Penalties for late real-time PAYE submissions will not be charged by HMRC until April 2014.  However, errors will be penalised from next April, it has been confirmed. For employers running real-time PAYE, no penalties will be imposed for late filing of returns for 2012/13 or 2013/14. The current penalty system will continue ... Read More
HMRC will start targeting businesses across the country later this month as it rolls out a new "fresh approach" to Business Records Checks (BRC) visits. As of 26 November HMRC will start visiting small and medium-sized businesses in London and East Anglia to check their records. The visits take place over a ... Read More
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a campaign aimed at around 400,000 people involved in direct selling, to help them understand their tax obligations. Marian Wilson head of HMRC Campaigns explains. Our latest campaign focuses on the growing number of people involved in direct selling - sometimes referred to as ... Read More
Taken from Calum Fuller's article on Accountancy Age website A QUARTER of small businesses are still unaware of incoming changes to the way tax filing changes to PAYE. Real-time information (RTI) is due to come into force from April 2013, and will see companies report changes as and when they occur, instead ... Read More
HMRC have announced a rule change for child benefit claimants with income over £50,000. If you expect your income to exceed £60,000, the point at which all child benefit is clawed back, you can opt for no benefit to be paid in the first place. However, HMRC have announced that ... Read More
Thousands of parents are expected to receive letters from HMRC this month outlining changes to the way child benefit is claimed, including details of the new claw-back charge for higher earners. The new system, to be introduced from 7 January 2013, will impose the so-called high income child benefit tax charge ... Read More
GOV.UK launched on 17 October, initially replacing Business Link and Directgov. This is the first step towards making GOV.UK the definitive website for interacting with central government.
HM Revenue & Customs is developing a "Tracker" system that will help taxpayers and agents to monitor turnaround times for post, claims, and the like. The Tracker, which can be found on HMRC's website allows the querist to select the nature of the communication with HMRC (claim a refund, ... Read More