Tax voice - February 2017

Welcome to February's edition of tax voice, a monthly round-up of the most important tax news.

HMRC estate: big is better, or is it?
Significant concerns have been raised over HMRC’s plans to reorganise its office estate into 13 new regional centres; we agree.

Getting to grips with your withholding tax compliance
Withholding taxes tends to be an area often overlooked by UK corporates. As a consequence, it can attract significant scrutiny by both HMRC and auditors alike and may result in an actual cash cost to the business.

The simplification of VAT
The UK VAT system, which implements the European VAT Directive, is renowned for its complexities and anomalies.

Employers lose dispensation safety net
HMRC expects employers to be as diligent as ever with employee expenses after the removal of the P11D reporting dispensation.