

MPs call to bring self-employed under pension auto-enrolment

Tax returns tabled as the means to automatically deduct a small income percentage for your retirement.

Aug 13, 2018 | Money News

'Soft landing' for digital tax accounts endorsed

Traders won’t be fined for first 12 months and will be allowed to ‘cut and paste’ – HMRC.

Jul 30, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers to vent VAT issues

A tell-all survey on Value Added Tax even has room for Brexit, MTD and IR35.

Jul 29, 2018 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: When do I need to make a payment on account?

Sounds like an eavesdropping freelancer needs to pay HMRC, and soon.

Jul 23, 2018 | Money News

Peterborough tops late-paying cities table

Freelancers in and around a few Midlands cities tend to get paid later than anywhere else.​

Jul 17, 2018 | Money News

'Taxman likes to litigate, even in the face of defeat'

Even where its odds are poor, a revenue-led HMRC will still likely see you in court.

Jul 8, 2018 | Money News

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

                             

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