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The personal tax account (PTA) is effectively Making Tax Digital for individuals. Ultimately, HMRC’s intention is to develop a full range of services to allow taxpayers to self-serve without having to contact HMRC by phone or post.

For more information, please click on the article title.

To open a Personal Tax Account (PTA) click here.


The key HMRC filing deadlines from June to August 2019 including deadline for corporation tax first quarterly instalment payments for £20m turnover companies, forms P46(Car) for quarter ended 5 April, P60 payroll reporting to employees and confirmation statements showing benefits that have had tax collected through payroll in 2018/19 - click on title


From 6 April 2020 significant changes are coming into effect for individuals selling investment property.  These are:
  1. A CGT return will be required to be submitted within 30 days of completion and the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) paid; and
  2. If  the  property being sold is residential and has been your Principal Private Residence (PPR), the reliefs currently available are significantly reducing.

Start planning now!!  Please click on title for further detail.


HMRC has updated its guidance on "Tax-free allowances on property and trading income".  For details click here.


From April 2020 the rules for engaging individuals through personal service companies (PSCs) are changing. The responsibility for determining whether the off-payroll working rules apply will move to the organisation receiving an individual’s services.

In order to find out how to prepare for changes to the off-payroll working rules from 6 April 2020 click here.


HMRC have updated income tax forms to reflect the new tax year changes.

View the updated forms and guidance at Collection: Income Tax forms


A roundup of all the personal tax changes which come into force from the 2019/20 tax year including, an increase to the personal allowance and higher rate threshold, changes to residential inheritance tax and capital gains tax regime for non-UK residents


HMRC have published policy papers about increasing the Junior Individual Savings Account (ISA) and Child Trust Fund (CTF) account subscription limits for 2019-20.

The measures increase the amount that can be saved annually into a Junior ISA or CTF account from £4,260 to £4,368 from 6 April 2019. Interest and gains received on money saved in ISAs and CTFs is tax-free.


HMRC has published new benchmark scale rates for expenses payments to employees travelling outside the UK, effective from 6 April 2019.

Employers can reimburse employees who travel abroad for business purposes their accommodation and subsistence expenses to by making scale rate payments. Guidance on when the worldwide subsistence rates can be used is available here, New rates have been published and are effective from 6 April 2019.

View the new rates at Overseas scale rates: effective from 6 April 2019.


HMRC have published a comprehensive online guide to help employers ascertain which employee benefits and expenses must be declared on forms P11D.

Employers can complete forms P11D online using:

  • PAYE online for employers service; or
  • online end of year expenses and benefits forms.

Detailed information about expenses and benefits can be found in the HMRC 480 expenses and benefits guide.

Employers do not need to submit P11Ds for payrolled expenses and benefits.

View the guidance.

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