Weekly Tax Brief - 12 January 2016

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments…
House! Taxpayer wins bingo game against the taxman

12 January 2016

We’ve previously discussed how tax legislation often struggles to keep up with technological advancement, and now the humble game of bingo is coming under the scrutiny of the tax tribunal. Apparently the introduction of electronic devices to replace the original bingo card has got the tax experts scratching their heads. It’s enough to make your ‘dabber’ dry out…

Retrospective deadlines may impact international trader

12 January 2016

It’s little wonder that UK businesses trading internationally feel confused, and no, we’re not referring to the potential consequences of an in/out EU referendum, but the more immediate issue of the soon to be implemented European Union Customs Code (UCC).

Why challenging the taxman is not appeal-ling...

12 January 2016

The government is to impose fees for taxpayers wanting to appeal to the tax tribunal. The move has provoked a wave of criticism – not least because many think it is unfair that taxpayers will need to pay to challenge a decision of the state. And don’t even get us started on the eye-watering fees they’re proposing to charge…