The Welsh Government has confirmed its intention to set Welsh income tax rates from April 2019. HMRC will continue to collect the tax and has issued a short consultation on draft statutory instruments alongside a technical note to which LITRG and the CIOT have responded, highlighting some of the issues around implementation.
The LITRG submitted a response to HM Treasury’s call for evidence on how digital technology is changing the way people make payments with a general transition away from cash to using digital payment methods. The call for evidence was very wide-ranging and LITRG only responded to questions which we have experience to answer such as on how the government could reduce tax evasion and the hidden economy.
The Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA) recently published its Charter of Standards and Values and their Corporate Plan for 2018-19 . The Charter was subject to a consultation which the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) responded to .
Responses by LITRG and ATT on the new trading and property allowances available from 6 April 2017 highlight the need for clear guidance, the difference in treatment of trading income for tax and universal credit purposes and several detailed practical issues.