The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.6) Bill 2017, which relates to Hong Kong’s commitment to implementing BEPS action 13, caused a stir in the accounting profession. The Institute’s tax experts tell Nicky Burridge how certain aspects of the new bill go beyond what was expected yet include positive signs of Hong Kong’s determination to step up… Read More Building a statutory transfer pricing regime
by David Descôteaux A robot tax could ensure governments don’t lose revenue and workers don’t become obsolete. But is this idea even desirable or even practicable? In 2017, as thousands of US retail workers lost their jobs, Amazon acquired 75,000 robots. According to news outlet Quartz, the company is investing so heavily in robotics that machines may… Read More Should we tax robots?
By Philip McNeill, Head of Taxation (Tax Practice and Owner Managed Business Taxes) There’s a right way to declare and pay dividends. Getting it wrong can have serious consequences – particularly for close company clients, but potentially for advisers as well, explains Philip McNeill. Back to basics Dividends are not dividends unless they are properly… Read More The right way to declare and pay dividends
The Faculty has published its latest thought leadership report: Growth, development and accounting: seeing the bigger picture. This report examines the role of accounting in promoting economic growth and development. We consider the ways in which it does so by contributing to: the quality of management decisions, the volume and quality of investment, and the… Read More Growth, development and accounting: seeing the bigger picture
Watch to discover how Making Tax Digital from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland is due to change the face of accountancy and what you can do to prepare. To watch this webinar, go to ICAS.com.
Making Tax Digital (MTD) will fundamentally change the administration of the UK tax system. On 13 July 2017 the government announced a new timetable and changes to the implementation, which mean that MTD will not take effect until April 2019 and will only be mandatory at that time for businesses over the VAT threshold.