Scottish Taxes


The Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament has launched a call for evidence on the Non-Domestic Rates (Scotland) Bill.

The Scottish parliament has confirmed the rates and thresholds for income tax that will apply to the non-savings and non-dividend income of Scottish taxpayers from 6 April 2019.

The next twenty years of devolution will see a consolidation of Scotland’s devolved tax powers and the need for the Westminster and Holyrood governments to work together to ensure the health of the tax system.

The UK and Scottish Governments are hosting a seminar to present the draft Scottish VAT assignment methodology.

The Scottish Government will be holding three events during the consultation period to raise awareness of the devolved taxes, explain how tax powers have been used since 2015, and to hear from stakeholders about how they would like to get more involved in contributing to tax policy.

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on their approach to the planning, management and implementation of the fully devolved taxes. The responses to the consultation will inform a Devolved Taxes Policy Framework which will provide a clearer approach to tax policy-making for both the existing devolved taxes and also for further tax powers in the years to come.

Revenue Scotland have recently launched a recruitment campaign for two new Board members.

MSPs last week voted to back the Scottish Government’s income tax proposals for 2019/20.

Ahead of this afternoon’s vote in the Scottish Parliament to set rates and bands of Scottish income tax for the 2019/20 tax year, the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is pointing out that income tax decisions taken at Westminster are continuing to have a greater impact on Scottish taxpayers than those taken at Holyrood.

Revenue Scotland has provided the following update regarding the Revenue Scotland Statistics User Day held on 30 Januanry.