Technical factsheet: provisions and contingencies and breaches of law or regulation
The purpose of this technical factsheet is to remind members of the recognition criteria contained in UK accounting standards and to carefully scrutinise the facts of each case where a provision has been recognised to ensure the provision is appropriate
Sustainability Disclosure Standards – coming ready or not?
For those of us who may be sceptical about the likelihood of global sustainability standards any time soon, it is worth remembering the global adoption of the IFRS Accounting Standards, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). In the ‘Use of IFRS Standards around the world’ published by the IFRS Foundation in 2018, 144 of the 166 profiled jurisdictions require the use of IFRS Standards. This significant milestone was achieved in less than 20 years as it was only from 1 April 2001 when the standard-setting work of the IFRS Foundation was carried out by the IASB.
Event: Fostering taxpayer education to enhance public trust in tax and help achieve SDGs - 8 February 2022
ACCA and IFAC, in collaboration with the OECD, are delighted to invite you to a lively discussion revolving around three main approaches around taxpayers education - teaching tax; communicating tax; and supporting taxpayers directly in compliance - and how to foster effective collaboration among the key actors, with experts from the OECD, EU policy makers, tax administrations, academics and the accountancy profession.
when it comes to mistakes, ignorance is no defence, so firms have to take every care when completing their returns and ensure that they are on time – in other words, don’t give HMRC any cause for concern.
Guide to... what to do when you lose your tax records
Unforeseen circumstances – such as a fire or flood in your premises – could mean you lose your tax and accounting records. In this guide, we explore what to do if you lose financial records and what help you can expect from HMRC.
First published in 2014, this report examines certainty which, along with simplicity and stability, is one of the cornerstones of a good tax system: but why is it important? How can policymakers encourage certainty? Are there occasions when an uncertain outcome might be unavoidable, or even justified?
ACCA's response to EU Green Deal – Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
ACCA welcomes the opportunity to provide our views to the proposed revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD). We fully support the stated aims of this revision: by sending price signals, taxes are, indeed, an important lever in changing business and consumer behaviour. We particularly welcome the Commission’s intention to shift the tax burden from labour taxation to environmental taxation. ACCA believes that this holistic and system-wide policy response is key to addressing the scale of the environmental and social challenges currently facing not only EU member states, but countries around the world.
Over the past 10 years the government has attacked the buy-to-let market with a raft of new provisions designed, in part, to make this activity less attractive. This factsheet explores the reliefs and taxes affecting landlords.