ATT Urges HMRC to Soften Proposed MTD Payment Penalties

The Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has asked HMRC to soften its proposed penalties for late quarterly submissions and payments made through the Making Tax Digital (MTD) system. MTD will be rolled out beginning on the 6th of April 2018 HMRC held a consultation on proposals for sanctions under MTD.…

MTD and the Election

Tax professionals know MTD (Making Tax Digital) inside out. This is because it has been part of their daily conversations and their concerns for some time. As the General Election fast approaches, some accountants have questioned whether MTD has been mentioned in any of the manifestos. This is due to…

HMRC Have Been Giving Wrong Expenses Advice

It has been brought to light that HMRC call centre staff have been giving out incorrect advice. This solidifies the claim by many tax professionals that the current tax and employment legislation is too complex. The latest evidence has come from public sector contractors operating through their own limited companies.…

Accountants Reaction to Snap General Election

Accountants have been quick to react to Theresa May’s call for a snap General Election. This post covers five aspects of the economy that could be affected. 1. Making Tax Digital The progress towards MTD has already suffered a number of setbacks and tax professionals say the election will only…

Reporting on Payment Practices

‘Large companies’ will begin publishing a twice-yearly report about their payment practices to ensure that small and medium sized organisations and businesses (SMEs) are treated fairly and paid on time. The current definition of a large company is one with over 250 employees, £36 million annual turnover, and/or an £18…

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