SME Tax News

IFAs are warning employers that they may not have the spare capacity to assist employers in meeting their obligations in setting up their workplace pension schemes ahead of auto-enrolment.

The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement on 4 December 2013. This is when we will find out what measures are being proposed for inclusion in the 2014 Finance Bill.

We have been busy updating the website for all the new developments in tax and cross referencing guides in our own special way. My picks for this week's web-upate are:

According to press reports HMRC says that some 165,000 higher earners who are in receipt of Child Benefit did not register for Self Assessment (SA) by 5 October and so may get "a penalty". We wonder what sort of penalty that could be.

HMRC has updated its guidance for actors and other entertainers following the decision in the ITV Services case. Fees paid according to national collective agreements are to be treated as salary for National Insurance purposes.

For the last few weeks we've been busy creating a special Tax Toolbox for all our subscribers. This time we have updated our Director's tax planning toolkit for 2013/14.