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Tipping Code of Practice (draft) – coming into effect October 2024
Mark Taylor provides the latest update on the new tipping legislative requirements being implemented in October 2024…
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26 April 2022
Electronic Sales Suppression (ESS) – New HMRC powers
With the UK government taking steps to tackle the use of ESS tools, we look at the issues that might emerge. …
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12 April 2022
HMRC investigating Eat Out to Help Out Scheme claims
HMRC now intends to check Eat Out to Help Out claims to recover any overpayments caused by careless errors or false…
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9 March 2022
Removing penalties without key evidence. Impossible, right?
Find out how we helped a client reduce his tax assessments and dismiss penalties HMRC had imposed.…
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1 September 2021
How has COVID-19 impacted tipping?
Mark Taylor covers tipping post pandemic and how employers can increase staff take home without increasing costs…
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Can ignorance be a reasonable excuse?
Mark Taylor looks at recent tax cases to establish whether ignorance can be a reasonable excuse.…
Read more 20210316
Why you should always use a specialist when making a disclosure
Mark Taylor shares why without the use of a specialist, doing the right thing is not always recognised by HMRC…
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3 March 2021
Spring Budget 2021: A new taxpayer protection taskforce targets COVID-19 support fraudsters
Joe Burns provides his thoughts on the Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement on tackling tax…
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HMRC Inspection powers – Financial Institution Notices
Joe Burns highlights the likely changes to HMRC's powers and how this impacts taxpayers once the FIN legislation is…
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4 December 2019
HMRC challenging National Minimum Wage breaches regarding uniforms
Mark Taylor shares how HMRC are increasing the number of challenges related to NMW breaches regarding uniforms…
Read more 20191204
Our thoughts: Government postpone legislation regarding tips
Mark Taylor offers his thoughts on the government's plan to prevent restaurants from taking deductions from tips…
Read more 20190225
Our thoughts: Has HMRC become an unstoppable beast?
The beast that is now HMRC is the most aggressive and powerful I've seen in my time…
Read more 20190211
2 November 2018
2019 National Living/Minimum Wage
With changes to the NLW set to be implemented from April 2019, our Troncmaster team look at the latest figures released.…
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25 September 2018
Dancer successfully challenges HMRC
In a recent tax case, Gemma Daniels v HMRC, the FTT held that claims for outfits and cosmetics were permitted.…
Read more 20180925
A simple move for happy hospitality staff
Appointing an independent troncmaster allows for the fair and transparent pooling and distribution of tips.…
Read more 20180914
Mastering tronc
There are some 150,000 businesses in the UK where tipping is common, but the practice is far from transparent…
Read more 20180729
Case study: closed enquiry reopened and a late appeal accepted
View how we helped a client who approached our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team. HMRC’s Late Stage Debt…
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Case study: HMRC change decision regarding suspension of a careless penalty
In this case study we describe how our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team recently helped a client get…
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Case study: HMRC’s suspicions proven unfounded
Our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team helped a client under a COP9 investigation to prove his innocence of…
Read more 20170612
Case study: The HMRC tactics for unrepresented taxpayers
Here’s how our Tax Investigations & Dispute Resolutions team recently helped a client to fast-track the conclusion of…
Read more 20170306
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