Tax Scams in the Pandemic

By Gary Robinson / October 8, 2020

A Freedom of Information request from the firm has revealed taxpayers reported 9,948 Covid-related scams to HMRC between January and June. Activity peaked in May, with 5,048 incidents explicitly mentioning Covid, then proceeded to fall by over 55% to 2,495 in June. The total number of all phishing scams reported to HMRC was 44,777 in…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Compliance Letters

By Gary Robinson / August 30, 2020

The first wave of compliance letters regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) were issued last week as HMRC moves into the post transaction review phase of the scheme. The first batch of letters started to land on doormats from Wednesday 18 August. HMRC will be asking questions where they have concerns over the validity…

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Furlough Scheme who is eligable

By Gary Robinson / April 30, 2020

HMRC will set up a new online coronavirus job retention scheme/furlough portal, due to launch on 20 April 2020, so that ALL UK employers this month, regardless of size, will be eligible for assistance where an employee has been designated as a ‘furloughed worker.’ HMRC will reimburse 80% of furloughed workers wage costs, up to…

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Scottish Tax Payers

By Gary Robinson / February 20, 2020

However, it will freeze the higher and additional rates so that there is increasing divergence between Scottish and rest of UK taxpayers. The Scottish Budget was delayed from December after the UK general election was called and had to be held before the UK Budget on March 11 due to legal requirements to set council…

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VAT an Overview

By Gary Robinson / December 26, 2019

Value Added Tax (VAT) VAT is a tax on sales and has nothing to do with profit. The current registration limit is £85,000 so once your sales reach £83,000 the last 12 months you must register for VAT immediately. This can be done by downloading the form from HM Revenue & Customs website or completing…

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Help Paying Your Tax

By Gary Robinson / November 14, 2019

Paying Your Tax The tax return deadline approaching there will be some people among us that need to settle our tax liabilities by 31 January 2019. This comes at a time when some people will have cashflow problems as this is just after Christmas when the credit card bill have arrived and most of us…

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Tax Return deadlines

By Gary Robinson / November 7, 2019

Tax Return If you been sent a notice to complete a self-assessment income tax return you have until 31 January every year to get this submitted to HM Revenue & Customs or you will incur late filing penalties depending how long this is outstanding for. Late Filing Penalties Up to 3 Months £100.00 if it…

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Tax Returns and The Fines

By Gary Robinson / October 31, 2019

Tax Return If you been sent a notice to complete a self-assessment income tax return you have until 31 January every year to get this submitted to HM Revenue & Customs or you will incur late filing penalties depending how long this is outstanding for. Late Filing Penalties Up to 3 Months £100.00 if it…

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HMRC Ways to Uncover Unpaid Tax

By Gary Robinson / August 29, 2019

HM Revenue & Customs Having Access to Your Bank Account HMRC direct recovery of debts has been in force 06 May 2014 and they wanted parliament to introduce new powers in next year’s finance bill which would allow them to dip into to debtor’s bank accounts without any independent oversight. HM Revenue & Customs Officers…

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