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Haulage industry association dismayed at HMRC 'error' 29 February 2016

A key tax allowance in the transport sector is the subject of confusion as a result of an HMRC error, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA). Read full story

Advisory fuel rates updated by HMRC 26 February 2016

HMRC has released an update on its advisory fuel rates, effective from 1 March. Read full story

HMRC announces key appointments 26 February 2016

Edward Troup will become executive chair of HMRC while Jon Thompson will be the organisation’s new chief executive, replacing Lin Homer. Read full story

Latest National Minimum Wage offenders named and shamed 9 February 2016

More than 90 employers failing to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named and shamed following investigation by HMRC. Read full story

Tax professionals issue warning over quarterly tax reporting 18 January 2016

Compelling small businesses to submit information digitally will lead to involuntary non-compliance, the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has warned. Read full story

CIPP: Next HMRC chief must improve payroll support 13 January 2016

The next HMRC chief executive must address problems with the organisation’s service to employers and payroll workers, says the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP). Read full story

Lin Homer to step down as HMRC CEO in April 11 January 2016

Lin Homer has announced she is to leave HMRC in April, after more than four years as the organisation’s chief executive. Read full story

NICs software guidance published 11 January 2016

HMRC has published the National Insurance Contributions (NICs) guidance for software developers 2016-17. Read full story

HMRC chief awarded damehood despite performance criticism 4 January 2016

Lin Homer, chief executive of HMRC, was awarded a damehood in the New Year Honours list, despite a barrage of criticism over the tax authority’s performance in 2015. Read full story

HMRC rolling out personal tax accounts 22 December 2015

The new system of personal tax accounts is being rolled out by HMRC for individuals currently in self-assessment, with all taxpayers to have personal accounts by April next year. Read full story

Tax on benefits in kind to be simplified 11 December 2015

A statutory measure will define which employer-provided benefits in kind (BiKs) are deemed ?trivial’ and therefore exempt from income tax and National Insurance contributions (NICs). Read full story

Emergency flood support announced by HMRC 9 December 2015

HMRC is offering support for anyone affected by the recent severe weather and floods, including a special telephone helpline. Read full story

HMRC streamlines SME tax portals 9 December 2015

HMRC and Companies House have streamlined two of their online services for small businesses to make them accessible through a single account. Read full story

Warning over SRIT impact 4 December 2015

The introduction of the Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) will have a “significant but under-recognised” impact on employers both inside and outside of Scotland, tax consultants have warned. Read full story

HMRC updates advisory fuel rates 30 November 2015

HMRC has released an update on its advisory fuel rates, effective from 1 December. Read full story

Tax bodies: HMRC services must not suffer because of restructuring 19 November 2015

A planned restructuring of HMRC must not adversely impact the service it gives to the public, say the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT). Read full story

Job losses feared as HMRC announces office closures 13 November 2015

HMRC is to close 137 local offices by 2027, to be replaced by 13 new regional tax centres which will open in the next five years. Read full story

HMRC slammed by Commons Treasury Committee 11 November 2015

Lin Homer, HMRC chief executive, has apologised for the organisation’s call handling after it was described as “staggeringly bad” by the Commons Treasury Committee. Read full story

Concern over tax fraud in haulage industry 6 November 2015

Fraud involving the tax status of lorry drivers is becoming a serious concern for the transport industry, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned. Read full story

MPs: HMRC is failing customers 5 November 2015

HMRC’s service to customers is unacceptable, according to the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC). Read full story


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