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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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Dundee-based games development company Konglomerate Games has become a standout in the health gaming industry, with astute tax guidance from Henderson Loggie. The company has adeptly utilised the UK's video games tax relief (VGTR), which allows developers to claim up to 20% of production costs, fuel

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A new regulation has come into effect requiring Scotland’s 29,000 taxi and private hire drivers to undergo HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tax checks as a prerequisite for the renewal of their operating licences. The new measure aims to foster tax compliance within the taxi and private hire indu

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With HMRC forecasting that 283,400 estates will face inheritance tax (IHT) by 2028, Wylie & Bisset has urged clients to seek an early assessment of their IHT exposure and plan ahead. This forecast comes in the wake of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's decision to maintain the IHT threshold at £325,

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