May 18, 2016

HMRC government fraud prevention saves a whopping £103m

HMRC is a prime target for phishing and other cyber attacks. Fraudsters frequently send out email messages disguised to look as though they come from HMRC, […]
April 28, 2016

Scammed? HMRC might chase you for tax anyway

In the wake of the Panama papers leak, HMRC’s treatment of a group of 209 scammed pensioners seems ironic in the extreme. The pension savers were […]
March 17, 2016

HMRC clamps down on government IT VAT Claims

Just when you thought HMRC were going to do the decent thing and simplify their tax systems and rules for the greater good, they bring out […]
November 19, 2015

HMRC unpopular Business Record Checks stopped

HMRC’s extremely unpopular Business Records Checks initiative is set to be axed, and many in the tax industry are calling it a victory for common sense. […]
October 22, 2015

Is IR35 worth all the bother? 

HMRC has been talking about how to make IR35 work for the last four years, since 2011. So their Budget announcement that they’d be ‘starting a […]
September 17, 2015

Introducing HMRC’s new secure digital tax accounts

What’s new in the bookkeeping world? There’s HMRC’s new secure digital tax account initiative for a start, a development targeted at individual customers which is also […]
March 19, 2015

HSBC tax avoidance scandal leads to calls for HMRC culture change

The super-rich and big business are allowed to avoid paying tax while ordinary people are not. It’s a hard theory to dispute when the HSBC tax […]
January 22, 2015
Filing deadline in the UK for tax returns

Creative excuses for late tax returns!

HMRC has just released this year’s top ten chart of the worst excuses for missing the January 31st online tax return deadline. As you’d imagine, all […]