Richard Wild

Richard Wild

Richard is the Head of the Tax Technical Team at The Chartered Institute of Taxation. His tax career has spanned more than 20 years, mainly in indirect taxes, including roles in a Big 4 litigation team, and as an anti-avoidance adviser with HMRC. Richard joined the CIOT in November 2015, and heads up the team of technical officers who work across a wide range of taxes.

Technical
1 June 2017

Certain CIOT/ATT members’ firms are required to write to their clients with HMRC branded wording and enclosures. This legal requirement must be complied with by 31 August 2017. Member experience to date suggests this is not a simple process, so act quickly so that you can meet the deadline.

Technical
1 June 2017

Contrary to popular belief, Making Tax Digital (MTD) is not dead. Keep an eye out for developments, especially the ‘launch’ of the pilot later this month.

Technical
1 May 2017

A small scale pilot of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme has just commenced. Look out for announcements from HMRC of the official ‘go live’ of the pilot, but before signing up check to see whether it is right for you and your clients.

Welcomes
1 April 2017

This month’s Technical Newsdesk is being written in something of a hiatus in this year’s financial calendar (mid-March).

Technical
1 April 2017

Changes to the VAT Flat Rate Scheme (FRS) take effect on 1 April 2017 to introduce a new ‘limited cost business’ rate of 16.5%, designed to tackle abuse of the FRS. Further guidance is available on the CIOT and ATT websites.