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What does the General election mean for tax?

Newsletter issue - January 2020. Following the General election on 12 December, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that Sajid Javid remains as Chancellor of the Exchequer and no other changes at HM Treasury have been announced. The Prime Minister has however, confirmed that a more significant cabinet reshuffle will take place after the UK…Read More

HMRC advisory fuel rates from 1 December 2019

Newsletter issue - January 2020. HMRC have published company car advisory fuel rates for use from 1 December 2019. The rates apply when employers reimburse employees for the cost of fuel for business travel in their company cars or require employees to repay the cost of fuel used for private travel. HMRC review rates quarterly…Read More

Another IR35 loss for HMRC

Newsletter issue - January 2020. HMRC have faced another defeat in a tax case involving the IR35 intermediaries' legislation. In RALC Consulting Ltd v HMRC (2019) TC 07474, the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) allowed an appeal against HMRC's determination that IR35 applied because of a 'hypothetical contract' between various parties making up a service provider…Read More

Business mergers and changes of ownership - payroll issues explained

Newsletter issue - January 2020. In the December 2019 issue of Employer Bulletin, HMRC set out the action required to avoid any problems when merging or changing ownership of a business, to ensure all employees' payroll details are transferred to the new business. When a business merges or changes ownership, employers have to contact HMRC…Read More

January questions and answers

Newsletter issue - January 2020. Q. I am the sole director and shareholder of a limited company, which has been trading for many years. Last year, I took an extended holiday and travelled around the world with my wife. We were away for twelve months in total. Whilst I was away the company continued to…Read More

January Key tax dates

Newsletter issue - January 2020. 1 - Due date for payment of Corporation Tax for the year ended 31 March 2019 14 - Return and payment of CT61 tax due for quarter to 31 December 2019 19/22 - PAYE/NIC, student loan and CIS deductions due for month to 5th January 2020 or quarter 3 of…Read More

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