Is HMRC on the mend as staff morale turns corner?

Is HMRC on the mend as staff morale turns corner?

Improving morale important as it should lead to better service for taxpayers and accountants Staff morale at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is beginning to bounce back from recent rock-bottom levels*. Our research says that HMRC staff surveyed in 2012 are increasingly positive about the organisation’s direction and management (see graph). In particular: 21% of. Read more

Northern tax professionals remain proud of their employers’ brand

Northern tax professionals remain proud of their employers’ brand

A recent independent survey of professional tax advisors working across the north of England has indicated that despite recent adverse media comment regarding tax avoidance, a large percentage is still proud of the firm they work for. “Over the last six months or so the reputation of the tax profession in the UK has taken. Read more

Join our FREE Tax Toolkit Kickstart Masterclass, this Friday at 2pm.

Join our FREE Tax Toolkit Kickstart Masterclass, this Friday at 2pm.

Join us on Friday for a free online essential skills session and live Q&A with our product and industry experts. This session will give you a thorough overview of the newly launched Tax Toolkit, with explanations on product features and functionality, as well as offering you the chance to ask specific questions that relate to. Read more

IHT: Non-domiciled spouses and civil partners – Changes to the restriction in the spouse or civil partner exemption.

IHT: Non-domiciled spouses and civil partners – Changes to the restriction in the spouse or civil partner exemption.

IHT: Mark McLaughlin discusses non-domiciled spouses and civil partners  [Note – This article is based on the legislation published in Finance Bill 2013. At the time of writing (March 2013), the legislation is subject to possible amendment before Finance Bill 2013 receives Royal Assent.] Individuals who are domiciled in the UK are liable to IHT. Read more

Penalties for late payment: Time to pay – An encouraging case of 'reasonable excuse' in the taxpayer’s favour.

Penalties for late payment: Time to pay – An encouraging case of 'reasonable excuse' in the taxpayer’s favour.

Penalties for late payment: Mark McLaughlin discusses time to pay  There are certain ‘let-outs’ from penalties for late payments of tax (under FA 2009, Sch 56), which are potentially helpful for taxpayers. One of these exceptions relates to ‘time to pay’ arrangements with HMRC. Its effect is broadly that if HMRC accepts a taxpayer request for time. Read more

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