HMRC waives late self-assessment penalties by one month

HMRC waives late self-assessment penalties by one month

HMRC has delayed late filing and payment penalties for self-assessment taxpayers by one month to help them cope with pressures caused by the pandemic. The tax year ends on the 5th of April each year with tax returns filed electronically due by the following 31st...
HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC write off £4.3bn in Covid payments lost to fraud

HMRC are expecting to recover £1 of every £4 stolen from the public purse by fraudsters during the pandemic. In figures published last week a total of £4.3 billion has been written off. This represents c74% of the total £5.8 billion that was stolen from its emergency...
Investing and trading in cryptocurrency; know how to tax it

Investing and trading in cryptocurrency; know how to tax it

HMRC have been keen to ensure that all individuals and businesses are paying the correct levels and amounts of UK tax on their cryptocurrency and other crypto assets. So if this is you, it is vital that you are aware of your tax obligations. Investing and trading in...
Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure

Autumn Budget 2021 – Budget Brochure The Chancellors autumn budget was released on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Whilst a lot of the budget was known before the official announcement there was a lot more detail released on the day. It remains to be seen how the country...
New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

New appointment boosts firm’s tax offering

Pictured: Neil Whittingham and Scott Lees Wigan based accountancy and business advisory firm NR Barton has appointed former top ten tax advisor Scott Lees to head up its tax offering. Scott, a former Tax Manager at Azets (formerly CLB Coopers) in Bolton, specialises...
Firms still owe HMRC billions after VAT holiday

Firms still owe HMRC billions after VAT holiday

More than one in four businesses that were allowed to defer tax payments during the spring lockdown last year still owe the Treasury billions. A total of 156,500 out of 590,000 businesses that took advantage of Rishi Sunak’s VAT deferral between March and June have...