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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Stamp duty surcharge on non-resident property transactions

Stamp duty surcharge on non-resident property transactions

The government has issued draft legislation outlining how the two per cent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge will apply to non-resident property transactions. ‘Relevant period’ for stamp duty residence test From 1 April 2021, the number of days a

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Is online where your business is headed?

Is online where your business is headed?

Even before Covid-19, many business owners were wise to the benefits of having an ‘online’ element to their enterprise. Now though, in the face of adversity and new challenges, these benefits are being enjoyed even more widely. Some individuals are

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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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