HMRC response times unacceptable
13 November 2015 HMRC’s response times have been steadily deteriorating over the last year or so with the Option to Tax Unit in Glasgow a particular cause for concern.
Rangers EBT Case hits the Buffers
4 November 2015 The Court of Session found that both the employees of the Murray Group and the footballers of Rangers Football Club were liable to income tax on payments into the employee remuneration trusts, overturning earlier decisions in favour of the taxpayers.
European Court decision shakes up VAT world
30 October 2015 The European Court has just delivered a decision to shake up the VAT world with regards to organisations that incur VAT on expenditure used for free activities or where there are no supplies as a direct result, but where there is a wider benefit to the overall business operation.
Analysis Degorce: film schemes and trading
27 October 2015 The decision in the appeal of Degorce v HMRC  marks another success for HMRC in its campaign to tackle what it regards as abusive tax avoidance.
HMRC release their agent strategy
26 October 2015 HMRC recently released draft notes of their proposed agent strategy, but there are some unanswered questions.
“Non-dom” set to become a rare breed in the UK in 2017
22 October 2015 The Government’s commitment to ensure that the UK has a fair yet competitive tax regime means that the “Non-Dom” status (Non - UK domiciled individuals) may become a rare breed.
Costly vacant properties
19 October 2015 The VAT impact of sub-letting commercial property.
Voluntary ‘Payrolling’ of benefits in kind goes live
15 October 2015 As one of the measures to simplify the administration of reporting employee expenses, HMRC has opened its new 'payrolling benefits-in-kind' online service to employers for registration.