Tax

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Following HMRC’s announcement that it will not appeal against Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams’ court win over IR35 rules, Wylie & Bisset, Accountants and Business Advisers, has noted that the case illustrates the uncertainty surrounding agreeing an IR35 determination with HMRC. TV p

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HMRC has garnered £1 billion in additional revenue through investigations into underpaid landfill tax over the past five years, with a £281 million collected in the last year alone, according to law firm Pinsent Masons. Landfill tax is imposed on waste disposed of in landfill and is desi

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Sixteen business representative groups have jointly written to the Scottish Government’s Deputy First Minister & Finance Secretary, Shona Robison MSP, to voice alarm at the Scottish Government’s consideration of a new business rate surtax and what it means for wider tax policy towar

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Judges have ruled that Walkers must pay VAT on its mini poppadoms because they are really just crisps. The snack giant had argued that that its Sensations Poppadoms were not crisps and should not attract sales tax.

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Manchester-based specialist tax consultancy Forbes Dawson has expanded into Scotland with the appointment of Brona MacDougall as a director. Ms MacDougall, who has worked in tax for 15 years, will head up the firm's Scotland operations from Lismore in the Scottish Highlands.

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Legislation enabling councils to increase their affordable housing stock without having to pay a tax on additional properties has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament. Under changes to the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS), paid as part of Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, the length of t

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Legislation which would give councils the power to introduce a visitor levy to raise funding for local tourism facilities and services has passed its first vote at Holyrood.

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the UK government to consider removing the “barrier to growth” many small businesses are faced with by raising the VAT threshold. FSB's new paper, "VAT for Small Businesses", suggests revamping the VAT system could be the key to unlockin

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Ahead of today's Scottish Budget, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) have called on the Scottish and UK governments to use the tenth anniversary of the Smith Commission next year to review the implementation of Scotland’s devol

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New powers enabling councils to charge up to double the full rate of council tax on second homes have been agreed by the Scottish Parliament. Councils will be able to increase the charges from 1 April 2024, with rates for the first year being based on those from 2023-24.

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Tax experts have voiced concern following an HMRC announcement that its self-assessment helpline and dedicated agent line will focus on "priority queries" in the run-up to the filing deadline. Customers with "queries that can be quickly and easily resolved online" will be directed to use HMRC's onli

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Scottish TV presenter Kaye Adams has won a nine-year battle with HMRC over her income tax and national insurance contributions while working for the BBC. The First-Tier Tribunal Tax Chamber yesterday ruled that Ms Adams was correctly classed as a self-employed worker rather than as a BBC employee.

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