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On 7 April 2021, HMRC will be unplugging its “VAT XML” filing system for organisations that are voluntarily registered for VAT, but who are not yet signed up for Making Tax Digital (MTD).
HMRC will be increasing the validation checks relating to the fourth round of Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants in an effort to combat fraudulent claims.
A National Insurance number scam has emerged with many receiving fraudulent calls in a bid to steal personal information for malicious purposes.
Two more grants under the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS) will soon be made available, capped at £7,500 each
HMRC has announced that they will use a new points based system to encourage taxpayers to submit MTD updates on time.
The Government has announced a super deduction of 130% of capital expenditure on new qualifying plant and machinery.
The Chancellor announced that taxes would have to rise, but not quite yet, as all tax rates except for VAT are frozen for 2021-22.
The Chancellor has extended the furlough scheme until 30 September 2021, with no employer contributions required until 30 June 2021.
The Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) threshold was raised to £500,000 from 8 July 2020 to 31 March 2021 and will now remain at that level until 30 June 2021.
Government has given hospitality venues a 15% VAT reduction on most sales. Where the business would normally collect 20% in VAT they currently only have to pay 5%.
Income tax and national insurance contribution rates have been frozen for 2021-22 and are likely to remain frozen until the end of this Parliament in 2024.
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