Monthly Archives: January 2016

New Fees for Tax Tribunal Cases

New fees and charges will be introduced for appealing against an HMRC decision to the Tax Tribunal. The Ministry of Justice has published a scale of fees, which will be introduced as soon as Parliamentary time allows. The charges are: … Continue reading

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HMRC Update VAT MOSS Guidance

HMRC this week updated their guidance on the system for VAT and MOSS, mini one stop shop. The MOSS registration system allows a direct seller of digital or electronic services by automated means, eg apps or e-books, to private consumers … Continue reading

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Westminster Debate on VAT Discrimination on Big Seller Sites

A Westminster Hall (WH) debate is scheduled in Parliament for Thursday 14th on VAT evasion and internet retailers. A WH debate allows MPs to debate an issue outside of government control of the Commons. The problem is discrimination against UK … Continue reading

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OfWat Got its Tax Sums Wrong and Short-Changed Water Customers

Ofwat, the water regulator, has been criticised for getting its tax sums wrong and so making customers pay higher water bills. The problem arose, says the Commons Public Accounts Committee, because OfWat did not take account of the fall in … Continue reading

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HMRC’s Annual Charter

HMRC has published its annual charter report, detailing what it has done in a number of new tax areas of “customer” service. One of these was telephone call handling, over which HMRC has been criticised. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant … Continue reading

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Added Sugar Tax Being Reconsidered

Signs are that the government is reconsidering its position on an added sugar tax. The idea is a tax on sugary drinks and other high-sugar convenience foods would reduce consumption and so benefit public health. The contrary argument is it … Continue reading

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Airlines Cannot Pocket VAT on Unused Tickets

The European Court of Justice has ruled that an airline has to account for VAT, paid to it by a customer, on an unused ticket where there was no refund to the customer. In Air France-KLM C-250&289/14 (Dec/14) the Court … Continue reading

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