Accounting, Business and Tax News Stories and Updates
Overseas seller VAT check
Since 2018, online marketplaces (such as eBay or Amazon) have been required to help tackle online VAT fraud. These measures, known as joint and several liability (JSL) for marketplaces aim to ensure Read more..
VAT Flat Rate Scheme
The VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) has been designed to simplify the way a business accounts for VAT and in so doing reduce the administration costs of complying with the VAT legislation. The scheme is Read more..
Contacting HMRC by email
HMRC has published a new guidance titled ‘Corresponding with HMRC by email’. The guidance was published on 9 August 2022 and explains some of the risk factors associated with contacting HMRC in this Read more..
Employee ownership and involvement
There are many ways that employees can own a stake in their employer's company. However, employee ownership usually refers to a situation where all employees of a business have a ‘significant and Read more..
Definitions of connected persons
The definition of a connected person for tax purposes can be complex and varies depending on the circumstances at hand. A statutory definition of “connected persons” for Capital Gains Tax Read more..
VAT and food supplies
HMRC’s VAT Notice 701/14: food explains what types of foods are zero rated and standard rated for VAT. The notice includes many examples of different food categories. The notice covers some general Read more..
Do you qualify for the marriage allowance?
HMRC is using the wedding season to issue a reminder to married couples and those in civil partnerships to sign up for marriage allowance if they are eligible and haven’t yet done so. The marriage Read more..
Using the Customs Declaration Service
The Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is a new customs IT platform that has been designed to modernise the process for completing customs declarations for businesses that import or export goods from Read more..
Reminder that the plug-in grant has ended
The government plug-in grant was first introduced 11 years ago to help drivers make the move to owning an electric car. Since the scheme was introduced the amount of the grant available reduced Read more..
Reminder of compensation limits for bank deposits
The bank deposit guarantee limit is the amount of money that is guaranteed for savers in UK banks and building societies should the institution become insolvent. The Financial Services Compensation Read more..