Thursday, March 04, 2021

The Budget 2021


The links below set out the detail of each tax policy measure announced at Budget and of previously announced measures that will be included in Finance Bill 2021. It is intended for tax practitioners and others with an interest in tax policy changes, especially those who will be involved in consultations both on the policy and on draft legislation.

Finance Bill 2021 will be published on 11 March 2021.

The information in the document is set out as follows:

Chapter 1 contains details of measures that are included in Finance Bill 2021.

Chapter 2 contains details of measures which are part of Budget but are not in Finance Bill 2021.

Table 1 lists measures where draft legislation was published on either 21 July 2020 or 12 November 2020, for consultation, and which remain unchanged.

Table 2 lists measures in this document without a corresponding announcement in the Budget report.

Annex A provides tables of tax rates and allowances for the tax year 2021 to 2022 and the tax year 2022 to 2023.

Annex B lists upcoming consultations, calls for evidence and other consultative documents announced at Budget. The government will publish a number of tax-related consultations and calls for evidence on 23 March, announced through a Command Paper “Tax policies and consultations Spring 2021”. None of these announcements will require legislation in Finance Bill 2021 or have an impact on the government’s finances. This document will be updated on that date to reflect the further announcements.

Annex C provides a guide to the impact assessments in tax information and impact notes.

The Corporation tax rise has caused some consternation. However, given that it won't take effect until 2023, it is not impossible to imagine a situation whereby the rise could be lessened or indeed not implemented at all!

Tax Investigation Insurance

Having a Solar Protect Tax Investigation Insurance policy at your disposal means that should you be one of the many 1000's of businesses or individuals that are selected by HMRC each year to look into your tax affairs your own accountant (your tax return agent) can get on and defend you robustly.

You have the peace of mind knowing that your accountant's (your tax return agent) fees will be paid by the insurance without any Excess for you to find.

Tax Investigation Insurance is an insurance policy that will fully reimburse your accountants (your tax return agent) fees up to £100,000 if you are subject to enquiry by or dispute with HMRC.

A Solar Protect policy will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to:

  • Deal with any correspondence from HMRC
  • Attend any meeting with HMRC
  • Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal or Upper Tribunal
  • Having the security of knowing that fees will be met in full will enable your Accountant (your tax return agent) to defend your position robustly

Please click here for details.

No comments:

Post a Comment