HMRC set to reform R&D tax relief system

HMRC set to reform R&D tax relief system

Following a recent review, HMRC have estimated they have lost out on £311m in the last 2 years alone due to fraudulent and incorrect claims. Consequently HMRC have put plans in place to reform the current R&D tax relief system in an attempt to reduce these issues....
HMRC confirm R&D offset position

HMRC confirm R&D offset position

HMRC’s policy team have issued some good news to businesses with the confirmation that  R&D tax credit repayment claims will not be subject to offset against tax deferred under a coronavirus scheme. This means that if your business has, for example, deferred its...
The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK part 2

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK part 2

It all began in 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII ordered a change of calendar from the Julian (named after Julius Caesar), which had been in use since 42 BC to the Gregorian. The Julian calendar, which consisted of eleven months of 30 or 31 days and a 28-day...
The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK (part 1)

The INCREDIBLY INTERESTING History of Income Tax in the UK (part 1)

On 9 January 1799, British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduced a desperate and widely abhorred measure to help cover the cost of his country’s wars with France. As part of his government’s fiscal policy, Pitt introduced a direct tax on his citizen’s...
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...