Hart Shaw

Dear John,

Welcome to our monthly newswire designed to keep you informed of the latest business and tax issues. Please contact us if you have any questions. Remember, we're here to help.

More HMRC guidance on the Employment Allowance
The Employment Allowance of up to £2,000 is available to most employers from 6 April 2014.
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P11D forms don't get them wrong
HMRC have published a list of common errors in the completion of forms P11D and guidance that medical benefits for lower paid employees are not reportable.
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Shared Parental Leave
The current system of statutory pay and leave entitlements for employed parents is to be reformed for babies due (or adopted children placed) on or after 5 April 2015.
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Icebreaker tax avoidance scheme rejected by HMRC
In a high profile decision HMRC has won a case in which the Icebreaker partnership schemes were shut down, after the tribunal ruled it was set up to shelter more than £120m in tax. 
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Pay your PAYE on time or face in-year interest on late payments
HMRC have issued further guidance on late payment interest on PAYE and CIS payments for 2014/15 onwards and how to avoid it.
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VAT update and fuel scale charges
HMRC have issued guidance on a number of VAT changes.
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Proposed new rules for easier prosecution of offshore tax evaders
The government will consult on plans to introduce a new strict liability criminal offence for individuals who hide their money offshore.
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Kind regards,

Hart Shaw

Tel: 0114 251 8850 | Email: info@hartshaw.co.uk

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