Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme to launch later this month

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This scheme will allow small and medium sized employers, with fewer than 250 employees, to apply to HMRC to recover the costs of paying coronavirus-related statutory sick pay

Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 6:36am

By Lisa Billard

HMRC warn about scam emails and SMS-messages

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Don't fall for one of the scam emails or SMS-messages used to trick you into thinking you've received a tax rebate, so you'll hand over your bank account and personal details.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 11:04am

By Lisa Billard

South East taxpayers urged: Do your Self Assessment online, don’t miss the deadline

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HMRC is reminding its 1.9 million SA customers in the South East to complete their online tax return ahead of the 31 January deadline.

Tuesday, 5th December, 2017 8:32am

By Lisa Billard with one comment

Don’t forget to renew your Tax Credits claim before end of July

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9,700 people on the Isle of Wight rely on Tax Credits - if you're one of them and you haven't renewed yet, get your skates on.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 7:43am

By Lisa Billard

Low paid workers unaware of national minimum wage rules say HMRC

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Around 8,000 Islanders have to claim Working Tax Credit because they're not being paid enough to meet housing, food & heating bills. HMRC say many are unaware they're being illegally denied a national minimum wage.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017 11:12am

By Lisa Billard

HMRC launch new Website to help understand childcare offers

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The new 30 hours free childcare offer for working parents of three and four year olds in England will double the current 15 hours of free childcare currently available.

Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017 6:55am

By Lisa Billard

The Top 10 most outrageous Self Assessment expenses

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If you are in the process of completing your Self Assessment Tax forms, take note that Friday night ‘bonding sessions’ running into thousands of pounds, won't cut it with HMRC for expense claims.

Tuesday, 24th January, 2017 3:55pm

By Lisa Billard with one comment

Reduce your tax bill by claiming the Marriage Allowance

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Married couples could benefit from an extra £432 - find out how to claim the Marriage Allowance.

Friday, 6th January, 2017 3:33pm

By Lisa Billard with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight couple arrested on suspicion of £100,000+ VAT fraud

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The man and woman from Cowes, Isle of Wight, have been arrested in connection with a suspected VAT fraud thought to be over £100,000.

Friday, 25th November, 2016 5:46pm

By Lisa Billard with 3 readers' comments

£1.25m luxury watch scam run from the Isle of Wight


Who would have thought it? The little old Isle of Wight was the base for a tax fraud scheme involving luxury-priced watches. You might have seen the shop on Cowes High Street.

Friday, 30th September, 2016 3:29pm

By Lisa Billard with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight businessman arrested on suspicion of VAT fraud

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HMRC officers have arrested a 48 year old man from the Isle of Wight on suspicion of VAT evasion.

Thursday, 1st September, 2016 12:23pm

By Lisa Billard with 5 readers' comments

Don’t forget to update HMRC about your child’s details post-Results Day

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If you claim Child Tax Credit you need to let HMRC know whether your 16+ child will be continuing in full time education otherwise you may lose your claim.

Thursday, 18th August, 2016 4:05pm

By Lisa Billard