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February 3, 2012

Welcome to our monthly newswire designed to keep you informed of the latest business and tax issues. Please contact us if you have any questions. Remember, we’re here to help.

Self Assessment deadline and penalties
HMRC have announced that they will not impose late filing penalties on taxpayers who file their Self Assessment returns on 1 and 2 February 2012.
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Online VAT returns and electronic payments
From 1 April 2012 all VAT registered businesses will be required to submit their VAT Returns online and pay any VAT due electronically.
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PAYE tax codes
HMRC are issuing PAYE tax codes for 2012/13.
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HMRC now able to accept faster payments
HMRC have announced that they are now able to accept payments made using the Faster Payments Service.
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Gangmasters and temporary workers for the Olympics
HMRC are warning employers who plan to take on more staff for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to check their ‘labour providers’.
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HMRC introduce new procedures for civil fraud
As part of the government’s commitment to tackle fraud, HMRC’s new Contractual Disclosure Facility (CDF) will be launched on 31 January 2012.
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Agency workers regulations
Under the Agency Workers Regulations, workers supplied by an agency become entitled to receive pay and basic working conditions equivalent to any directly employed employees after a 12 week qualifying period.
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Unemployment high
The Office for National Statistics has released the latest employment statistics.
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