October 2022

Newsletter October 2022

Welcome to the October 2022 issue of our newsletter.

We are sure you will find the newsletter an interesting read. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding any of the articles we have included in our newsletter or if you would like further information on a topic we haven’t covered.

Your views are always important to us and we welcome your feedback.

Staff out of office? Rules under review

With employees increasingly able to work from almost anywhere in the world, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) is examining the rules around tax and social security as they apply to distance and hybrid working - within the UK and globally.

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Staff tips, employer obligations

Long-anticipated legislation to ensure workers keep the tips intended for them is finally going through parliament. It’s need to know employer information, particularly for sectors like hospitality, leisure and services, where tipping is especially high profile.

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Introducing the Plastic Packaging Tax

If your business imports or manufactures plastic packaging components, or regularly trades with a business that does so, the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) needs to be on your radar.

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Bye bye GDPR?

Expect change. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is getting a post-Brexit makeover as new data protection rules are planned.

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Did claims comply with the furlough scheme?

1,100 HMRC staff, a set of FAQs and a negative outcome for a business at the tax tribunal. What’s the common factor?

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When couples separate: capital gains tax change

Couples whose marriage or civil partnership ends formally in divorce or dissolution get longer to make a fair and tax efficient distribution of assets between them under new rules planned for disposals that occur on or after 6 April 2023.

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Accessing your business tax account

Multi-factor authentication on Government Gateway accounts, including the business tax account (BTA), means getting the access code pinged to your phone.

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VAT: terminating a contract early

When someone charges a customer to withdraw from an agreement to supply goods or services, the position can be complicated. What is the position as regards VAT – never a set of tax rules to take lightly? And why is it news now?

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Making Tax Digital: ready to fly?

Though entry to Making Tax Digital for income tax self assessment (MTD ITSA) is being phased in, the first returns under the new rules are due to be made in 2024. MTD for VAT (MTDfV) already applies to all VAT-registered businesses.

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