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Charities and Not-for-Profit

The government's dormant assets scheme allows money in accounts that have been dormant for at least 15 years to be made available for certain qualifying charitable and community causes.

The Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden has announced that

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A free HMRC tax app is available and offers some useful functionality. The app has recently been updated.

The APP can be used to see:

your tax code and National Insurance number
an estimate of the tax you need to pay
your income and

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has confirmed that MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months for all MOTs due on or after 30 March 2020. This includes vehicles that are due their first MOT test and applies to cars, motorcycles,

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Following the recent cut in the Bank of England base rate from 0.25% to 0.1%, HMRC has announced changes to the rates of interest they charge.

The new late payment interest rate, applied to the main taxes and duties, took effect from 30 March

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The Help to Save scheme can assist those on low incomes to boost their savings. The scheme was launched in September 2018 and new figures just published by HMRC have revealed that over 163,000 people have signed up depositing more than £53

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Taxpayers may find themselves in a position where they need to make a complaint to HMRC. Complaints can relate to many different issues such as unreasonable delays, mistakes and poor treatment by HMRC’s staff. Note, there is a separate

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There is a free tracing service called ‘mylostaccount’ to find lost bank accounts. The service brings together the three tracing schemes of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association (BSA) and National Savings and

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The Finance (No.3) Bill 2017-19 received Royal Assent (later than originally planned) on 12 February 2019 following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament known as Finance Act 2019. The Act contains the

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HMRC has issued an updated version of their online guidance on Genuine HMRC contact and recognising phishing emails and texts. The guidance provides a current list of genuine messages from HMRC. This includes: email messages, text messages and

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The Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme was launched in March this year to help small businesses and local communities connect and gain access to full fibre superfast broadband speeds. The vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local

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Under certain circumstances, taxpayers can apply to HMRC for clearance or approval for a specific transaction. This can help give certainty about how a proposed transaction will be treated. Of course, there are numerous caveats to seeking clearance

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A director of a company that manufactured security systems has been found guilty of two counts of fraudulent trading and one count of fraudulently removing property in anticipation of winding up. He was sentenced to two years in prison after

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