Entries by Taxfile

Landlords & Property Investors Take Note: New Capital Gains Tax Rules for 2020

The new capital gains tax (CGT) rules will come into effect on April 2020, which will more than likely impact the sales of most additional properties in the UK. CGT is paid on profits from the sale of investment properties that are not the sellers main place of residence. The amount of CGT paid is […]

Domestic Reverse Charge for VAT within the Construction Industry Scheme

IMPORTANT UPDATE! On 06/09/2019 HMRC announced that the Domestic Reverse Charge will be postponed for 12 months and will come into effect 01/10/2020.   Their official statment; “To help these businesses and give them more time to prepare, the introduction of the reverse charge has been delayed for a period of 12 months until 1 October […]

The Early Bird Gang

HMRC expects people to do tax returns for various reasons; Those that have an income outside of a PAYE scheme (i.e. self-employed) High earners on PAYE schemes, earning above £100K Company Directors & Shareholders Landlords who have rental incomes The tax returns calculated generally run between the dates 06/04/xx through to 05/04/xy, the calculation, submission, […]

HMRC’s Anti-Money Laundering Fees Increase

In December 2018, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an organisation founded on the initiative of the G7 to develop policies to combat money laundering, stated; ‘…the UK had a well developed & robust regime to effectively combat money laundering & terrorist financing.  However, it needed to strengthen its supervision, & increase the resources of […]

Making Tax Digital (MTD) delayed due to Brexit

HMRC delays the rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for businesses & individuals beyond 2021: Even though MTD for VAT has been rolled out, the wider extension of the MTD scheme for individuals & businesses has been delayed till at least 2021. The Chancellor’s 2019 Spring Statement mentioned; “The focus will be on supporting businesses […]

CIS Tax Rebates

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is where a construction contractor deducts, at source, a portion of the money due to their subcontractor. Whatever amount is deducted is then passed directly to HMRC which is then counted towards the tax and National Insurance of a subcontractor. This effectively pays the tax element in advance. How much […]

£10/day penalty

HMRC is collecting £10 per day every day from workers who have failed to file their returns on time, Since May 1, officials at HM Revenue and Customs have been thrashing 650,000 late filers with a £10-a-day fine. Many of those affected are likely to be the self-employed, higher earners with savings and landlords and […]

Back Taxes: Filing Late Tax Returns

A  record 9.45 million Self Assessment tax returns were filed on time this year, and a record 7.65 million (80.9 per cent of them were filed online, as per HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).This means that for the first time in seven years 90.4 per cent of taxpayers met the deadline – an increase of […]