08 May 2018

In the latest ruse, scammers are cold calling people and leaving messages in which they impersonate HMRC members of staff and tell people they are under investigation for non-payment of taxes. They seem to be targeting unsuspecting vulnerable and elderly people who will likely be panicked by such a message. The message states that they need to call a certain number back, to discuss...

01 Feb 2011

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder about important changes that will be affecting corporation tax this April. Under the changes, all company tax returns sent in from April 2011 must be filed online for accounting periods ending after 31 March 2010. What's more, returns will need to be submitted in a data format known as Inline XBRL or iXBRL. Corporation tax payments m...

12 Dec 2010

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that, in future, there will be just a single telephone point of contact for employee tax enquiries. The number is 0845 300 0627. Employers as well as employees can use this number if there are issues with employee tax codes. But for any other enquiries related to the running of a payroll, employers should continue to call the Employer Helpli...

26 Aug 2010

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that 180 websites that send scam emails to taxpayers have been shut down over the past three months. The "phishing" emails promise recipients a tax refund in return for details of their bank accounts and other personal information. The promise is, in fact, bogus, and the criminals use the details they cull from the scam either to empty vic...