Monthly Archives: January 2017

HMRC Warning on Phising Scams

HMRC have put out another guide on recognising phising scam emails or texts. It has useful sections on: email scam addresses, phishing emails, request for personal information, bogus callers or recorded messages and requests to complete tax forms online. Examples … Continue reading

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Ireland and Brexit

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) in Ireland has published a paper “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers”. A special concern for Ireland is the impact on customs duties, VAT and other tax revenues and what happens to the free-movement … Continue reading

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VAT Information Sheet 02/17 – Romanian VAT

VAT Information Sheet 02/17 has been published by HMRC. It is a reminder that the rate of VAT in Romania went down from 20% to 19% as from 1st January this year. Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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HMRC and New Years Honours

A number of HMRC’s top civil servants gained in the New Years honours list. The same as senior government staff from most departments. But Tim Farron, leader of the Lib Dem party has criticised the gongs for HMRC as a … Continue reading

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UK Ambassador to EU Makes Way for Brexit

The UK ambassador, representative, to the EU has stepped down early, to make way for their replacement, and deputy, before the invoking of article 50 and the ensuing negotiations. In leaving they also said that the UK has opportunities from … Continue reading

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Disagreeing with an HMRC Tax Decision

HMRC have updated their guidance leaflet, HMRC1, on what to do if you disagree with one of their tax decisions. Both indirect taxes like VAT and direct such as income or inheritance tax. It is a handy initial guide outlining … Continue reading

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