12 January 2020: ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has urged the Ministry of Justice to rethink proposals for restricting the mechanism for appealing cases from Upper Tribunals to the Court of Appeal.
Tax news from January 2021
Latest news on the UK tax system, brought to you by the ICAEW Tax Faculty.
11 January: The requirement for digital links within MTD for VAT software starts in April 2021, following the end of the soft-landing period. ICAEW’s Tax Faculty is urging HMRC to provide more guidance and is asking for examples of difficulties faced in implementing the requirement.
8 January 2021: HMRC needs to publish draft regulations and guidance detailing forthcoming changes to the construction industry scheme or consider pushing back implementation until 2022, according to ICAEW.
7 January 2021: As HMRC is resisting calls for an easement on self assessment late filing penalties, ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outlines the options available to taxpayers and agents who will have difficulty filing or paying.
Updated 7 January 2021: Following the end of the transition period, workers moving between the UK and the EEA and Switzerland should only pay social security contributions to one country, usually this will be where the work takes place confirms HMRC.
5 January 2021: Following the announcement of further national lockdowns across the UK, updates to guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have highlighted that those with caring responsibilities are eligible for furlough.
5 January: ICAEW’s Tax Faculty has produced six new TAXguides to support members with the key issues facing them in 2021, including: the end of VAT MOSS, new VAT ecommerce rules, employment tax changes and corporation tax deductions for intangible fixed assets.
4 January 2021: As HMRC begins gathering feedback from stakeholders on the potential expansion of the Making Tax Digital regime to corporation tax, ICAEW’s Tax Faculty outline the key things that businesses and agents need to consider.
5 January: In December, HMRC declined calls from professional bodies to relax the self assessment filing deadline but promised to keep the situation under review. Where HMRC issues penalty notices to those who file late, more time will be allowed to appeal and pandemic-related delay on the part of an agent may be accepted as a reasonable excuse.