News and events from TaxCalc
MTD for ITSA Notices: HMRC’s Atomic Kitten
HMRC recently released the much-anticipated MTD for ITSA Notices, a document that TaxCalc has long been campaigning for and were promised early sight of six months ago – a promise that never quite came to fruition.
When first published back in July 2018, the clarity provided by the equivalent MTD for VAT Notice 700/22 was a welcome breath of fresh air, clarifying many outstanding points in relation to functional compatible software, digital links and the use of spreadsheets. It contained examples, diagrams and clear explanations of what was legislative, and hence came with the force of law, and what was HMRC guidance or recommendation.
New penalty regime: points mean prizes (for HMRC)
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed that their new points-based penalty regime will come into effect from 1 January 2023 and will apply to both Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT as well as MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA). Their stated aim is to make penalties simple, fair and effective but, as the arguably illustrious ageing rocker, Meat Loaf, might say, “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad”.
MTD legislation day: The BIG reveal
The full MTD regulations have been made public for the first time today. Until now, we have only had an early draft of the regulations to work with and it is fair to say that there were some glaring holes in that draft document – particularly in relation to partnerships, basis periods and when taxpayers could enter or leave the MTD regime.
We have been waiting a long time for those draft regulations to be updated and our tax experts are now pouring over the contents to disseminate the fine detail.
Do I need to complete an EC Sales List after Brexit
For the export of goods or the supply of services made to EU businesses on or after 1 January 2021, you will not need to submit an EC Sales List (ESL). You will have until 21 January 2021 to submit ESLs for sales made before 1 January 2021.
HMRC to Remove VAT100 XML Filing Service
Recently, HM Revenue and Customs shared news of changes to its IT infrastructure, involving the migration of VAT Customer Accounts to a new system. Following this migration, HMRC will decommission the current XML submission service from 8 April 2021.
About the COVID-19 VAT deferral ‘New Payment Scheme’
On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the ‘Winter Economy Plan’ – a series of measures to continue assisting businesses and employees amid the current pressures caused by COVID-19.
Among those measures was an update to the VAT Payments Deferral Scheme. This allowed businesses to defer payment of any VAT liabilities that fell due between 20 March 2020 to the 30 June 2020 until 31 March 2021. The scheme ended on 30 June 2020.
The Winter Economy Plan. Explained. What does it mean to you and your clients?
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a series of measures to support jobs and the economy over the next six months. Here we provide an overview of the five new initiatives with a brief explanation. Please pass it on to your clients as you see fit.
Important information regarding NIC calculations
Possible issue with HMRC calculations for Self-Employed National Insurance Contributions (NIC)
If your clients receive a revised assessment of tax due for 2018/19, which includes an adjustment for reducing or eliminating class 2 and/or class 4 National Insurance contributions, it may be incorrect.
If the individual in question is not set up on HMRC’s self-employed database, this could occur because the system will not expect to collect class 2/4 NIC.