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Important changes to the tax system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers that a number of important new measures are due to come into effect in April.

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Small businesses could fail to 'qualify' for Scotland’s rate relief

From 1 April 2009, the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme will allow businesses with premises worth up to £8,000 to pay no rates at all.

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Tax breaks would help tackle the recession, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to introduce tax reliefs for businesses in the forthcoming Budget.

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Recession tax relief measures could 'discriminate' against some businesses

Unincorporated businesses could miss out on a tax relief scheme introduced by the Chancellor in the pre-Budget Report.

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Small employers urged to claim £75 online filing bonus

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

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Government should 'scrap' double business rates hit

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

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Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

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Budget must 'address' small business confidence

The 2009 Budget, which will be delivered on 22 April, must focus on improving business confidence, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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Tax return mistakes get new penalty system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that a new penalty regime for tax errors is due to come into effect soon.

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Late tax payments see interest rate cut

Taxpayers who are late in meeting their tax bills are to be charged a lower rate of interest on unpaid liabilities.

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