Topical Tips

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PLEASE NOTE: The Archive is a historical resource and by the very nature of these tips the details of tax law might have changed since they were published, so contact your Barnes Roffe partner before acting on any matter contained in these tips.

March 23, 2007

TT95: HMRC spoof emails

A new angle on an old trick Phishing is a scam that has been around for a few years where criminals send emails to thousands of people. Historically these emails have purported to come from banks, credit card companies, online shops and other trusted organisations.
March 22, 2007

TT94: Tax-Free Business Mileage Rates Update

Company car mileage rates go into reverse In Topical Tips 84 we advised on the new rates an employee can claim for business mileage when they pay for all the fuel on a company car. With effect from 1 February 2007 H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reduced the amounts that can be claimed tax-free.
February 22, 2007

TT93: Employment Tax Status

‘Can I hire somebody as self-employed?’ is something our clients ask regularly.
January 22, 2007

TT92: Construction Industry Scheme Update 2

Important news for the construction industry In TT85 we gave advance warning of the changes scheduled for the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) effective 6th April 2007. Here we provide more details about these imminent changes.
December 24, 2006

TT91: Merry Christmas from Barnes Roffe

Merry Christmas from Barnes Roffe LLP In this last issue of Topical Tips for the year we present a round-up of the issues from 2006. TT76 Self-Assessment Filing DeadlinesHow you can avoid a fine if you are a little late with your return. TT77 VAT On Employee Mileage ClaimsAverting potential repayment of VAT using HMRC’s new legislation.
December 23, 2006

TT90: Managed Service Companies

In 2002 the Chancellor introduced a nil rate of Corporation Tax for companies with profits of up to £10,000. It was an untypically naive move that led to a rash of small companies being set up, purely for the purpose of avoiding tax.
December 22, 2006

TT89: Composite Pay Schemes

The changes to the Construction Industry Scheme (‘CIS’) as outlined in Topical Tips 85 in September are making contracting companies and construction agencies nervous. This is because the tax implications for such businesses could mean that many individual subcontractors (i.e.
November 22, 2006

TT88: VAT on Fuel Costs

Company car, but no private fuel In Topical Tips 84 we dealt with the tax-free mileage rate that can be paid to employees to reimburse them for petrol on business journeys when using a company car.
October 23, 2006

TT87: Employee Benefits in Kind Update – Mobile Phones

Changes to exemptions The rules regarding the tax exemption for mobile phones were substantially amended by the Finance Act 2006, and this impacts from 6 April 2006.
October 22, 2006

TT86: Corporation Tax Update

It’s back to where we were! In 2002 the Chancellor introduced a nil rate of Corporation Tax for companies with profits of up to £10,000. It was an untypically naive move that led to a rash of small companies being set up, purely for the purpose of avoiding tax.
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