Tax Voice - January 2020

This month’s Tax Voice looks at the potential for bargaining over the UK’s digital services tax with the US, the cost of sharing property with the bank of mum and dad, and at some of the most outlandish excuses given to HMRC for late tax filings.

Brexit bill brings more uncertainty for VAT and customs duty

24 January 2020

The new European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill changes the Brexit picture for VAT and customs duty yet again. Businesses should keep up preparations for a departure on 31 December 2020.

Hybrid legislation - latest developments

24 January 2020

UK hybrid mismatch rules have been in place since 1 January 2017. While highly complex, they aim to neutralise the effect of tax mismatch arrangements most commonly seen in cross-border scenarios.

Unreasonable excuses for late filings?

24 January 2020

The 31 January tax return deadline is coming soon. If you are due to complete a return, please bear in mind that a late return can produce painful results – regardless of the outlandish excuses provided to HMRC.

Digital services tax - a bargaining chip?

24 January 2020

Will the digital services tax still be brought into legislation, as proposed, in April 2020, particularly in light of the intended trade deal the UK is yet to start negotiating with the United States?

The cost of sharing

24 January 2020

What are the tax considerations of buying a property with the support from ‘the bank of mum and dad’. In these cases, it’s easy to miss the complexities of the tax system and accidentally get things wrong.