VAT DIRECT DEBITS

For anyone who has cancelled their direct debits to utilise the VAT payment holiday between 7th April 2020 and 7th June 2020, HMRC have suggested that businesses do not restart their direct debits until after 31st March 2021.  This is due to the possibility of HMRC trying to collect the payment holiday balance via direct […]

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FOOTBALL REFEREES ARE SELF EMPLOYED

Many of you will be looking forward to the football season resuming, albeit behind closed doors. There has been an interesting tax case recently concerning the employment status of referees. The Upper Tier Tribunal has rejected an appeal by HMRC concerning whether referees officiating at matches in the Championship and lower leagues were employees of […]

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P11D FORMS STILL DUE BY 6 JULY

Despite the coronavirus lockdown HMRC have announced that they will still expect P11d forms reporting expenses and benefits to be submitted by the normal 6 July deadline. Remember that reimbursed expenses no longer need to be reported where they are incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in the performance of the employee’s duties. Dispensations from reporting […]

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CHANCELLOR EXTENDS SELF-EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SCHEME

The government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended, giving more security to individuals whose livelihoods are adversely affected by coronavirus in the coming months, the Chancellor announced on Friday 29 May 2020. Rishi Sunak announced the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme will be extended – with those eligible able to claim a second and final […]

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