2019 news

Making Tax Digital Support
Published on 23 May 2019
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HMRC say they are committed to ensuring everyone will have access to Making Tax Digital (MTD) services, including those with accessibility needs, however there are only a few fully accessible produ

Self-employment guide
Published on 15 May 2019
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LITRG has published a detailed guide called ‘Self-employment – A LITRG guide’ to supplement existing material in the self-employment secti

Scottish income tax rates and thresholds confirmed for 2019/20
Published on 10 April 2019
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The Scottish parliament has confirmed the rates and thresholds for income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers from 6 April 2019.

Welsh income tax begins
Published on 8 April 2019
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From 6 April 2019, income tax is partially devolved from the UK government to the Welsh government. Welsh income tax is not a separate tax.

Published on 8 April 2019
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The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding couples that they have until this time next year (5 April 2020) to claim marriage allowance refunds dating back to the first tax year of the al

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Published on 5 April 2019
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There are 53 Fridays in the 2018/19 tax year, rather than 52. If you are paid on Friday 5th April and will earn more than £11,850 in 2018/19, then you are likely to encounter a ‘week 53’ issue.

late-filing-penalties-SA-returns
Published on 3 April 2019
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) had delayed issuing penalty notices to those who failed to file their Self Assessment (SA) tax return for the 2017/18 tax year by the usual online filing date of 31

Published on 29 March 2019
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Following the release of a report from HM Treasury on time limits in the tax system, it is now virtually certain that the loan charge will come in, as planned, in a week’s time.

Making Tax Digital for VAT – are you ready?
Published on 15 March 2019
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HMRC have recently written to all VAT registered traders to tell them about their new ‘Making Tax Digital for VAT’ (MTD for VAT) programme which is about to be introduced.

Published on 15 March 2019
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If you have been automatically enrolled into a workplace pension, from 6 April you will probably have to pay more into your pension pot.