PAYE and NI

Budget 2012: Potential tax reforms could aid SMEs

Small businesses may benefit from a simplified tax system in which full accounts may not have to be presented to HMRC, under plans announced by Chancellor George Osborne in the Budget.

Budget 2012: 50p tax rate cut while income tax threshold is raised

Chancellor George Osborne announced that the 50p top rate of tax will be reduced to 45p in April, and a further £1,100 increase in the personal allowance by 2013, in the Budget made earlier this afternoon.

Budget 2012: Chancellor begins against record borrowing figures

Chancellor George Osborne stands to deliver today's Budget after a blow this morning from official figures indicating that public sector borrowing hit a record £15.183 billion pounds last month - close to double of the £8.875 billion in February and what economists had forecast.

Business groups offer last minute Budget proposals

Business groups have urged the Chancellor to take 'radical action' and deliver measures which support small businesses, drive job creation, and encourage UK economic growth, in the Budget that will be announced tomorrow.

Workers sick on holiday to be granted additional leave

Employees will have a legal right to claim back annual leave if they become ill whilst on holiday, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided.

Report advises fairer treatment of tax disputes

Tax compliance and disputes handled by HMRC should be handled with complete impartiality regardless of company size, a Treasury sub-committee report has found.

HMRC alters stance on employee smartphones

Smartphones such as BlackBerrys and iPhones which are provided by employers to employees will no longer be subject to tax as a 'benefit in kind', HMRC has announced.

HMRC urges employers to get rid of dummies

HMRC is urging employers to double check the employee data submitted on tax returns, after research revealed that many are completed with dummy, incomplete and inaccurate information.

HMRC to clampdown on PAYE and NIC avoidance

Employers who deliberately attempt to dodge their PAYE or National Insurance contributions (NICs) may land themselves in hot water when new HMRC powers come into force this spring.

P45 tax form to remain

Plans to replace to the current P45 tax form with a new 'leaver statement' have been scrapped following a consultation about HMRC's introduction of its Real Time Information (RTI) programme.

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