Press releases


The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) advises that the Government’s planned Digital Services Tax (DST) on digital companies should be a temporary measure and ideally last no longer than five years. The Institute wants the DST repealed as soon as there is a multilateral agreement through the OECD on a global method to tax such companies on the value created by users.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is warning VAT registered individuals and businesses they have little time to apply for an exemption from the new digital VAT requirements which begins for some on 1 April 2019. The call comes as HMRC have just issued guidance explaining how people can claim exemption from these new Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) requirements.

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes the launch of DBEIS’ campaign to raise awareness of holiday pay, and reduce the number of underpaid workers. But LITRG cautions that, to really make a difference, action is needed to close the enforcement ‘gap’ in respect of holiday pay and to deal with the problem of false self-employment.

The potential for a ‘no deal’ Brexit is leading the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) to urge UK businesses to claim the local VAT incurred in the EU by their staff ahead of Brexit Day. Without a Brexit deal, UK businesses will have to deal with countries individually and use paper forms for each country. That will take longer both to administer and recover the VAT on the expenses.

Responding to this afternoon’s government statement on Making Tax Digital (MTD), Adrian Rudd, Chair of the joint CIOT/ATT Digitalisation and Agent Strategy Working Group, said:

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.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has announced its team of Officers for 2019-20. Current CIOT Deputy President Glyn Fullelove will be President, with Peter Rayney the Deputy President and Susan Ball Vice-President.

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is appealing to the Government to consider simplifying its planned Structures and Buildings Allowance (SBA).

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is delighted to announce that nearly 1,000 tax professionals have completed its ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) qualification since it was launched, after the latest round of exams in December 2018. 

The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is reminding people of their right, in certain circumstances, to contest penalties given by HMRC for missing the Self Assessment tax return deadline of 31 January 2019.