SME Tax News

HMRC has decided to call time on agents who’s performance isn’t what it expects to see as part of a new pilot,  “Agent view”.  A visit might be expected when your clients are consistently missing filing deadlines or have bad payment performance.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) says that there is no need for new legislation to tackle off-payroll hiring of ‘controlling persons’. Instead the Government should combat the problem by extending existing rules for appointments in the public sector.

In this time's Web-update: tax avoidance continues to be a headline grabber despite the Olympics...

HMRC v Healy
Tax relief on an actor's accommodation costs: HMRC given leave to appeal to the UTT.

Fifty Schemes of Grey: not S & M, more SME...from a tax avoidance perspective.

Where exactly do SME advisers draw the line between what is considered acceptable in tax planning (white) and that which is deemed aggressive or abusive tax avoidance (black)?

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has issued a helpsheet for its members on dangers of getting involved in aggressive tax avoidance schemes.


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