HMRC’s additional Amazon VAT registration requests and how to navigate them

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The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped e-commerce landscapes in dramatic but often positive ways. In the UK, retail e-commerce saw a massive boost, particularly in categories like food and household goods. In 2020 alone, the market saw 46.5% year-over-year growth, and that trend has only continued. By 2025, experts expect e-commerce to …

FSB warns tax rises ‘threaten recovery from pandemic’

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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that tax rises could threaten the UK’s ongoing recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the FSB, small businesses are coming up against ‘unprecedented strain’, with the cost of doing business higher than ever. Small businesses are also being affected by …

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Business groups warn over tax increases

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Business groups have warned that the government’s plan to raise national insurance contributions (NICs) and add a surcharge to dividend income will hamper the economic recovery. The government has announced a 1.25 percentage point increase in NICs to pay for increased spending on health and social care. It has also …

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CIOT warns over stamp duty refund claims

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The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has warned that some claims being made by firms offering help with Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) refunds are too good to be true. The CIOT says an increasing number of firms are contacting buyers of properties after completion of a purchase, suggesting that …

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HMRC outlines changes to late payment penalty regime

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HMRC has published a paper outlining the changes to the late payment penalty regime for taxpayers. The government intends to reform sanctions for late submission and late payments to make them ‘fairer and more consistent across taxes’. Initially the changes will apply to VAT and income tax self assessment (ITSA). …