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.

To maximise efficiency and accuracy, HMRC prefer agents to use the online tax registration service (OTRS) when registering clients for SA and NIC. Where this cannot be done the new version of form CWF1 must be used. From 1 February 2013, HMRC

HMRC have supplied a briefing note on the work that is being done on the Tax Agent Strategy, explaining the work to date and the plans for the near future. Much of the work to date has involved CIOT and ATT members in various workshops and pilots

HMRC have provided a further informal update on PAYE related matters for sharing. The update covers the Alternative Dispute Resolution trial for SME's and Individuals, and a link to the technical note for draft amendments to regulations for PAYE