Weekly tax brief

In this edition of RSM’s weekly round-up of the most important tax news, we cover the latest developments. Keep up to date with the latest insights here

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Weekly tax brief | 21 January 2020

21 January 2020

This week's articles are 'Last minute can be costly for your tax return', 'Will entrepreneurs’ relief be abolished?', 'What does equal pay mean to the tax system?', and 'Are HMRC getting serious about closing the tax gap?'.

Weekly tax brief | 15 January 2020

15 January 2020

This week's articles are 'Trade agreements: will UK scrap digital services tax?', 'Scottish Government to set out draft Budget plan before the UK Budget', 'New Year, new shirts, new allowance – are retailers still scratching their heads?' and 'IR35 Off-payroll working – are you ready for the new rules?'.

Weekly tax brief | 7 January 2020

07 January 2020

This week's articles are 'Loan charge review – what should you do now?', 'Your New Year tax resolutions', 'Government review of NHS pensions – what are the options?', and 'Surprise VAT decision could offer a financial bonus for membership bodies'.

Weekly tax brief | 18 December 2019

18 December 2019

This week's articles are 'Two simple tax changes could help the government meet its climate change targets', 'Cricket club caught out by VAT penalty', 'Works of art – don't monkey around when it comes to employer perks' and 'Employment allowance changes from April 2020'.

Weekly tax brief | 4 December 2019

04 December 2019

This week's articles are 'Conservative, Labour and Lib Dems tax proposals explained', 'How finding romance can get even more taxing', 'Pensions complexity sets another trap for taxpayers', 'Deficiencies in private residence relief restrict court case', and 'Will off-payroll working rules review change forthcoming IR35 rules?'.

Weekly tax brief | 27 November 2019

27 November 2019

This week's articles are 'Does the Conservative party have a cunning plan to avoid stealth taxes?', 'Tax planning opportunities in the event of a Labour government', 'Doctors unconvinced by NHS pensions fix', and 'Scots can be forgiven for being baffled by the party manifestos'.

Weekly tax brief | 20 November 2019

20 November 2019

This week's articles are 'What should you look for in an election manifesto?', 'Is PM's corporation tax announcement economic or political?', 'Children’s clubs in the VAT spotlight… again', 'Doctors offered sticking plaster to help with pensions tax bills' and 'UK Athletics VAT error highlights lessons for other not-for-profits'.

Weekly tax brief | 13 November 2019

13 November 2019

This week's articles are 'Could this be the election where ‘non-dom’ tax status dies in a ditch?', 'Author campaigns for abolition of VAT on digital publications', 'HMRC defeated as common sense prevails for homeowners' and 'Growing clamour for IR35 reform to be postponed'.

Weekly tax brief | 6 November 2019

06 November 2019

This week's articles are 'Whichever party wins the election, taxes are set to rise', 'More retrospective legislation from HMRC' and 'HMRC’s continuing assault on the unwary'.

Weekly tax brief | 30 October 2019

30 October 2019

This week's articles are '2019 – the year with no Budget?', 'IR35 - is it all about control?', 'NHS under the microscope over the operation of off-payroll rules', 'HMRC offers new MTD extension' and 'Don’t forget the October 31 deadline (no, not that one….)'.

Weekly tax brief | 22 October 2019

22 October 2019

This week's articles are 'OECD proposals will shift taxable profits away from tax havens and back to customer countries', 'VAT, customs duty and trade in a no-deal Brexit', 'The Withdrawal Agreement; what do we know?', 'Is HMRC making key life events unnecessarily hard for taxpayers?', and 'HS2 and the tax treatment for compulsory acquisitions'.

Weekly tax brief | 16 October 2019

16 October 2019

This week's articles are 'Budget 2019: will the Chancellor heed vital tax lessons from the financial crisis?', 'Pensions: what more can be done to help employees?', 'Will the Chancellor stage a Budget-day raid on Entrepreneurs’ Relief?' and 'How has HMRC’s Connect system increased high-income child benefit charge enquiries?'.

Weekly tax brief | 9 October 2019

09 October 2019

This week's articles are 'Brexit delays VAT simplification', 'Will more employers start putting contractors on the payroll?', and 'Could inheritance tax really be abolished?'.

Weekly tax brief | 2 October 2019

02 October 2019

This week's articles are 'Land and property stamp tax receipts suffer biggest fall since credit crunch' and 'Charities come within Making Tax Digital for VAT'

Weekly tax brief | 24 September 2019

24 September 2019

This week's articles are 'Why is the UK government not using the tax system to tackle the climate emergency?', 'Property tax changes – a guide through the maze', 'Don’t abolish the non-dom system ̶ embrace it instead', 'IR35 and deemed employment hitting the headlines again', 'Will Parliament run out of time to pass the off-payroll/IR35 legislation?'.

Weekly tax brief | 17 September 2019

17 September 2019

This week's articles are 'Businesses using the VAT Mini One Stop Shop must switch schemes ahead of Brexit', 'Will tax avoiders be hit with a bigger stick?' and 'The impact of removing tax breaks for independent schools'.

Weekly Tax Brief | 10 September 2019

10 September 2019

This week's articles are 'Will the Conservatives steal Labour’s (tax) clothes?', 'A victory for common sense – HMRC delays construction industry VAT changes', and 'HMRC latest U-turn could reduce VAT bill for travel and leisure operators'.

Weekly Tax Brief | 3 September 2019

03 September 2019

This week's articles are 'If governments fail to respect the rule of law, might taxpayers do the same?', 'Could HMRC's latest IR35 'nudge' campaign herald a wider amnesty? ' and 'Construction sector faces perfect storm of VAT issues'.

Weekly tax brief | 28 August 2019

28 August 2019

This week's articles are 'Does the Macron/Trump agreement spell the end for UK’s tax on big tech companies?', 'Tax system needs total overhaul to meet net zero carbon aspirations', ''Do not ignore HMRC “nudge” letters on UK residential properties', 'VAT case threatens price hike for some cosmetic procedures' and 'Could Scotland sustain itself financially?'.

Weekly tax brief | 21 August 2019

21 August 2019

This week's articles are 'Memo to the Chancellor: ten top tips to simplify the tax system', 'Prepare for the worst: VAT', 'Perfect storm for the construction sector: reverse the reverse charge!', and 'Is test-driving a Tesla part of your no-deal planning?'.

Weekly tax brief | 13 August 2019

13 August 2019

The week's articles are 'Will tax increases pay for Boris’ spending spree?', 'Tax extremes: numbers paying no tax or top-rate tax both increase', 'Document your gifting strategy while you can', and 'An end to the favourable tax treatment of partnerships?'.

Weekly tax brief | 7 August 2019

07 August 2019

This week's articles are 'NHS pensions tax row: government was warned as long ago as 2012', 'The cost of dying is increasing', 'Work experience and internships: to pay or not to pay?' and 'What do new inheritance tax recommendations mean for rural businesses? '.

Weekly tax brief | 31 July 2019

31 July 2019

This week's articles are ''We tax our companies, they don’t tax our companies', 'What do HMRC’s annual accounts tell us about the UK today? ', 'It's all Welsh to me' and 'Scottish farmer wins VAT appeal in the Supreme Court'.

Weekly tax brief | 23 July 2019

23 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Carbon offsetting consultation overlooks existing taxes and devolution', 'Will Boris suffer a bedroom tax?', 'HMRC attempts to tackle VAT on credit notes (again)', and 'The NHS launch High Court action for huge £2.35bn tax rebate'.

Weekly tax brief | 17 July 2019

17 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Is the weaponisation of taxes here to stay?', 'New tax treatment of expenses for unpaid officeholders from April 2020 ', 'Changes to electric car taxation are just tinkering under the bonnet', 'Charities brace for additional VAT costs', and 'It’s wrong to leave the NHS to fix the pensions tax problem'.

Weekly tax brief | 10 July 2019

10 July 2019

This week's articles are 'Hot tax topics, Westminster-style', 'Employment Allowance: stealthy removal or Brexit planning?', 'Simplification of inheritance tax? Yes please!' and 'Compensation or consideration? VAT when contracts are terminated'.

Weekly tax brief | 2 July 2019

02 July 2019

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Weekly tax brief | 26 June 2019

26 June 2019

This week's articles are 'Flaws in Labour and Conservative tax proposals betray muddled thinking', 'Why are the calls for a wealth tax growing in the US?', 'Everything you wanted to know about GATT 24 but were afraid to ask', 'Tax policies of our next PM and the impact on Scotland', and 'Unintended consequences: off-payroll and pension provision'.

Weekly tax brief | 19 June 2019

19 June 2019

This week's articles are 'Land for the many and higher taxes too', 'HMRC increases energy in tackling VAT fraud', and 'New inheritance tax toolkit not equipped for the job'.

Weekly tax brief | 12 June 2019

12 June 2019

This week's articles are 'Grand designs on your tax bill', 'Employment status clarity needed before IR35 reforms hit the private sector', 'Can we reach a global digital tax consensus?', and 'Reverse charge changes due to hit construction industry'.

Weekly tax brief | 4 June 2019

04 June 2019

This week's articles are 'Where do the Conservative leadership hopefuls stand on tax?', and 'How do you fill a £1bn hole in Scotland's finances? '.

Weekly tax brief | 31 May 2019

31 May 2019

The week's articles are 'Just how progressive is the UK tax system?', and 'New approach to crack down on VAT fraud'.

Weekly tax brief | 22 May 2019

22 May 2019

This week's articles are 'Who makes gifts & does IHT really matter?', 'Mystery benefactor sought to pay off student loans (but don't forget the tax!)', 'Could tax reform save the high street?', and 'When does the supply of fuel equate to a financial service?'.

Weekly tax brief | 14 May 2019

14 May 2019

This week's articles are 'Will a carbon-added tax help save the world?' and 'Fewer landlords, but do we have fewer rented properties?'

Weekly tax brief | 9 May 2019

09 May 2019

This week's articles are 'What does the climate emergency mean for our taxes?', 'Making tax digital pilot extended to landlords', 'Wealthy want to pay right amount of tax, HMRC survey finds', and 'HMRC bank accounts get fat as employees get fit'.