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SMEs warned about contractor tax obligations

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) hiring self-employed contractors are being warned about the risk of avoiding their tax obligations.

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New Universal Credit regulations could hamper self-employed

The self-employed could face difficulties accessing state benefits from next year if draft regulations regarding the new Universal Credit system go ahead, tax advisers have warned.

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£200 million worth of free shares given to workers last year

UK firms gave more than £200 million worth of free shares to employees last year, according to an annual survey by IFS.

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Higher rate taxpayers urged to settle tax returns

Higher rate taxpayers are being given the opportunity to come forward and submit any outstanding tax returns with HMRC as it launches a new time-limited campaign.

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New tax guidance for employers on company paid healthcare

New guidance on the tax implications for companies offering paid healthcare for their employees has been published.

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Tax avoidance: Consultation on general anti-abuse rule launched

The Government has launched a consultation on a new general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) designed to tackle what it terms 'artificial and abusive tax avoidance schemes'.

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Scotland: End of stamp duty tax gains momentum

Stamp duty tax could be scrapped in Scotland, after the Scottish Government announced its intentions to overhaul the taxation system.

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Six new taskforces launched by HMRC

HMRC has launched six new taskforces with the aim of recovering up to £23 million from traders who fail to pay the taxes they owe.

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Charities, pasties and caravans: Chancellor makes series of Budget U-turns

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to limit the amount of tax relief on charitable giving, after listening to the concerns of charities.

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Online tax and Government spending calculator launched

A new online tax calculator enabling individuals to work out how much tax they pay, and how the Government spends it, has been launched by HMRC.

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