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Accusations of poor accounting practices fly

This week there’s been a raft of rows over accounting practices as not one but two companies stand accused of playing fast and loose with the rules.

HMRC likes where things are headed but wants more

It’s never enough for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs when it comes to its campaign to snuff out tax avoidance, even in the face of successful feedback.

Is tax avoidance rife in the Civil Service?

Accountants in London can’t have failed to notice that there’s been a certain furore recently about tax avoidance in the Civil Service.

IR35 investigations yielded just £219,180 last year

Contractor accountants could be forgiven for questioning whether it is really worth HMRC spending so much time and money pursuing IR35 cases when they discover it yielded just over £200,000 from its enquiries last year.

HMRC loses another IR35 appeal case

Accountants may be interested to learn that HMRC lost another IR35 appeal case last month.

Income tax/NI merger unlikely to happen for several years

Although the government has started considering merging NI and Income Tax, it is unlikely that we will such a merger for many years.

Will limited company accountants be affected by the AWR

Any accountants operating out of their own limited company would be best advised to check whether their working practices fall within the scope of IR35.

Are actors subject to IR35 legislation?

Accountants in London will be aware that HMRC has been targeting specific industries recently in a bid to boost the Treasury coffers.

Reform of IR35 administration moves a step forward

Contractor accounts might be interested to learn that dedicated helplines are going to be set up by the government to improve IR35 administration.

IT contractor defeats HMRC over IR35 legislation

Contractor accountants might be interested to read that Elaine Richardson, an IT contractor trading as ECR Consulting, was recently victorious in her IR35 case. The judges at the tribunal hearing ruled that it was clear her business was genuine and therefore did not fall under IR35 legislation.