The MSC legislation has made the headlines again in 2022 as several contractor accountancy firms – and their clients – are being investigated by HMRC.
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The Chancellor announced a number of tax changes during the March Spring Statement – most notably a rise in the threshold before employees are liable to pay National Insurance Contributions.
Aside from the price cut for a bottle of Prosecco, the 2021 Autumn Budget will be remembered mainly for confirming a wide range of future tax increases for both businesses and individuals, and unprecedented levels of public spending.
In line with a series of amends to VAT payments made by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the VAT deferral payment scheme was introduced to support businesses during the pandemic, helping them preserve cash during an undoubtedly challenging time for many small business owners.
With the first recipients now due to start repaying their Bounce Back Loans, it is clear that a significant proportion of firms will be unable to meet these repayments. What if your company used a loan to make dividend payments?
The Government has published guidance on so-called ‘mini umbrella company fraud’ – the widespread practice of setting up multiple companies to employ workers – with the sole aim of defrauding the taxman.
The March 2021 Budget contains a large number of announcements that will affect contractors – including a 2023 Corporation Tax hike, many frozen tax allowances, and a variety of other measures which we have outlined below.
According to reports in the Sunday Times and Telegraph over the weekend, the Chancellor is considering hiking the Corporation Tax rate from 19% to 24% to plug the enormous black hole in the public finances. How much will this cost you?
As part of the Treasury’s wide-ranging measures to support the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chancellor has given the UK’s 11 million self-assessment taxpayers more time to pay their next income tax bills, which become due on 31st January 2021.
Clauses included within the Off-Payroll section of the 2020 Finance Act imply that the role of umbrella companies may be redundant after the April 2021 private sector IR35 rollout, prompting HMRC to rapidly publish clarification on the matter.