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April 9, 2019

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The Government has postponed plans to introduce mandatory tax registration checks for taxi and private hire drivers.

 Stephen McCaffrey, a regulatory defence barrister specialising in taxi and private hire licensing, previously reported on plans by the HMRC to introdu...

February 26, 2019

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Are you a receipt bagger or a digital accounting wizard?

By the time you read this we will have had the busiest ten days of the tax year. The final ten days of filing of tax returns, leading up to the final point 11.59pm on 31 January. In total, HMRC calculates 11,564,3...

January 24, 2019

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The age old discussion surrounding VAT exemption on all new taxi purchases could reignite after Brexit as Government blame EU VAT rules as current stumbling block.

Taxi drivers are currently paying 20% VAT on all new taxi purchases and it’s been party to long-term deb...

January 10, 2019

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Q. When is my tax return due?


A. Now guys for anyone who hasn’t done their 17/18 tax return, get it in now! Your self-assessment tax return is not due until 31st January, but you shouldn’t just wait around. The important bit is that you have from 5th April until 31st J...

November 29, 2018

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In 2016 Transport for London released a statement announcing that London Black Cabs were required to take card and contactless payments. This was in no way a revolutionary announcement as many Black Cabbies had been accepting card payments for years, but cash was alway...

October 30, 2018

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The Government is set to announce legislation that will require tax registration checks to be undertaken on all taxi and private hire licence holders.


In 2017 the HMRC consulted on measures to tackling tax evasion in the “hidden economy” with particular reference to pu...

July 14, 2018

I was going to write about the effect of hard or soft brexiting on your day-to-day tax situation and, of course, the repercussions of a midterm snap election but I realise that my words will just be as sand on the shore as compared to the mass of words floating around...

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