SME Tax News

In 2014 HMRC made a change of interpretation in terms of certain indirect activities which were previously considered outside the scope of Research and Development (R&D) relief. This potentially means an increase in the activities which qualify as R&D for tax purposes.

Businesses cannot be left to themselves in the “tax jungle” according to Dave Hartnett, HMRC’s Permanent Secretary.

HMRC's Charter (also known as the Taxpayers' Charter) was launched on Wednesday 11 November.

The 2009 Pre-Budget Report will take place on Wednesday 9 December, Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced.


A builder has managed to thwart HMRC's in what had been considered a cut and dried employment status case. The grounds? Unfairness; the case had originally been heard in the taxpayer's absence.

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