Business tax

HMRC call times triple

Average HMRC call waiting times have tripled over the last 18 months, resulting in a loss to taxpayers of £97 million last year.

Capital gains tax changes could encourage business investment

Looking to make an investment? Changes to capital gains tax and entrepreneurs' relief may boost investment for start-ups and fast-growing businesses.

Apprenticeship levy could lead to businesses abandoning training

Is your business prepared for the apprenticeship levy? The Confederation of British Industry has called for a 'radical rethink' ahead of its April 2017 introduction.

Daily penalties date for late tax returns approaching

Those who have yet to file their online tax return with HMRC for the 2014/15 tax year could face daily penalty charges.

HMRC tax fraud strategy criticised by committee

HMRC is not doing enough to tackle tax fraud, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

Quarterly business tax returns questioned by independent watchdog

The Administrative Burdens Advisory Board, an independent oversight body for HMRC, has “significant concerns” about the government’s plans to introduce quarterly digital tax returns for businesses.

Range of tax changes for businesses

Several tax changes have come into effect from 1 April 2016 that will affect businesses.

Changes in commercial stamp duty rates

New stamp duty rates on commercial property are set to be introduced from 17 March 2016.

Apprenticeship levy may disadvantage smaller businesses

The Chartered Institute of Taxation has urged the government to rethink its approach to the apprenticeship levy set to be introduced from April 2017.

Record business rates collection for councils

Local councils are expected to collect a record £23.5 billion in business rates by 2017.

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