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HMRC urged to sort out IR35 tool within next four months

HMRC is being advised to have the adjusted version of CEST, its IR35 tool, up and running by October at the latest to enable businesses in the private sector to be able to cope with April 2020’s IR35 reforms.

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New HMRC tech helps reduce fraud

New technology HMRC has developed alongside the telecommunications sector and Ofcom is already working to (more…)

Treasury criticised over IR35 denial

The Treasury is facing accusations of being in denial about the full impact of the new IR35 Off-Payroll changes to (more…)

Xero profits boosted by Making Tax Digital

Xero, a company that provides software for cloud accounting, has announced a rise of 36% in its profits for the most recent financial year – and it is claiming that the Making Tax Digital changes are partially responsible for (more…)

Those who enrol early for Making Tax Digital could face penalties

Business owners and contractors who sign up too early for the new Making Tax Digital service could face financial penalties as a result, the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has warned.

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OTS urges government to reform PAYE system

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has made a plea for the government to look at reforming the PAYE system to simplify it for accountants and make IT systems more SME-friendly.

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Slight rise in IT contractor demand during April

Having hit their lowest point in almost three years during March, IT contractor demand levels enjoyed a slight rise last month – although not to the sort of highs they were hitting before.

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Freelance contractors facing new tax penalty

Contractors working on a freelance basis could be looking at another potential tax headache, after HMRC won its legal action against workers who used managed service companies (MSCs) to avoid NI and tax. (more…)

Firms in North West create employment boost

A newly published report shows that small and medium sized companies based in the North West made a (more…)

Self-assessment tax return mistakes that cost you money

The prospect of the annual self-assessment tax return is a daunting one to many business owners and (more…)

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