The government has been urged to look at the issue of flat rate VAT charges in the forthcoming Budget.

Three out of four small firms would be better placed to develop their businesses if the tax regime were simpler, a new survey has claimed.

On 12 January 2010, HMRC saw fit to re-issue a number of Revenue & Customs Briefs originally issued in 2007 and 2008.

A case heard by the ECJ in 2009, Vereniging Noordelijke Land-en Tuinbouw Organisatie v Staatssecretaris van Financien (C-515/07), has shown that up until now, HMRC have allowed a much wider application of ‘Lennartz’ accounting than should be the case under EU law.

The government’s scheme to help businesses that are struggling to pay their tax bills could see a rise in requests to delay payments as the self-assessment date approaches.

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