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The new Soft Drinks Industry Levy came into effect with the start of the new tax year on 6 April 2018. The Levy commonly known as the 'sugar tax', has been put into effect to help combat the excess use of sugar especially by children.Since the introd... Read More

There are now just 3 weeks to go until the new data protection regulations become law on 25 May 2018. The new provisions known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represent a step change in data protection regulation, that will impo... Read More

The Finance Bill 2017-18 officially known as Finance (No.2) Bill 2017-19, received Royal Assent on 15 March 2018 following agreement by both Houses. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament to be called the Finance Act 2018. The Act contains th... Read More

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a 77-page introduction to the Data Protection Bill, to help businesses navigate their way around the Bill and focus on the areas that are most relevant to them. Assuming it receives Royal Asse... Read More

The Welsh tax devolution will begin next month when Wales, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales, become responsible for some of the taxes paid in Wales for the first time in over 800 years. From April 2018, Wales will introduce th... Read More

HMRC expects that taxpayers take ‘reasonable care’ over their tax affairs and do everything reasonably within their power to ensure that tax returns and other relevant documents are accurate.There is no legal definition of reasonable care from a taxa... Read More

1 March 2018 - Due date for corporation tax due for the year ended 31 May 2017.2 March 2018 – Self assessment tax for 2016/17 paid after this date will incur a 5% surcharge.19 March 2018 - PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 March 2018. (If... Read More

There are a number of different options open to taxpayers that disagree with a tax decision issued by HMRC. The first step is to make an appeal to HMRC against the tax decision. If taxpayers do not agree with HMRC’s appeals review, there ar... Read More

A recent investigation by the Insolvency Service has seen two married restaurant directors disqualified for a total of 5 years each. The Directors of Gambino Fish Ltd trading as Quality Fish, were the subject of an in-depth investigation by HMRC.The... Read More

HMRC has published a press release following the financial collapse of Carillion. Given the current uncertainty for subcontractors, HMRC understands that some businesses will be experiencing problems paying their tax bill.HMRC is reminding affec... Read More

From 13 January 2018, it will become illegal for any business to charge a fee in addition to the advertised price of a transaction to consumers (widely known as surcharging). For example, a travel company charging more to use a credit card rather tha... Read More

HMRC is warning members of the public of a worrying iTunes gift card scam. The fraudsters are cold calling victims purporting to work for HMRC and warning them that they owe HMRC large amounts of tax which they can only pay off using digital vouchers... Read More