Crackdown on construction industry VAT fraud

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The government is cracking down on ‘missing trader’ VAT fraud in the construction industry with new reverse charge rules from October 2019 that will, controversially, shift the VAT liability from the seller to the buyer. […]

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Chaos looms for firms in IR35 plans

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Businesses face chaos from next year as the government forces them in to working out whether any company contractors they engage are employed or self employed and should be on the payroll, mirroring the role out […]

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Enveloped Dwellings – have you reviewed your ATED valuations?

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The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) regime is 5 years old this April, but not many people will be wishing it Happy Birthday. As a reminder, this iniquitous tax (all views my own!) applies […]

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New Stamp Duty in Wales from 1 April 2018

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Wales’ next steps to raising its own taxation takes place on 1 April 2018 when Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is replaced by a Welsh Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Landfill Tax is also being replaced […]

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Sage 50 Accounts – upgrade to file online tax forms

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Sage 50 Accounts users who are using old versions of the software will need to upgrade to carry on submitting reports to the tax office. Bishop Fleming’s Mark Smith explains what you need to do. […]

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Business rates staircase tax scrapped

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The business rates staircase tax, which unfairly affects up to a thousand businesses, is being scrapped. Draft legislation has been published to ensure that the tax is abolished with retrospective effect. The step was first announced in […]

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Recharging disbursements – should VAT be charged?

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A recent VAT tribunal case on disbursements explored the VAT treatment of search fees paid for by solicitors, and found that VAT should be charged when the cost is passed on to the client. Brabners […]

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ATED – time to revalue your company’s residential dwellings

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If your company or partnership owns a residential dwelling, you may be affected by ATED. In which case, you need to update the value of your property to avoid potential penalties. For the last 4 […]

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Developers – structuring developments post Finance Act 2016

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Developers need to be aware of recent property tax changes when looking to structure their projects. Paul Morris takes a look at what developers can do. Liquidations Changes to the tax rules on liquidations in […]

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New SDLT and ATED reliefs for companies

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When the 15% flat rate charge to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) was brought in for companies buying higher value residential properties, it was accompanied by a number of reliefs, the intention being that the […]

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