Are HMRC’s offshore tax evasion targets within range?

, 25 August 2015

Yes, we get that HMRC is getting tough on tax evasion. But why do we get the feeling that the Revenue set up is like the blind leading the blind?

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Tax Credits Deadline Passes; Did HMRC Investment Work For You?

, 01 August 2015

This year's tax credit deadline passed yesterday. After last year's debacle, HMRC has invested £45M in customer service. Was it money well spent?

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Tax Evasion: It’s All Greek To You AND The Taxman

, 22 July 2015

Would you know how to best guess the UK's tax gap? No? Neither does the taxman. With contractors singled out to make up the deficit, is it time to panic?

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Contractors to foot £7bn bill envisaged from dividend tax hike

, 16 July 2015

With the Treasury envisaging £6.8bn more into its coffers from the new tax on dividends, limited company contractors look set to be the big losers

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Budget 2015: contractors must feel stabbed in the back

, 08 July 2015

After years of boosting employment figures and kick-starting the UK economy, contractors took four more bullets in today's emergency budget.

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UK accountants home to roost now job freeze is thawing

, 03 July 2015

Careers in Audit's research shows a drop in UK accountants looking to work abroad. England's pastures, it seems, are once again greener.

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Will we have to file all business costs monthly? It’s a SAF bet

, 25 June 2015

Global tax auditing is getting ever closer to uniformity. In Europe, many states have embraced the SAF file. What will they mean for UK small biz?

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EU Tax Reforms And Imminent Transparency Online Register

, 19 June 2015

UK Govt is way ahead of EU debate on tax evasion & transparency. From 2016, UK companies will share much more on the PSC register than EU demands.

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TAXTools 5 Update: Small Biz Basics for the DIY Accountant

, 10 June 2015

For the contractor/freelancer who feels more secure with a hand's on approach to their accounting, the TAXTools 5 update from ICAEW is for you.

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Up, up and away: contracting jobs go through the roof

, 05 June 2015

This week, both IMA and APSCo report on 'professional flexible workforce' vacancies; they're not only up, but could add £2bn to UK GDP in 2015!

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New immigration laws for landlords threaten contractor investment

, 27 May 2015

David Cameron has proposed a mandatory landlord register to help fight immigration. Where does that leave contractors with buy-to-let investments?

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Serious defaulters rise again; the taxman means business

, 22 May 2015

This time two years ago, HMRC had close on 1,100 individuals and businesses on its MSD programme. Come the end of the 2014/15 fiscal year, that number stood at five-and-a-half times that amount.

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What would Scottish fiscal autonomy mean for contractors?

, 20 May 2015

Whether there's a second Scottish independence referendum may be irrelevant for contractors. 100% fiscal autonomy may still mean more taxation.

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Will Self-Employed NICs be Tories Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

, 13 May 2015

With the Conservatives promising NICs, VAT and income tax freeze, where will they turn to raise funds? Run a limited company? Be prepared!

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