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 | 31 March 2020

31 March 2020

This week's articles are 'More fiscal and creative policy needed to address coronavirus crisis', 'Will company directors be thrown a lifeline?', 'Government measures to support people and businesses may have a tax sting in the tail', 'Making Tax Digital for VAT – coronavirus forces "digital links" delay', and 'Coronavirus deals a blow to the shadow economy'.

Weekly tax brief | 24 March 2020

24 March 2020

This week's articles are 'A proposal to save the self-employed and gig-workers from financial destitution', 'Could coronavirus travel restrictions affect your tax residency?', 'What if you’re a UK resident caught in another tax jurisdiction?', 'What are the implications of travel restrictions for company taxation?', 'Self-assessment July 2020 payments deferred until January 2021', 'Coronavirus – VAT payments deferred for three months', and 'HMRC – too many consultations during the crisis?'.

Weekly tax brief | 18 March 2020

18 March 2020

This week's articles are 'Things will get hard, but support is available', 'Making the best of a bad situation – tax relief on capital losses', 'Maximise your end-of-year tax allowances', 'Bye-bye booze cruise?', and 'There is case law to stop outright profiteering from toilet rolls'.

Weekly tax brief | 10 March 2020

10 March 2020

This week's articles are 'Long-term UK tax policy should not be a casualty of the coronavirus', 'What are the tax implications of coronavirus?', 'Coronavirus - travel and leisure sector seeks VAT support'.

Weekly tax brief | 4 March 2020

04 March 2020

This week's articles are 'Drama should not replace policy in Rishi Sunak’s first Budget', 'The long goodbye? Preparing for Entrepreneurs’ Relief big exit.', 'A new dawn for employee ownership may emerge from the Budget', 'Government statement fails to calm fears of a hard Brexit for customs' and 'Tax injustice means that lower-paid employees miss out on pension top-ups'.

Weekly tax brief | 25 February 2020

25 February 2020

This week's articles are 'Tax predictions for the 2020 Budget', 'Should family offices be worried about HMRC’s new secret unit?', 'Top tips for tidying up tax affairs before the tax year end (5 April 2020)', 'HMRC invites claims for overpaid VAT (but doesn’t agree to pay them)', and 'A bluffer’s guide to the Climate Change Levy'.

Weekly tax brief | 18 February 2020

18 February 2020

This week's articles are 'Nothing lasts forever and that includes tax reliefs', 'Hard customs border adds to Brexit pain for UK importers', 'How do we put a taxable value on data?', and 'When is a married couple not a married couple?'.

Weekly tax brief | 12 February 2020

12 February 2020

This week's articles are 'Government consults on new customs tariff for post-Brexit era', 'When petrol and diesel cars are banned, what will replace fuel duty?', ''Change is coming, whether you like it or not' – Greta Thunberg', 'Time-to-pay arrangements now online' and 'Why crypto-traders might need to revisit their returns'.

Weekly tax brief | 5 February 2020

05 February 2020

This week's articles are 'Is George Osborne’s tax legacy unravelling?', 'Scrapping entrepreneurs' relief: a series of unfortunate events', 'It feels as though the new road tax on motorhomes has been driven by too much Top Gear', 'Winter sports business wins uphill struggle against the VAT man', and 'National Insurance Contribution (NIC) rates and thresholds for 2020-21 announced'.

Weekly tax brief | 28 January 2020

28 January 2020

This week's articles are 'Free hospital car parking could produce massive VAT bills for NHS trusts', 'UK businesses beware: contradictory Brexit agreements leave you at the mercy of a 'pick 'n mix' approach to legal precedent', 'National Minimum Wage comes of age', and 'What are the prospects for the EU's proposed carbon border tax?'.

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'.