Reduced VAT rate for hospitality sector raises questions

Reduced VAT rate for hospitality sector raises questions

In his Summer Economic Update, the Chancellor announced a temporary 5% rate of VAT for certain hospitality and tourism supplies. Following questions put to them by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) about the measure, which applies between 15 July

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Beware undisclosed property income!

Beware undisclosed property income!

Undisclosed property income has long been on HMRC’s radar and its data sharing system has made it easier to pursue those taxpayers at fault. Last month, Reuters reported on an investigation into the UK arm of Airbnb, conducted by HMRC,

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Time to Pay arrangements & Coronavirus

Time to Pay arrangements & Coronavirus

Throughout the pandemic, flexible Time to Pay Arrangements (TTPA’s) have been available to taxpayers struggling to meet their liabilities. The arrangements grant taxpayers additional time to pay the tax that they owe. Consequently, the ‘debt’ will not be pursued as

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‘Winter Economy Plan’ unveiled as Budget is scrapped

‘Winter Economy Plan’ unveiled as Budget is scrapped

Last month, the Chancellor unveiled his ‘Winter Economy Plan’ after scrapping plans to deliver an Autumn Budget this year. With ‘difficult winter months’ ahead, Rishi Sunak announced a handful of new business support measures. The hope, is that these will

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CJRS compliance letters issued by HMRC

CJRS compliance letters issued by HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been writing to certain employers about issues with Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) compliance. Its focus is on those who have knowingly put forward fraudulent claims and less so on those who have made

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Van vs. car: what are the tax implications?

Van vs. car: what are the tax implications?

Back in August 2019, we commented on a tax case where a van provided to employees was reclassified as a car. The case, involving Coca-Cola, shines a light on the issues associated with the provision of vehicles to employees and,

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Hospitality venues claim under Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Hospitality venues claim under Eat Out to Help Out scheme

With the second week of ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ ended, pubs, bars, restaurants, and other eligible hospitality venues can now make claims via the online portal. Customers are entitled to a 50 per cent discount, on Mondays, Tuesdays and

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