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Government should keep R&D tax credits, says CBI

The CBI has called on the government not to consider axing the research and development tax credit scheme as a way of saving money.

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Small firms need voice on business tax spending

A small business group has urged that firms be given a say on how the money raised through proposed changes to business rates will be spent.

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HMRC issues penalty warning on employer annual returns

Employers are being advised that, as from 26 January, HM Revenue and Customs is sending out penalty notices to those firms that have yet to file their 2007/08 employer’s annual return.

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Automatic business rate relief ruled out

Providing small businesses with automatic rate relief is not a practical option, the government has said.

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Revenue cuts overpaid tax interest rates to zero

HM Revenue and Customs has announced that, as from 27 January, the rate of interest to be paid on money owing to taxpayers falls to 0 per cent.

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Business Payment Support Scheme: detailed assessment

The Business Payment Support Scheme (BPSS) has a number of detailed technical consequences. These are discussed below.

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Businesses get more time to pay £350 million in tax

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that some 20,000 businesses have so far made use of the Business Payment Support Service (BPSS), delaying payment of £350 million in tax.

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Businesses offered the chance to rearrange tax payments

How businesses that are experiencing difficulties can use the new Business Payment Support Scheme to delay their tax payments.

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Late tax payments and the construction industry

How the new Business Payment Support Scheme affects sub-contractors in the construction industry.

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Business rates hike should be dropped

The government has been urged to reconsider plans to raise the amount of tax that retailers pay on their properties.

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