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Amanda Ruggles

The marshmallow paradox – VAT or no VAT?

The intricacies of VAT continue as marshmallows are the next to face scrutiny. Recent decisions sees VAT classification differ for different sized marshmallows creating the marshmallow VAT paradox.

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Amanda Ruggles

IR35 rollback surprise

One of the least expected announcements in the Chancellor’s recent Growth Plan was the rollback of the IR35 off-payroll working rules to the position prior to the 2017 and 2021 reforms, which is set to take effect from 6 April 2023.

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Amanda Ruggles

Getting in touch: HMRC’s new email facility

Although there is no general facility to contact HMRC by email, it is slowly moving into the 21st century by providing the option to receive an email response. But of course, this comes with a few conditions.

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Amanda Ruggles

Charitable giving pitfalls

Many individuals donate to charity simply for altruistic reasons, but this doesn’t mean the tax benefit should be ignored. With Gift Aid donations saving tax

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Amanda Ruggles

Zero-rated food confusion 

The distinction between zero-rated food and standard VAT confectionery is a crucial, and complex, one – not helped by what may appear to be apparently

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