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Now taxman’s errors are YOUR FAULT: HMRC moves goalposts so it is up to taxpayers to spot mistakes

“The new rules make taxpayers themselves directly responsible for checking their code is correct and spotting mistakes. If they fail to do this, their appeal will not be upheld.” Seems a tad harsh. http://wwwTax bosses want to overhaul a special … Continue reading

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Werrington electrician jailed over £372k VAT fraud

This scam was based on the “HM Revenue and Customs’ (HRMC) policy that new build developments are exempt from VAT meaning contractors do not pass on the charge”. http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Werrington-electrician-jailed-pound-372k-VAT/story-18089104-detail/story.html#axzz2KK5StDv8 Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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VAT if you construct, adapt or install for disabled people

Some alterations made to a disabled person’s private home can be VAT zero-rated but many are not aware of the regulations surrounding this. Here is how HMRC explain the situation: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/sectors/builders/disabled.htm Eamon McNicholas Tax Barrister, Accountant http://www.EamonMcNicholas.com

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