Category Archives: HMRC

HMRC Overthrows Car Warranty Tax Avoidance Scheme

HMRC overthrows car warranty tax avoidance scheme A tax avoidance scheme designed to avoid VAT on car repairs has been successfully challenged by HMRC. The scheme in question saw a group selling car warranties restructure themselves so that they could … Continue reading

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HMRC closes down Illegal filling station

HMRC closes down Illegal filling station An illegal filling station and fuel laundering plant in County Tyrone has been discovered and disassembled by HMRC recently. The bootleg station was allegedly selling prohibited fuel for only £1.11 per litre. Inndustrial units … Continue reading

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HMRC Basic PAYE Tools Error Messages

HMRC Basic PAYE Tools Error Messages The new PAYE real time system is apparently undergoing some teething issues. HMRC have been issuing advice after a number of customers who are trying to submit PAYE information in real time have reported … Continue reading

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HMRC Helplines

HMRC Helplines Several of HMRC’s helplines have been switched from expensive 0845 numbers to cheaper 03 numbers. HMRC has promised that by the end of summer none of their helplines will still use the 0845 prefix.   Unfortunately though, the … Continue reading

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40,000 applications made by HMRC to view customer’s private data

40,000 applications made by HMRC to view customer’s private data   A freedom of information request has revealed that HMRC has made over 40,000 applications to view people’s private communication details, over the past three years. Information appealed for by … Continue reading

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HMRC collect a record £220m owed by wealthiest taxpayers

HMRC collect a record £220m owed by wealthiest taxpayers A specialist section of HMRC known as the High Net Worth Unit (HNWU) collected their highest ever amount of tax last year. HNWU handles the tax affairs of the UK’s richest … Continue reading

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PAYE shake up has begun

PAYE shake up has begun The biggest change the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system has ever seen since it began- Real Time Information – was introduced recently. From now on employers are required to move to a new way … Continue reading

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HMRC helplines to be made cheaper

HMRC helplines to be made cheaper Currently taxpayers, who ring HMRC helplines for advice regarding their tax affairs, have no choice but to use expensive 0845 numbers. Phone calls to these numbers often result in high phone bills, particularly for … Continue reading

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US investment bank Morgan Stanley lose HMRC court battle

US investment bank Morgan Stanley lose HMRC court battle HMRC have won in a court case regarding a tax avoidance scheme involving US investment bank Morgan Stanley and FTSE 100 company Land Securities. HMRC’s victory will save the UK at … Continue reading

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HMRC continues crackdown on tax dodgers

HMRC continues crackdown on tax dodgers The tax office has announced it will extend its close monitoring of individuals and businesses who have deliberately evaded paying tax. Those suspected of tax evasion will have up to their last five years … Continue reading

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