Reasonable excuse – does coronavirus count?

Reasonable excuse – does coronavirus count?

HMRC may allow an appeal against a penalty if the taxpayer has a ‘reasonable excuse’ for why, say, they filed a return late or paid their tax late. A ‘reasonable excuse’ is something that prevented a taxpayer from meeting a tax obligation despite the fact that they...
Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments

Tax implications of Covid-19 support payments

Various Covid-19 support payments are available to individuals and businesses to help mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Are the payments taxable and how should they be treated? Payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? Grants payments made...
Flexible Furlough grant scheme has started

Flexible Furlough grant scheme has started

The new CJRS “Flexible furlough” grant scheme started yesterday, which will allow employers to gradually bring their furloughed employees back to work part-time. The new scheme will be in place until the end of October and the Government will gradually reduce the...
Flexible Furloughing

Flexible Furloughing

From 1 July 2020, Businesses will have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of their normal hours they do not work up until the end of August. Businesses can decide...
Defer VAT during the COVID-19 pandemic

Defer VAT during the COVID-19 pandemic

To help businesses struggling with their cashflow during the COVID-19 pandemic, VAT registered businesses can opt to defer the payment of VAT that becomes due between 20 March 2020 and 30 June 2020. This will cover returns for the quarter to 28 February 2020 (due by 7...
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