SME Tax News

HMRC is closing down its online computer services for three days starting on Friday 20 November 2009.

Most employers are required to file their 2009-10 Employer Annual Returns online.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has expressed delight at the news that its campaign to retain the ‘equitable liability’ practice has been successful.

Caving into pressure from its own bank-benchers, the Government has decided not to scrap childcare vouchers, after all.

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.


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