SME Tax News

In Paya Ltd, Allday Media Ltd & Tim Willcox Ltd v HMRC [2019] TC7377 the First Tier tribunal found IR35 applied to the personal service companies of three BBC presenters but their advisers did not act carelessly.

In Matharu Delivery Service Ltd TC7347 and Bhapinder Matharu TC7324 a company and its director, failed to show why it was unreasonable of HMRC to demand a detailed directors’ loan account schedule and copies of his private bank statements.

In Jacqueline Potter and Neil Potter v HMRC [2019] TC7348 the First Tier tribunal allowed a claim for Entrepreneurs relief where the business had not raised an invoice for 5 years; its activities were directed at reviving the trade so its non-trading activities were not 'substantial'.

In Urenco Chemplants Ltd and Urenco UK Limited v HMRC [2019] TC7318 expenditure on the cost of constructing a tails management facility at a nuclear site was found to be structural and did not qualify for plant and machinery capital allowances.


In this time's web-update we look at the latest statistics on Making VAT Digital, we review HMRC's Brexit guide, and also take a close look at HMRC's powers to obtain information.

HMRC have issued a Brexit Special version of their regular Agent Update. We have summarised the key content for you with links to our detailed guidance on the topics covered.