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Freelancers' Questions: Did Budget 2015 affect freelancers' finances?

Personal finance expert lists Osborne’s main offerings to freelance earners.

Mar 19, 2015 | Money News

Osborne to target tax evasion at Budget 2015

Chancellor vows action on Wednesday, potentially against those who advise on dodging HMRC.

Mar 15, 2015 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I charge 5% interest each week I'm unpaid?

Contracts expert warns a freelancer against inserting an 'exorbitant' interest clause.

Mar 11, 2015 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: How to keep track of all my invoices?

Cash expert separates the choices from the compulsory when it comes to invoicing.

Mar 9, 2015 | Money News

Revenue might remove £100 automatic penalty

Being fined for filing your tax return 'a day or two' late may soon become a thing of the past.

Feb 24, 2015 | Money News

Tax returns still being left to the last-minute

Alerts to file early are having an impact, but only on some self-assessors.

Feb 9, 2015 | Money News

Tax officer jailed for fleecing HMRC out of £86,000

A month behind bars for every year she stole from the public purse goes to a female tax official.

Jan 28, 2015 | Money News

HMRC nets record sum of extra CGT and VAT

Investigations into small businesses collect more additional tax than ever before.

Jan 21, 2015 | Money News

Event to demystify self-assessing as a freelancer

Financial masterclass to include timely advice on how to do your tax return.

Jan 15, 2015 | Money News

Freelancers told the late-filing excuses that won't wash

HMRC will only accept genuine reasons for missing the deadline, not exotic ones.

Jan 7, 2015 | Money News

How Autumn Statement 2014 affects freelancers’ pockets

Financial adviser to freelancers says Captain 'stay the course' Osborne deserves a 21-gun salute.

Dec 5, 2014 | Money News

Taxpayers bombarded with fake refund emails

Be on your guard against messages claiming to be from us, warns HMRC.

Oct 23, 2014 | Money News

'Go French to cut VAT paperwork for traders'

HMRC told to import une bonne idée, so traders won’t drown in credit notes from April 2015.

Sep 24, 2014 | Money News

One-man bands 'need banks to change'

Freelancers' body joins the other small business champions taking on the banks.

Sep 1, 2014 | Money News

Freelancers, be wary of HMRC benchmark letters

The Revenue's risk assessment is moving out of the shadows and into taxpayers' letterboxes.

Jul 27, 2014 | Money News

HMRC gives up on £3bn in uncollected tax

Neglect and write-offs are how the government treats money it's owed, say MPs.

Jul 21, 2014 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I jump from renting to buy-to-let?

Reassurance for a freelancer who doesn’t want to live in the first property he buys.

Jul 10, 2014 | Money News

EU VAT rule change service to open in October

Freelancers among the 42,000 e-services suppliers due to register with MOSS.

Jul 4, 2014 | Money News

British Business Bank assists more than 30,000 small businesses

Cable's business bank has lent nearly £800m to SMES in its first year, funding start-ups and growing UK businesses.

Jul 1, 2014 | Money News

Freelance-friendly late payment plan 'should go further'

Legislation touted as the end game if the state is serious about helping unpaid suppliers.

Jun 19, 2014 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Any advice now that Dr Samadian isn’t appealing?

When travel costs as a self-employed freelancer are and aren’t deductible.

Jun 8, 2014 | Money News

No wonder HMRC isn't trusted to sell our ‘anonymised’ data

Taxpayers can only hope that the Revenue succeeds where the NHS has failed.

Jun 4, 2014 | Money News

HMRC nets a record £23.9bn in tax revenue

Taxman hails his best year ever, in terms of getting people to pay what he says they owe.

Jun 3, 2014 | Money News

Britons finally freed from working for Osborne

'Chancellor deserves some credit, but paying the tax he levies still takes almost five months.'

May 28, 2014 | Money News

Taxman trebles his use of debt collection firms

A more aggressive HMRC has doubled its total spend on three times as many bailiffs.

May 22, 2014 | Money News

Alert over doubling in fees for small claims

Taking court action against those who owe but won’t pay now costs almost twice as much.

May 14, 2014 | Money News

Public oppose HMRC plan to sell taxpayer data

More than 80% object to having their financial details sold on by the taxman.

May 13, 2014 | Money News

HMRC takes an extra £1.8bn from VAT abusers

A more aggressive approach with smaller firms is paying dividends for the VAT man.

Apr 9, 2014 | Money News

Freelancers, sit tight on home-to-work travel expenses

Onus is on HMRC, or the courts, to clarify when and what freelancers can claim.

Mar 31, 2014 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Will Budget 2014 hit my personal finances?

'Mortgages, pensions and avoidance are where the chancellor shouldn't tinker.'

Mar 18, 2014 | Money News