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Clarification for VAT 'payback' policy

HMRC have recently published clarification on their 'payback' policy following the High Court Decision in Community Housing Association case.

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Van owners (and VAT) to benefit from extended car scrappage scheme

The government’s decision to extend the car scrappage scheme could prove helpful to businesses with vans.

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Make business rate relief automatic and extend lending scheme

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

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Recovery ahead, but VAT rise could dampen spending

The UK economy is on course to emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, the CBI has predicted in its latest forecast.

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HMRC announces harmonised interest rates

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced the new interest rates that will be charged for and paid on late and overpaid taxes.

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New VAT filing system due to come into effect

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded businesses that new rules on how VAT returns are submitted and payments are made will be coming into force next year.

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Fall in tax receipts means VAT to rise as planned

There seems no prospect that the cut in VAT will be extended beyond the planned end of the year reversion to the old rate after it was revealed that tax revenues have fallen sharply.

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VAT clarity for DIY housebuilders and converters

HMRC has introduced some changes to the DIY refund scheme with the objectives of bringing clarity and avoiding unnecessary queries.

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Tax plans would help high streets recover

The Chancellor has been urged to drop VAT on energy efficient domestic appliances in a scheme that would mirror the car scrappage programme.

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VAT cut claims disputed

Figures suggesting that not all retailers passed on last December’s cut in VAT have been countered by a leading trade organisation.

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