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Where Taxpayers and Advisers Meet
HMRC announcements: week ending 16 February 2007
16/02/2007, by Sarah Laing, Tax News - HMRC Administration, Practice and Methods
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A quick guide to recent additions to the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Week ending 16 February

What’s new?

  • Charities receiving bank or building society interest - key information customer guide updated;
  • HMRC Brief 17/07: Clarifies that Statement of Practice SP 13/91 (Ex gratia payments made on termination of an office or employment due to retirement or death) was withdrawn with effect from 6 April 2006;
  • HMRC Brief 14/07: VAT : Changes to the rules on bad debt relief for goods supplied on credit terms;
  • HMRC Brief 13/07: VAT: Fuel Scale Charge; new CO2 basis;
  • CIS online services FAQs: new FAQ has been added - What information do I need to register online for CIS?
  • Double Taxation Convention with Ukraine, Malaysia and Guyana now available;
  • Shares of negligible value – list updated to 31 January 2007;
  • VAT Information Sheet 05/07: providing advice for health professionals affected by the changes to the VAT exemption for health following the ECJ decision in Dr d'Ambrumenil;
  • Tax Law Rewrite - rewrite of corporation tax (Bill 5): Draft clauses and Explanatory Notes on various topics have been published for public consultation;
  • Draft money laundering Regulations 2007 published for consultation;
  • RPI for January 2007 published (201.6);
  • Notice 701/49 Finance Update 1 (February 2007): VAT: Finance; and
  • Pensions simplification draft regulation: Standard lifetime and annual allowance regulation is now published.

Manuals updated in February

  • Information Disclosure Guidance
  • Self Assessment
  • National Insurance
  • Special Civil Investigations Guidance
  • Insolvency
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Business Income
  • Employment Procedures
  • PAYE Online
  • Tax Credits Technical

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Links

HMRC: What’s new
HMRC: Working Together: What's new
HMRC: Tax credits: What's new
HMRC: Online Services: News

About The Author

Sarah Laing
Editor, TaxationWeb News

Sarah is a Chartered Tax Adviser. She has been writing professionally since joining CCH Editions in 1998 as a Senior Technical Editor, contributing to a range of highly regarded publications including the British Tax Reporter, Taxes - The Weekly Tax News, the Red & Green legislation volumes, Hardman's, International Tax Agreements and many others. She became Publishing Manager for the tax and accounting portfolio in 2001 and later went on to help run CCH Seminars (including ABG Courses and Conferences).

Sarah originally worked for the Inland Revenue in Newbury and Swindon Tax Offices, before moving out into practice in 1991. She has worked for both small and Big 5 firms. She now works as a freelance author providing technical writing services for the tax and accountancy profession.

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