Business Tax

Revenue offers guidance on new inspection rules

As from 1 April 2009, new legislation will affect the way that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) conducts enquiries, visits and inspections.

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Companies warned of increased late filing penalties

Companies House has stepped up its efforts to warn firms that they face more punitive penalties for the late filing of annual accounts.

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Parking space tax would 'hit' businesses

Firms could be facing a huge tax bill on their car parking spaces if a new levy goes ahead, it has been claimed.

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Consultation begins on taxpayers’ charter

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a draft of a taxpayers’ charter and is inviting the views of the public and businesses on it.

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Government should keep R&D tax credits, says CBI

The CBI has called on the government not to consider axing the research and development tax credit scheme as a way of saving money.

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Small firms need voice on business tax spending

A small business group has urged that firms be given a say on how the money raised through proposed changes to business rates will be spent.

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HMRC issues penalty warning on employer annual returns

Employers are being advised that, as from 26 January, HM Revenue and Customs is sending out penalty notices to those firms that have yet to file their 2007/08 employer’s annual return.

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Automatic business rate relief ruled out

Providing small businesses with automatic rate relief is not a practical option, the government has said.

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Revenue cuts overpaid tax interest rates to zero

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that, as from 27 January, the rate of interest to be paid on money owing to taxpayers falls to 0 per cent.

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Business Payment Support Scheme: detailed assessment

The Business Payment Support Scheme (BPSS) has a number of detailed technical consequences. These are discussed below.

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