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HMRC Launches Alternative Dispute Resolution Service

Posted by Andy Prodger on 2013 Sep 12

Following a two year trial, HMRC has launched it’s “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR) service with effect from the 2nd September 2013. The ADR is meant as an alternative way for small businesses and individuals to resolve disputes with the Revenue. The ADR service uses independent HMRC facilitators to resolve disputes between HMRC and customers during a compliance check. The aim of the service is to find a swift ,fair result for the parties involved and reduce costs. The service is available to individual taxpayers and small businesses where a tax issue is in dispute, regardless of whether a tax decision or assessment has been made by HMRC that can be appealed.

Late Filing Penalties for Self Assessments

Posted by Andy Prodger on 2013 Jul 26

HMRC have recently issued some amended rules regarding late filing penalty fines.

 

Anyone missing the Self Assessment filing deadline this year will be immediately liable for a £100 late filing penalty. The penalty will apply even if there is no liability or if any tax due is paid in full by 31 January 2014!

HMRC News – Simplified Expenses for Business Mileage

Posted by Andy Prodger on 2013 Jul 22

A non-statutory mileage rate scheme was previously available to small businesses, which allowed a deduction for business mileage to be computed using the 'Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (AMAP)' rates applicable under employment income rules.

VAT Fraud Gang Sentenced

Posted by admin on 2013 Jun 20

A gang that masterminded a pyramid-style £270,000 VAT fraud uncovered through members’ incriminating text messages has been sentenced. 

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