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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

  1. Tax credits: it’s time to update your award

    HM Revenue and Customs is asking tax credits customers to tell them about any changes in circumstances or income by 31 July.

  2. Letter from Mary Aiston, Director of Counter Avoidance, to the Loan Charge APPG

    Letter sent to Sir Edward Davey MP in respect of the All Party Parliamentary Group's questions on HMRC’s settlement opportunity letters and follow up calls.

  3. New measures to support customs intermediaries

    HMRC has unveiled a new package of measures to accelerate growth of the UK’s customs intermediary sector.

  4. Check the tax rules on waiving your income or donating to charity

    HMRC advice for people choosing to give up their income to support their business or donate to charity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  5. Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch

    Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme from 26 May.

  6. Regulations temporarily suspended to fast-track supplies of PPE to NHS staff and protect companies hit by COVID-19

    New measures announced today will give vital support to frontline NHS staff battling COVID-19 and support businesses under pressure as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

  7. HMRC announces new Directors General for Borders and Trade

    Katherine Green and Sophie Dean, who have been job-sharing the role on an interim basis since December 2019, have been confirmed in the post.

  8. Eligibility for government childcare offers protected

    Temporary measures ensure critical workers will still be eligible for childcare offers if their income has changed due to coronavirus

  9. Tax credits customers will continue to receive payments even if working fewer hours due to COVID-19

    People who can't work their normal hours because of coronavirus (COVID-19) will still receive their usual tax credits payments.

  10. Self-employed invited to get ready to make their claims for coronavirus (COVID-19) support

    HMRC will begin contacting customers who may be eligible for the government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

  11. HMRC to accept service of legal proceedings by email

    The service of new legal proceedings and pre-action letters on HMRC should be via email during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

  12. Border Force prioritising checks on medical equipment

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: to make sure medical equipment reaches the NHS frontline quicker, Border Force will be prioritising checks on their shipments.

  13. Letter to the Loan Charge All-Party Parliamentary Group about communications with HMRC customers

    Correspondence sent to the group chairs from Penny Ciniewicz, HMRC’s Director General of Customer Compliance.

  14. Increase to Working Tax Credits - what this means

    The government has announced that Working Tax Credits payments will be increased from 6 April 2020 - find out what's happening and who this affects.

  15. Don’t miss out, claim Child Benefit by phone or post, HMRC tells new parents

    Parents of new-borns will still be able to claim Child Benefit despite the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

  16. Letter from Penny Ciniewicz to the Loan Charge All Party Parliamentary Group

    Correspondence sent to Sir Edward Davey MP on current HMRC work relating to the loan charge.

  17. Tax helpline to support businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

    New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  18. Response to the recommendations of the Public Accounts Committee following the inquiry on HMRC Standard Report

    This paper sets out the government’s response to each of the committee’s recommendations.

  19. HMRC late payment interest rates to be revised after Bank of England cuts base rate following second emergency meeting

    HMRC interest rates for late payments will be revised after the Bank of England interest rate reduction to 0.1%.

  20. HMRC prioritises applications to use denatured alcohol in hand sanitising products

    Manufacturers of hand sanitisers and gels will have their applications for denatured alcohol fast-tracked during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, HMRC has set out today (18 March 2020).