Changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35)

Changes to off-payroll working rules (IR35)

There are some important changes to employment taxes coming into effect from 6 April 2020. Are you affected? You are affected by the changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) if: You are a contractor who works through an intermediary, e.g. your own limited...
Our tax change predictions for 2020

Our tax change predictions for 2020

Usually, by this time of year we’d have a fairly clear picture of the tax changes set to take effect in April. But 2019 has been unusual in many ways, and as the Budget originally planned in November was cancelled to make way for the general election,...
No company car tax from April on pure electric vehicles

No company car tax from April on pure electric vehicles

HMRC rules from 6 April 2020 mean that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21. In its long-awaited response to the review of WLTP and vehicle taxes, HMRC has removed the previously published BIK rates for...
‘Tis the season for trivial benefits

‘Tis the season for trivial benefits

With the season of goodwill upon us our tax team look at a little known and little utilised tax saving, known as trivial benefits. Trivial benefits is a mechanism whereby employees and/or directors can be given trivial benefits such as vouchers or maybe even office...
HMRC issues tax return scam warning

HMRC issues tax return scam warning

Taxpayers who have yet to submit their 2018/19 tax return through self-assessment are being warned about fraudulent scams. HMRC has warned millions of taxpayers to be on their guard ahead of the deadline at midnight on 31 January 2020. Over the last year, the Revenue...
HMRC set to launch enhanced employment status checker

HMRC set to launch enhanced employment status checker

HMRC has confirmed an improved version of its check employment status for tax (CEST) tool should launch before the end of the year. The tool was first introduced in 2017 as part of an extension to the off-payroll (IR35) rules that applied to the public sector. It...