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All eBay final value fees now subject to VAT

04 September 2017

For the first time eBay is applying VAT to the fees of its business sellers.

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Reprieve for small businesses as Treasury delays plans for digital quarterly reporting

14 July 2017

Small businesses are celebrating after plans to enforce online quarterly reporting were delayed by government.

Trade greets tax reporting change delay

02 May 2017

A now-postponed plan by HMRC to require businesses and the self-employed to file tax returns quarterly rather than yearly “would create havoc” if it was imposed as scheduled in 2018, dealers have told ATG.

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Dealers welcome delay in shift to quarterly digital tax returns

26 April 2017

The decision to delay and possibly shelve a requirement for businesses and the self-employed to file tax returns quarterly rather than yearly has been welcomed by dealer body BADA, which had lobbied against it.

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Trade bodies say Budget 2017 ‘ducks desperate need for business rate reform’

18 March 2017

The antiques trade has expressed disappointment following the Spring Budget, after its reform of business rates fell short of the wholesale changes requested by industry bodies.

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Antiques trade hopeful of business rates reform following government u-turn on National Insurance

16 March 2017

A government u-turn on a National Insurance rise has been welcomed by the art and antiques trade, giving hope that a review of business rates could follow.

Business rates lobbying

11 March 2017

Trade bodies are lobbying the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, about a planned hike in business rates, ahead of his first Budget speech on March 8.

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BADA chief lobbies Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on business rates rises and new tax reporting rules

03 March 2017

The chief executive of BADA, Marco Forgione, has lobbied Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on imminent hikes to business rates and changes to tax reporting that are set to impact the trade.

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Project connects public with art and heritage from private collections

17 February 2017

Thousands of privately-owned works have become easier to access than ever before on a website launched by the Open Inheritance Art project.

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April business rates hike to hit dealers in London and Cotswolds the hardest

14 February 2017

Shop owners in London and the south of England are facing a significant increase in business rates when bills arrive in April.

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Dealer Guy Wildenstein cleared of tax fraud after Paris criminal trial

12 January 2017

Art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud in a surprise verdict following a criminal trial in Paris.

FT letter from trade body heads

Trade bodies unite to fight tax reforms that impact art and antiques trade

11 November 2016

Efforts to protect the trade’s Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against tax reforms gathered steam this week with the publication of a letter from three leading trade associations in the Financial Times.

Collector and shippers indicted over New York tax dodge

21 October 2016

A Manhattan district attorney has warned the art and antiques trade of its obligations regarding local sales taxes after a collector and his shippers were indicted for fraud.

Wildenstein tax trial begins in Paris

26 September 2016

The long-awaited tax fraud trial of art dealer Guy Wildenstein has begun in Paris.

BADA join FSB to research rate relief

30 June 2016

BADA have joined with the Federation of Small Business (FSB) to research how much art and antique dealers are helped by the government’s proposed rate relief on properties – if at all.

New customs rules on Temporary Admissions come into effect

04 May 2016

The Union Customs Code (UCC), designed to standardise how customs information is processed, became law on May 1.

Auctioneers selling alcohol told to register with HMRC by March 31 or face fines

17 March 2016

Auction houses selling wine, whisky and other alcoholic drinks to other businesses face criminal convictions and fines up to £10,000 if they fail to register for a new HMRC scheme that aims to police the sale of alcohol to retailers and capture an estimated £1.2bn in unpaid tax.

BADA meet Treasury on tax returns

01 March 2016

The British Antiques Dealers Association has met with HM Treasury officials as part of its campaign against HMRC plans to require all businesses to file tax returns on a quarterly, digital basis from 2020.

BADA to campaign against quarterly tax returns

31 December 2015

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is p09nning to mount a campaign with other business bodies to halt a government plan to require all businesses, regardless of size, to file tax returns on a quarterly, digital basis rather than annually.

HMRC investigate eBay traders

25 June 2015

Online sellers who use eBay are the focus of fresh attempts by HM Revenue & Customs to crack down on tax evasion.