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It’s not too late to get help with your tax return

It’s not too late to get help with your tax return

Earlier this week, HMRC announced that customers will not receive a late filing penalty for completing their 2019-20 tax return after 31‌‌ ‌January, as long as they file online by 28‌‌ ‌February. We are still encouraging customers to file by 31‌‌ ‌January, if they...

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Warning over texts offering fake HMRC grants

Warning over texts offering fake HMRC grants

A wave of scam text messages are being received across the UK, potentially duping people into giving up their card details in order to claim a non-existent government grant. The scam has been quickly designed to take advantage of confusion following yesterday's...

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Self Assessment deadline: less than a month to go

Self Assessment deadline: less than a month to go

Around 5.4 million Self Assessment customers have less than a month to complete their tax return, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced today (5 January 2021), ahead of the deadline on 31 January. HMRC expects 12.1 million tax returns to be filed this year. Around...

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HMRC starts ‘eat out to help out’ compliance checks

HMRC starts ‘eat out to help out’ compliance checks

HMRC is writing to 4,000 businesses who took part in the government’s eat out to help out (EOTHO) scheme for half price meals in bars and restaurants, asking them to verify their claims According to Treasury figures, more than 84,700 food and drink establishments took...

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3million self-employed excluded from Coronavirus support

3million self-employed excluded from Coronavirus support

Industry bodies urgently call on government to stop ‘wilfully ignoring’ the 3million self-employed excluded from Coronavirus support The Prime Minister has announced that the government will increase the financial support available to certain self-employed workers in...

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Off-payroll working rules (IR35) changes

Off-payroll working rules (IR35) changes

From 6 April 2021, there are important changes to the off-payroll working rules. HMRC is relaunching its programme of support to help you prepare. You will need to prepare for the changes if you are: A medium or large sized non-public sector organisation which engages...

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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Today the Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until the end of March‌‌‌ 2021 for all parts of the UK. For claim periods running to 31‌‌‌ January 2021, the UK Government will pay 80% of employees’ usual wages for hours...

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant Extension

Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant Extension

Today the Chancellor announced that the UK Government is increasing the overall level of the next SEISS grant from 55% to 80% of trading profits. This grant will cover a three-month period from the start of November until the end of January. The UK Government will pay...

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