04-May-2020

Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support

HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). From today HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). Those who are eligible will be able to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their […]

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11-Mar-2020

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

HMRC has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The helpline allows any business or self-employed individual who is concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus to get practical help and advice. Up to 2,000 experienced call […]

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28-Feb-2020

Employers who fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage to be publicly named

Businesses that fail to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage will continue to be publicly named by the government, following a review of the scheme. The naming scheme will resume calling out businesses failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage, while increasing support for employers to comply with […]

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20-Jan-2020

My dog ate my tax return! HMRC highlights a decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

With two weeks to go until the 31st January Self Assessment deadline, HMRC recaps the strangest and most imaginative excuses and expense claims received over the past 10 years. Every year, HMRC receives some imaginative excuses and expense claims following the 31st January Self Assessment deadline. To wrap up the decade, and with 2 weeks […]

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06-Jan-2020

Busted! HMRC reveals biggest criminal cases of year 2019

The smashing of international criminal gangs, large money laundering seizures and fake investment schemes all feature in HM Revenue and Customs’ top criminal cases of 2019. HMRC’s fraud investigations have led to more than 600 individuals being convicted for their part in tax crimes and commenced new criminal investigations into more than 610 individuals during […]

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13-Dec-2019

HMRC tips on avoiding Self Assessment tax scams

HM Revenue and Customs is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run-up to the January 31st deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received nearly 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious HMRC contact – phone calls, texts or emails. More than 100,000 of these were phone scams, while […]

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28-Oct-2019

Events to help you get ready for Brexit

Departments across government are holding events to help your business get ready for Brexit. After Brexit there will be changes that affect businesses and hauliers across the UK. Make sure you are prepared for them, particularly if your business: imports goods exports goods receives personal data exports services Local business readiness events The Department for […]

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30-Aug-2019

Chancellor accelerates Brexit preparations for businesses

HMRC is stepping up efforts to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit by automatically enrolling companies in an important customs system and doubling the numbers registered, the Chancellor has announced. More than 88,000 VAT registered companies across the UK will be allocated an Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number in the next two […]

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28-Jun-2019

Make summer childcare costs easier with Tax-Free Childcare

Working parents could be entitled to Tax-Free Childcare worth up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school holidays. Parents can choose from more than 68,000 childcare providers that have signed up, including school and summer camps across the country. If parents pay into their Tax-Free Childcare account […]

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05-Jun-2019

Controls prevent phone fraudsters spoofing HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs has put an end to fraudsters mimicking its most recognisable helpline numbers to dupe taxpayers and steal money. New defensive controls deployed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have stopped fraudsters from, spoofing the tax authority’s most recognisable helpline numbers. Fraudsters have increasingly mimicked legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to […]

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