SME Tax News

From 6 April 2011: the tax exemption for tax-free lunches will no longer apply when an arrangement is made to introduce this benefit as part of a salary sacrifice scheme.

New research commissioned by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has found that just 4% of taxpayers are likely to be deliberate tax dodgers whilst the vast majority (83%) of those who are aware of their tax obligations are willing to comply.

Barrister Keith Gordon has lodged a formal complaint against HM Treasury with the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

Can I say a big "thank you" to those of you who were kind enough to write a recommendation for this service in response to a query on Accountingweb recently.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is planning a set of draconian new powers to use against tax advisers in its consultation: "Working with Tax Agents: the Next Stage". A more accurate title would be "Working against tax agents..."

An IT contractor has just failed in an attempt to prevent HMRC applying retrospective legislation to an off-shore marketed IR35 tax avoidance scheme.


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