Helen Thornley

Helen Thornley

Helen Thornley

Helen Thornley MA (Cantab) joined the Association of Taxation Technicians in July 2017 after ten years in practice specialising in private client work. Based in Cumbria, she writes about the interesting aspects of taxes both ancient and modern.

Technical
1 February 2018

The CIOT, ATT and LITRG will be meeting HM Treasury officials to discuss the call for evidence on rent-a-room relief. To help inform our response to government we would welcome input from members with experience of the scheme.

Technical
1 January 2018

Further changes to information requirements for the Trust Registration Service.

Technical

The CIOT and ATT recently asked members why they might still need to contact HMRC for SA302 calculations. We have sent the feedback we received to HMRC, and will keep members informed of any further developments in this area.

Technical

The CIOT, LITRG and ATT have commented on the proposed Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Business secondary and tertiary legislation for Income Tax

Technical
1 December 2017

The CIOT and ATT have written to HMRC regarding the challenging deadline for providing information under new anti-money laundering legislation for trusts and provide further updates on accessing the Trust Registration Service and the new Agent Services accounts.

Technical
1 November 2017

Due to the delayed agent access to the new Trust Registration Service, HMRC are extending the self-assessment registration deadline for 2016/17 for trusts.

Helen Thornley considers some of the items accepted as settlement in lieu of tax
Cultural gifts scheme
1 October 2017

Helen Thornley considers some of the items accepted as settlement in lieu of tax

Technical
1 September 2017

Entities engaging in financial transactions from 3 January 2018 will need a new identification code as part of enhanced global transparency measures.