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Taxpayers warned on latest scam emails

13th January 2017

Taxpayers are being warned about the latest scam email to target them, which takes advantage of the deadline at the end of this month for the 2015-16 Self Assessment tax returns to try and trick taxpayers into thinking they’re due a tax rebate. The email – titled “#Refund Payment Confirmation Number” and an 11-digit number – tells customers that “we ...read more

HMRC vs Dental Practices – To Be VAT Registered or Not To Be

21st August 2015

Since 2006, dentists have been able to incorporate their businesses, and many have chosen to do so because of the benefits it can provide. However, some dentists discovered that the contracts they had with their local NHS trust could not be transferred to the newly created company. One solution to this problem is to continue to run both the old ...read more

Recession deemed ‘Reasonable Excuse’ for VAT penalty appeal.

10th September 2014

A tax tribunal judge has accepted a company’s reason for late payment of VAT liabilities as due to ‘factors flowing from the recession’. Scrimsign Micro-Electronics Ltd received three surcharge notices from HMRC for failing to pay their VAT bills on time. Despite the managing director appealing to HMRC that the company was suffering from financial difficulties attributable to the economic climate, ...read more

The Continued Decline Of HMRC Customer Service – Part 1

26th April 2013

Dealing with HMRC brings out strong emotions in the vast majority of people – and frustration, annoyance, stress and anger tend to be at the top of the list. Some of these reactions are understandable – after all, this bureaucratic behemoth is responsible for taking our hard-earned money in the form of taxes and NI payments. However, a continued decline in customer ...read more