The organisation representing UK tax compliance specialists has warned that a proposed government cap on income tax reliefs will distort decisions on how businesses should be structured and lead to more decisions being taken for tax rather than

HMRC have announced the final filing results for returns submitted by the SA deadline on 31 January 2013. HMRC confirm that these are the best SA results ever. The previous highest ‘on time’ proportion was 92%, when the first ever SA returns were

HMRC have informed us that the Bank of Santander is having problems with their Bill Pay service that taxpayers use to pay their tax by credit card or debit card.

HMRC are making several changes to the RTI pages on the HMRC website over the next few months. Many of the changes are as a result of consulting the professional bodies. In addition to the changes listed below, following discussions with the

The ATT comments, sent to the House of Lords Finance Bill Sub-Committee on 22 January 2013, on countering the avoidance of tax, as part of the draft clauses published for inclusion within the Finance Bill 2013.

Tax experts are warning that chopping and changing of capital allowances will lead to error, confusion and higher professional costs for small businesses.

The new President of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) has begun her term of office with a promise to encourage ongoing learning within the tax profession and a commitment to step up the Association’s work to improve the tax system.

HMRC have issued a news release (SPEC 18/12) reminding operators of gaming machines that machine games duty (MGD) becomes payable from 1 February 2013.

The CIOT and ATT have updated a briefing note on some of the Professional Standards issues which arise out of the UK/Swiss Tax Deal.

Agent Update 33, December 2012 - January 2013, has been published. This is available to download here in PDF format.