Weekly tax brief - 12 April 2017

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments.

When will government pull the plug on tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles?

12 April 2017

With registrations of electric vehicles running at an all-time high, we are reminded of the important part which tax reliefs and incentives will play in bringing this new technology to a position where it can make a significant difference to air quality and lower emissions.

Basic administration failures leave HMRC with no evidence to stand on

12 April 2017

A recent tax tribunal has highlighted a gap in procedure at HMRC regarding the basic administration of documents to effectively log key tax return information deliver by hand. This may seem like a small, almost insignificant issue in the grand scheme of things, but when the majority of tax tribunals deal with bread and butter issues, does HMRC need a more robust system to help reduce the number of cases?