SME Tax News

There have been problems with the self-assessment system and payments on account for 2018/19 which may result in some taxpayers facing larger than usual tax bills in January 2020.

Following this year’s spring statement HMRC published its updated strategy on tackling offshore tax compliance, ‘No Safe Havens 2019’ which extended it’s 2014 aims by targeting offshore avoidance as well as evasion.

In Mohammed Abdul Malik v HMRC [2019] TC07198 the FTT upheld a personal liability notice for VAT penalties issued to a company employee; he was a manager therefore an officer of the company.


We thought that it was looking quiet on the news front this week, however, there are one or two really useful things, so do read on.

HM Treasury has published its policy conclusions on proposals for a ‘Breathing space scheme’ for individuals suffering from problem debt together with proposals for a statutory debt repayment plan.

In Online Tax Rebate Ltd v HMRC [2019] UKUT 0167 the Upper Tribunal held that a company obtaining tax rebates for employees was a tax adviser under the Money Laundering Regulations; it should have undertaken customer identity checks.