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31 May

Existing fraud attempts - Anti-Terrorist Certificate

This is a scam involving postal items supposedly being stopped by Customs that require the purchase of an Anti-Terrorist Certificate before being released.

2007-05-31
Times Article - “Thousands of buy-to-let families face tax shock”

Many of you will have seen the article in The Times on 29th May - “Thousands of buy-to-let families face tax shock” and you may be receiving queries from your clients about this.

2007-05-31
National statistics: pensions

Statistics as pre-announced have now been updated.

2007-05-31
Construction Industry Scheme CIS372 (PDF 17K)

Letter CIS372 'Retaining gross payment status in New CIS' is being issued to all subcontractors currently paid gross.

2007-05-31

30 May

Existing fraud attempts - Compensation scam

This scam is aimed at people who supposedly have already been the subject of a fraud attempt.

2007-05-30
Employment status - Managed Service Companies

The information has been updated.

2007-05-30
National statistics: updates scheduled for June 2007 (PDF 31K) (item removed 27/7/07)

The latest updates schedule for June is now available.

2007-05-30
National statistics: updates scheduled for July 2007 (PDF 27K)

The latest updates schedule for July is now available.

2007-05-30
Stamp Taxes: 2D barcoded land transaction returns: update on process change

We previously explained that we would stop manually inputting 2D barcoded returns that failed scanning. After monitoring the impact of customer letters we sent out, we have extended the period in which we will continue to manually process these returns.

2007-05-30
Negligible Value List

The Negligible Value list has been updated to include New Negligible Value Agreements in May 07.

2007-05-30

25 May

Statutory Instrument - SI 1509 (PDF 39K)

The Control of Cash (Penalties) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-25
Statutory Instrument - SI 1509 (EM) (PDF 20K)

Explanatory Memorandum to the Control of Cash (Penalties) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-25
Statutory Instrument - SI 1508 (PDF 45K)

The Goods Infringing the Olympics and Paralympics Association Rights (Customs) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-25
Statutory Instrument - SI 1508 (EM) (PDF 29K)

Explanatory Memorandum to the Goods Infringing the Olympics and Paralympics Association Rights (Customs) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-25
Childcare Calculator

We are sorry but the calculator is in the process of being upgraded for the new tax year and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

2007-05-25
Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) (PDF 189K)

Pension Schemes Services (PSS) has today published an update to the QROPS list.

2007-05-25
Web Manager

A new vacancy has been advertised today for a Web Manager, Communications & Marketing, 100 Parliament Street, London.

2007-05-25
Senior Consultant

A new vacancy has been advertised today for a Senior Consultant, Communications & Marketing, 100 Parliament Street, London.

2007-05-25
Quality Manager

A new vacancy has been advertised today for a Quality Manager, Communications & Marketing, 100 Parliament Street, London.

2007-05-25
Leadership Content Manager

A new vacancy has been advertised today for a Leadership Content Manager, Communications & Marketing, 100 Parliament Street, London.

2007-05-25
Journalist

A new vacancy has been advertised today for a Journalist, Communication & Marketing, 100 Parliament Street, London.

2007-05-25
Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI) Survey 2007

HMRC has commissioned Ipsos-MORI, an independent research company, to carry out research into tax-advantaged Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI), to enable HMRC to assess whether any reported effects suggest that EMI has met its policy objectives.

2007-05-25

24 May

Employer talk 2008

Some Employer talk events for 2008 have been announced.

2007-05-24
HMRC launches its strategic framework for tackling criminal finances

HMRC has launched its strategic framework for tackling criminal finances. This sets out the context and principles within which the Department will make a continuing significant contribution to overall Government and HMRC targets and objectives.

2007-05-24
PAYE: 2006-07 PAYE Returns – Have you sent yours yet?

The 19 May deadline for your 2006-07 PAYE Return has passed. But, you will not be charged a late filing penalty if we have your Return by midnight 28 May.

2007-05-24
HM Revenue & Customs Brief 40/07

This Brief gives details of an article: Oversea leasing - sections 109 and 110 Capital Allowances Act 2001 - leases entered into before 1 April 2006.

2007-05-24
Minutes of the JCCC Sub Group meeting on SAD Harmonisation

Minutes of the JCCC Sub Group meeting on SAD Harmonisation held on 17 April 2007.

2007-05-24

23 May

Share Focus – Issue 5 (PDF 110K)

The fifth edition of Share Focus, the newsletter of the Employee Shares & Securities Unit, has now been published.

2007-05-23
Expansion of Joint International Tax Shelter Information Centre - JITSIC

The Commissioners of the Australian, Canadian, UK and US tax administrations have decided to open a second JITSIC centre - in London, UK - in Autumn 2007.

2007-05-23

22 May

Employer Mailings survey 2007

We will shortly be conducting research to evaluate the range of support services and guidance we provide for employers and tax practitioners to help them with their responsibilities.

2007-05-22
List of Income Tax Offices for individuals

We have incorporated towns and places into this list with links to the most appropriate office, this should help customers, who do not know their reference number, to find the most suitable office to contact.

2007-05-22
Error on page 13 of Employer Bulletin Issue 26

We have discovered an error in the article entitled Cleansing your payroll on page 13 of Employer Bulletin April 07 Issue 26.

2007-05-22
National Tax Credit statistics 2005-06

National Statistics on Tax Credits and their recipients published today show in 2005-06.

2007-05-22
National Statistics on tax expenditures and ready reckoners

Tax allowances and reliefs in force in 2005-06 or 2006-07 Cost not known.

2007-05-22
National Statistics on Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics

Finalised Annual Awards 2005-06.

2007-05-22
National Statistics on Child and Working Tax Credits Statistics

Finalised Annual Awards 2005-06 Geographical analyses.

2007-05-22

21 May

PAYE: 2005-06 Penalties

We are still sending further penalty notices from 21 May 2007 for outstanding 2005-06 Employer Annual Returns and Contractor Returns.

2007-05-21
HMRC Compliance Cost Reviews (CCRs)

Have been updated today.

2007-05-21
National Statistics: tax receipts and tax payers

Statistics as pre-announced have now been updated.

2007-05-21
National Statistics: property transactions

Statistics as pre-announced have now been updated.

2007-05-21

18 May

Corporation Tax Operational Consultative Committee Meeting 23 January 2007

Minutes of latest meeting now published.

2007-05-18
VAT: Reverse charge for purchases and sales of mobile phones and computer chips

This Information Sheet updates and replaces Information Sheet 06/07. It provides further guidance in areas commented on in the first Information Sheet.

2007-05-18
PAYE: Downloading and printing form P60 from HMRC’s Online Return and Forms – PAYE

We are aware that a small number of users have not been able to download and print their forms P60. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.

2007-05-18
News Release: HM Revenue & Customs Departmental Report 2007

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Departmental Report was laid before Parliament yesterday and is published on the HMRC website.

2007-05-18
Collection of Student Loans: Annual Statements

An update for those who have not yet received a statement from Student Loans Company showing repayments for 2004/05 and 2005/06.

2007-05-18

17 May

HMRC Departmental Report 2007

Spring Report 2007 - This report contains the spring 2007 departmental report for HM Revenue & Customs.

2007-05-17
List 3 (Fees and subscriptions paid to Professional Bodies and Learned Societies) (PDF 2.2MB)

The List 3 has been amended to correct a discrepancy between the .html and the .pdf versions.

2007-05-17
Real Estate Investment Trusts

Draft regulations relating to Real Estate Investment Trusts.

2007-05-17
Introduction to the Tariff

New Tariff Stop Press Notices 36/07.

2007-05-17
Single Administrative Document (SAD) Harmonisation

This is the starting point for obtaining information about the SAD Harmonisation project, due to be implemented in the UK in the latter half of 2007.

2007-05-17
Definition of Offshore Fund: BN29

We have now published guidance on what may constitute an open-ended company in the context of the changes made to the offshore funds regime by clause 56 Finance Bill 2007.

2007-05-17
News release: Further consultations on HMRC Powers

HMRC has published two more consultation papers, as part of its work to modernise its powers, deterrents and accompanying safeguards. The first paper considers options for a new approach to compliance checks, while the second asks for views on the adequacy and effectiveness of current safeguards for taxpayers.

2007-05-17
Modernising Powers, Deterrents and Safeguards: A new approach to compliance checks

This consultation document seeks views on a compliance checking framework which would align rules across income tax, corporation tax, VAT, PAYE and NICs. It would also distinguish between non-business and business taxpayers and better align the time-limits for making tax assessments. Closing date for responses: 10 August 2007.

2007-05-17
Modernising Powers, Deterrents and Safeguards: Safeguards for Taxpayers

This consultation document seeks views on the adequacy and effectiveness of current safeguards for taxpayers. Annex 1 provides a summary of taxpayer safeguards and HMRC would welcome comments on its comprehensiveness and accuracy. Annexes 2 - 5. Closing date for responses 10 August 2007.

2007-05-17

16 May

News release: new EU cash declaration rules

A new European Union (EU) law on travellers declaring cash comes into force in one month's time. It is being introduced to help combat money laundering.

2007-05-16
News release: new tax repayment form (R40) now available

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has redesigned its R40 'Tax Repayment Form' to make it easier for customers to understand and complete.

2007-05-16
Board minutes

Summary minutes of February 2007 Board meetings.

2007-05-16
R185 (Trust Income) - Statement of Income from Trusts (PDF 51K)

The error publicised on 2nd May has been corrected. The amended form may now be downloaded from this site. However printed versions of the amended form will not be available for some weeks.

2007-05-16
Retrospective Liability for PAYE and NICs

Guidance for employers is now available for retrospective liability for PAYE and NICs

2007-05-16

15 May

An introduction to Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

An introduction to Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit has now been added to the Tax Credit pages

2007-05-15
Corporation Tax on Chargeable Gains: Indexation Allowance: April 2007

Revised indexation table reflecting RPI for April 2007.

2007-05-15
PAYE: 2006-07 PAYE Returns – Send it now!

The deadline for your 2006-07 PAYE Return is 19 May. So, if you have not sent yours already, you must do all you can to send it as soon as possible.

2007-05-15
Notice CCL1 A general guide to Climate Change Levy

Update 1 issued May 2007 - This update amends the CCL rates in paragraph 3.1.

2007-05-15
Working Together – Online Agent Authorisation – PAYE Reference Starts with Zero

If you are an agent, and your client’s PAYE reference begins with a zero, your clients cannot currently use our “Online Agent Authorisation” facility.

2007-05-15
Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) (PDF 162K)

Pension Schemes Services (PSS) has today published an update to the QROPS list.

2007-05-15

14 May

Working Together: online services to agents

Note informing tax practitioners that HMRC are currently looking at ways to improve the online services given to agents.

2007-05-14
Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Paper (07) 22

Important changes to the implementation timetable for SAD Harmonisation.

2007-05-14

11 May

Form C 1221

Revised form April 2007. Notice of Amendment to an export declaration containing a claim to Export Refund.

2007-05-11
Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Paper (07) 21

Review statistics for Customs & International, year ending 31 March 2007.

2007-05-11
Inheritance tax

An amended version of the guaranteed annuities calculator is now available on-line.

2007-05-11
Category 1 Crude Oil Values (PDF 125K)

Category 1 Crude Market Values for 2H06, January, February, March and April 2007.

2007-05-11
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for charities

Charities can claim the exemption from registration under the new CIS regulations at regulation 24 of SI 2005/2045. Existing charity registrations are currently being reviewed and charities will be de-registered where necessary.

2007-05-11
Further Discussions on Approved Mileage Allowance Payments (PDF 86K)

As you are aware, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) review of Employee Car Ownership schemes (ECOS) and the interaction with company car tax and mileage payments is still on-going.

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1421 (PDF 30K)

The Value Added Tax (Administration, Collection and Enforcement) Order 2007 [S.I. 2007 No. 1421].

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1420 (PDF 30K)

The Value Added Tax (Payments on Account) (Amendment) Order 2007 [S.I. 2007 No. 1420].

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1419 (PDF 27K)

The Finance Act 2006, section 19, (Appointed Day) Order 2007 [S.I. 2007 No. 1419 (C.59)].

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1418 (PDF 47K)

The Value Added Tax (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2007 [S.I. 2007 No. 1418].

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1417 (PDF 33K)

The Value Added Tax (Section 55A) (Specified Goods and Excepted Supplies) Order 2007.

2007-05-11
Statutory Instrument: SI 1417, 1418, 1420, and 1421(EM) (PDF 140K)

Explanatory Memorandum to The Value Added Tax (Section 55A) (Specified Goods and Excepted Supplies) Order 2007.

2007-05-11
Minutes of the JCCC Customs Civil Penalty (CCP) meeting

Minutes of the JCCC Customs Civil Penalty (CCP) meeting held on 28 March 2007.

2007-05-11
News Release - Almost 60,000 more businesses eligible for simpler VAT

More businesses across the UK can, from this month, benefit from easier ways to deal with VAT, following changes to one of the schemes aimed at helping small and medium-sized firms to better manage their cashflow.

2007-05-11

10 May

Working Together - PAYE Online

We are aware that some agents, particularly those using our HMRC Online product, have been unable to send 2006-07 Returns and view their client list.

2007-05-10
Statutory Instrument: SI 1416(EM) (PDF 33K)

Explanatory Memorandum to the Hydrocarbon Oil (Marking) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-10
Statutory Instrument: SI 1416 (PDF 63K)

The Hydrocarbon Oil (Marking) (Amendment) Regulations 2007.

2007-05-10
Draft Legislation - Government Amendment To Clause 31

The Government has tabled an amendment to Clause 31 of the Finance Bill 2007. The changes made by this amendment became effective from 9 May.

2007-05-10
Explanatory Note - Government Amendment To Clause 31

The Government has tabled an amendment to Clause 31 of the Finance Bill 2007. The changes made by this amendment became effective from 9 May.

2007-05-10
Notice CCL1/1 Registering for Climate Change Levy

Update 1 May 2007. Paragraph 2.2 currently contains the previous rates for CCL. The new rates (from 1 April 2007) are listed here.

2007-05-10
Joint Customs Consultative Committee (JCCC) Paper (07) 20

Further information about the provisions of Pan-Euro-Med cumulation.

2007-05-10
Head of Communications Partner Network, London

A new vacancy has been advertised today for the above post.

2007-05-10
Communications Partner, Customer Units, London

A new vacancy has been advertised today for the above post.

2007-05-10
Head of Internal Media, London

A new vacancy has been advertised today for the above post.

2007-05-10

9 May

News Release: Employers - Beat the deadline and file now

Employers who haven’t yet filed their 2006-07 Annual Return need to do so by 19 May.

2007-05-09
National statistics: corporate tax

Statistics as pre-announced have now been updated.

2007-05-09
Revenue & Customs Brief 39/07

This Brief gives details of an article :Weald Leasing Limited.

2007-05-09
Construction Industry Scheme

2 FAQs have been added to the Payments & Returns page.

2007-05-09
UK/Japan Double Taxation Convention: Forms available to claim relief

Form Japan-4-DT is now available for use by a Japanese company or concern to claim repayment of UK income tax (in most cases less 10% retained under the DTC) on Property Income Distributions paid by Real Estate Investment Trusts (UK-REITs).

2007-05-09
North West Regional Review launched

Another set of Regional Reviews is launched today, staff and unions have been asked to comment on proposals for the North West Region.

2007-05-09

8 May

Employer CD-ROM 2007 – Important information

Before you can use the P11 calculator for the 2007/2008 tax year, you will have to complete, and then close, the 2006/2007 year.

2007-05-08
Pre owned assets (PDF 349K)

A version of form IHT500 has been released that allows you to fill in the form on screen.

2007-05-08
Jobs: current vacancies

A vacancy in Merry Hill has been advertised today.

2007-05-04

4 May

Tax Law Rewrite - Report and Plans 2007/08

The Tax Law Rewrite project's Report and Plans 2007/08 document has now been published.

2007-05-04
Notice 550 Update 2

May 2007 Update 2. This update reflects the increases in air passenger duty effective from 1 February 2007 and additions to the list of destinations eligible for the European rates.

2007-05-04
Research Report 29 – Charitable Donations by Wealthy People (PDF 630K)

Report describing the findings of qualitative research among wealthy people on their views of charitable giving.

2007-05-04
Introduction to the Tariff

New Tariff Stop Press Notices 33/07, 34/07 and 35/07.

2007-05-04

3 May

Statutory Instrument - SI 1385 (PDF 30K)

The Stamp Duty Land Tax (The Finance Act 2003, Section 66 (Prescribed Statutory Provisions) Order 2007.

2007-05-03
Statutory Instrument - SI 1385 Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 29K)

Memorandum to Stamp Duty Land Tax (The Finance Act 2003, Section 66 (Prescribed Statutory Provisions) Order 2007.

2007-05-03
Notice 701/47 Culture

April 2007 Update 2: This update amends Section 4 dealing with the scope of exemption for eligible bodies.

2007-05-03
Revenue & Customs Brief 38/07

This Brief gives details of an article :Relaxation of the Registered Dealers in Controlled Oil scheme (RCDO).

2007-05-03

2 May

Form R185 (Trust Income)

We have discovered an error to this form. This message tells trustees what to do.

2007-05-02
Complaints and putting things right C/FS (PDF 264K)

A new factsheet is now available which explains our complaints procedure and how we set about putting things right when we have made a mistake. The factsheet replaces Putting things right. How to complain (COP1) and Complaints and putting things right (Notice 1000).

2007-05-02
Film Tax Relief Guidance

The final Guidance has been published today and can now be used to make a claim for Film Tax Relief.

2007-05-02
Non-charitable expenditure

The detailed guidance notes for charities about charitable expenditure have been completely revised, updated and re-titled to reflect the provisions introduced by FA06 concerning the treatment of non-charitable expenditure and transactions with substantial donors.

2007-05-02
Corporation Tax Operational Consultative Committee Meeting 23 January 2007

Minutes of latest meeting now published.

2007-05-02
Guide to filing PAYE forms online and paying electronically

The new Guide to filing PAYE forms online and paying electronically has now been published.

2007-05-02
Tax law Rewrite: rewrite of corporation tax (Bill 5)

Draft clauses and Explanatory Notes on various topics have been published for public consultation. Comments on the latest set of draft clauses are invited by 3 August 2007.

2007-05-02
Construction Industry Scheme

HMRC has added a note to help CIS Scheme Specific Agents.

2007-05-02
Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCS)

Monthly cumulative list of sports clubs which have registered as CASCS as at 31/3/07.

2007-05-02

1 May

Discounted Gift Schemes (DGS) (PDF 45K)

A technical note to set out HMRCs' approach to Discounted Gift Schemes and their interaction with the Inheritance Tax legislation has been published today.

2007-05-01
Agent Contact with HMRC – Telephone Pilot

The agent telephone pilot ceases on 30 April 2007.

2007-05-01

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