HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has enrolled more than 95,000 qualifying businesses into the simplified import procedures programme, which will be put into place if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal on 31 October 2019.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has automatically enrolled all eligible businesses into its Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) scheme, it has been revealed.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has written to businesses explaining what their regulatory and reporting obligations are for Brexit, urging them to prepare with the new checklist.
HMRC is moving forwards with their digitisation of taxpayer VAT and Income Tax reporting requirements under their much publicised Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative. We have reproduced below recent announcements made by HMRC on this issue. Mandatory filing of VAT returns using MTD compliant software will commence for all returns with reporting periods commencing after … Read more
HMRC has about-faced regarding the ban on using spreadsheets to work out your VAT return data from 1 April 2019, when the new requirement to file VAT returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD) format is introduced. Bowing to pressure from industry, the accountancy profession and Parliamentary committees, HMRC has now agreed that you can use … Read more
If you find it difficult to manage quarterly payments to HMRC to settle your VAT, why not consider the VAT Annual Accounting Scheme (AAS). With the AAS you: make nine payments on account towards your annual VAT bill – based on your last returns (or estimated if you’re new to VAT), and submit one VAT … Read more
It would seem, that HMRC is keen to plug the apparent drain from VAT receipts when contractors and sub-contractors charge their customers VAT and then go missing, keeping the VAT for themselves. This is described in legislation as “missing trader fraud”. Their preferred method for dealing with this abuse is to make customers responsible for … Read more
With no agreement on tariffs, the UK will be treated as any other non-EU trading nation post Brexit. Consequently, UK importers would be required to make an up-front VAT payment in addition to any customs duties. This VAT payment will rank as input VAT that can be reclaimed from HMRC. However, a problem will arise … Read more
Many clubs offer members a range of services for their membership fee. For example, membership may include a members’ magazine. Ordinarily, a magazine subscription should be zero rated for VAT purposes, but when the magazine element is bundled into a general club subscription – that is standard rated for VAT – problems can arise. HMRC … Read more
If you use standard VAT accounting – pay VAT on sales when invoiced and claim back VAT on purchases when invoiced – you may have availed yourself of the six months claim for bad debt relief on unpaid invoices. This would have allowed you to claw back VAT paid to HMRC on invoices that are … Read more