General Features

Technical
1 January 2020

A new group to bridge the gap between tax policy and implementation has been created and its first priority will be to look at the approach to agent authorisation for new digital services.

Technical
1 January 2020

The Help-to-Save scheme was launched in September 2018 and enables individuals who receive tax credits or universal credit, subject to certain conditions, to earn a tax-free bonus of up to 50% of amounts saved. The account, which is delivered by NS&I and HMRC, has been introduced by the government in order to help those on low incomes build up their short-term savings and to encourage them to form a regular savings habit.

Technical
1 January 2020

There are lots of taxpayers who fall outside the remit of the tax charities who need, and are willing to pay for, good value professional tax advice and assistance.

Technical
1 December 2019

A round up of recent developments in MTD for VAT, including the potential to extend the soft landing for digital links and problems for overseas businesses.

Technical
1 December 2019

LITRG have been busy responding to the recent consultations issued by the government as part of the next phase of the Good Work Plan. Here we round up the consultations and our responses.

Technical
1 December 2019

LITRG made a written submission to the Social Security Committee of the Scottish Parliament in response to its inquiry into the take-up of benefits and how this can be improved. Below is a round-up of recent meetings in Scotland attended by CIOT and LITRG.

Technical
1 December 2019

Kelly Sizer outlines LITRG’s response to a joint Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission consultation on reforming surrogacy law.

Technical
1 November 2019

There has been a lot going on around the loan charge – here we try and bring you up to date with the latest developments.

Technical
1 November 2019

What are members’ recent experiences of dealing with HMRC’s Clearance Unit?

Technical
1 November 2019

In the context of long term sustainable housing developments, the CIOT has raised the tax barriers to land assembly. Further evidence is sought of the extent to which tax inhibits effective solutions to land pooling for development involving multiple landowners.