Research and development tax relief is an incentive from the government to encourage companies to invest in research and development activities. There is a common misconception that these incentives are aimed only at the technology sector, however, that is certainly not the case. This document outlines how research and development tax relief is more widely available than most companies realise.
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5,400 estates investigated by HMRC for underpayment of IHT in the last year
HMRC is treating Inheritance Tax as an increasingly lucrative source of income. Rising asset prices such as property means that the amount of IHT at stake can be very substantial.
Businesses and consumers hit by £6bn in Insurance Premium Tax following rate hike – up 22% in a year
The Government’s income from Insurance Premium Tax increased to £6bn in 2017/18*, up 22% on £4.88bn collected the previous year – a far bigger impact on businesses and consumers than had been predicted by the Government, our research shows.
HMRC yield from investigations into ‘sin taxes’ on alcohol and cigarettes more than doubles in a year to £2.6bn
The additional revenue collected from HMRC’s investigations into the underpayment of ‘sin taxes’ on alcohol and cigarettes has more than doubled in a year to £2.6bn in 2017/18, up from £1.25bn the previous year.
The 2018 Spring Statement: Our summary
We have produced a summary concentrating on the tax consultations that were announced either at Spring Statement or in recent weeks. We are also taking this opportunity to remind you of tax changes which take effect for 2018/19.
Tax card 2018/19
For a run down of the latest tax rates for 2018/19, download our handy tax card. If you would like a hard copy version sent to you, please contact us at email@example.com.
Taxflash: Mileage rates – December 2017
HMRC regularly publish approved ‘fuel only’ rates which have, again, changed.