Yellow Tax Handbook 2019-20

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Provides the fully amended and annotated text of all legislation and official material relating to income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax, national insurance contributions, tax credits, petroleum revenue tax and inheritance tax.

Includes statutes and statutory instruments; extra-statutory concessions and statements of practice; footnotes indicating amendments to legislation; cross-references; definitions; additional helpful material including Revenue and other press releases and cross-references to the Revenue Internal Guidance Manuals.


Yellow Tax Handbook 2019-20

The Yellow Tax Handbook 2019-20 has been updated to incorporate the following:

July 2020
Fees for Payment of Taxes, etc. by Card Regulations, SI 2020/657
Childcare Payments (Coronavirus and Miscellaneous
Amendments) Regulations, SI 2020/656
Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules, SI 2020/651

Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules, SI 2020/651

Tax Credits
Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit (Persons of Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/672

June 2020
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (amendments)
Financial Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2020/628
Companies etc. (Filing Requirements) (Temporary Modifications) Regulations, SI 2020/645
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (amendments)
Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme (English and Welsh Schemes) (Excluded Benefits for Tax Purposes) Regulations, SI 2020/615
Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations, SI 2
Income Tax (Exemption for Coronavirus Related Home Office Expenses) Regulations, SI 2020/524
Individual Savings Account (Amendment No 3) (Coronavirus) Regulations, SI 2020/506
International Tax Compliance (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/438
Tribunal Procedure (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Rules, SI 2020/416
Coronavirus (Scotland) (No 2) Act 2020 (extracts)

Social Security Contributions (Disregarded Payments) (Coronavirus) Regulations, SI 2020/525

Codes of Practice
CC/FS1c General information about compliance checks into certain large and complex businesses

20 April 2020
New material covered:
Coronavirus Act 2020
Treasury Directions on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (added to CA 2020 s 76)
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (Disapplication of the Deferral of Subordinate Legislation) (Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2020/93
First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Chambers) (Amendment) Order, SI 2020/137
Taxes (Interest Rate) (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/194
Van Benefit and Car and Van Fuel Benefit Order, SI 2020/199
Insolvency Act 1986 (Prescribed Part) (Amendment) Order, SI 2020/211
Employment Allowance (Excluded Persons) Regulations, SI 2020/218
Social Security Contributions (Decisions and Appeals) (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/238
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/239
Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations, SI 2020/240
Capital Allowances Act 2001 (Amendment of Section 45K) Order, SI 2020/260
Individual Savings Account (Amendment No. 2) Regulations, SI 2020/261
Child Trust Funds (Amendment No. 2) Regulations, SI 2020/269
Employment Allowance (Increase of Maximum Amount) Regulations, SI 2020/273
National Insurance Contributions (Termination Awards and Sporting Testimonials) Act 2019 (Commencement and Transitional Provisions) Regulations, SI 2020/285
Income Tax (Benefits in Kind) (Exemption for Welfare Counselling) (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/291
Tax Credits, Child Benefit, Guardian's Allowance and Childcare Payments (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations, SI 2020/297
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Regulations, SI 2020/298
Social Security (Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations, SI 2020/299
Social Security (Contributions) (Amendment No 2) Regulations, SI 2020/300
Guardian's Allowance Up-rating Regulations, SI 2020/302
Social Security (Contributions) (Re-rating) Consequential Amendment Regulations, SI 2020/303
UK Property Rich Collective Investment Vehicles (Amendment of the Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992) Regulations, SI 2020/315
Taxes (Amendments) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2020/332
Capital Gains Tax (Annual Exempt Amount) Order, SI 2020/333
Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (Indexation of Annual Chargeable Amounts) Order, SI 2020/341
Finance Act 2004 (Standard Lifetime Allowance) Regulations, SI 2020/342
Income Tax (Indexation) Order, SI 2020/343
Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay (Consequential Amendments to Subordinate Legislation) Regulations, SI 2020/354
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Regulations, SI 2020/371
Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment No 2) Regulations, SI 2020/373
Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/374
Social Security (Coronavirus) (Further Measures) Amendment Regulations, SI 2020/397

The Finance Bill 2020 has been included in full.

3 March 2020
Codes of Practice and Factsheets
The following Codes of Practice have been updated:
ES/FS1 Employed or self-employed for tax and National Insurance contributions
CC/FS14 Managing Serious Defaulters
CC/FS22 Sending us electronic records

19 February 2020
Amendments made by:
the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 to the following legislation:
Taxes Management Act 1970
Interpretation Act 1978
Films Act 1985
Insolvency Act 1986
TCGA 1992
Finance Act 1998
Capital Allowances Act 2001
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Finance Act 2004
Pensions Act 2004
Finance Act 2006
Government of Wales Act 2006
ITA 2007
CTA 2009
CTA 2010
TIOPA 2010
Finance Act 2010
Finance Act 2011
Finance Act 2012
Finance Act 2013
TCMA Wales
Bankruptcy Scotland
EUWA 2018
Interpretation Act 1978 amended by the Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Act 2020
Insolvency Act 1986 amended by the Bank Recovery and Resolution and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations, SI 2018/1394
FA 1989 amended by the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 (Commencement) Regulations, SI 2020/45
SSI 2015/381 amended by the Scottish Tribunals (Eligibility for Appointment) Amendment Regulations SSI 2019/384 and the Scottish Tribunals (Eligibility for Appointment) Amendment Regulations SSI 2018/276
Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 amended by the Scottish Tribunals (Listed Tribunals) Regulations, SI 2019/348
FA 2013, CTA 2010, ITA 2007, ITTOIA 2005, ITEPA 2003 amended by the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations, SI 2019/1458
SI 1998/1870 amended by the Individual Savings Account (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/30
SI 2004/1450 amended by the Child Trust Funds (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2020/29
National Insurance
Amendments made by the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
SI 1997/556 and SI 2000/727 amended by the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations, SI 2019/1458
Inheritance Tax
Amendments made by the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
FA 2013 amended by the Civil Partnership (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations, SI 2019/1458
Administration of Estates Act 1925 amended by the Administration of Estates Act 1925 (Fixed Net Sum) Order, SI 2020/33
The following Factsheets have been updated:
CC/FS1a About compliance checks
CC/FS5 Compliance checks: unannounced visits for inspections approved by the tribunal
CC/FS7a Compliance checks for penalties of inaccuracies in returns or documents
CC/FS10 Suspending penalties for careless inaccuracies in returns or documents
CC/FS13 Publishing details of deliberate defaulters
CC/FS15 Self Assessment and old penalty rules
CC/FS17 Compliance checks: penalties for offshore non-compliance
CC/FS18b penalties if you do not file Construction Industry Scheme returns on time

10 February 2020
RDR3: Statutory Residence Test (SRT) notes has been updated.

Miscellaneous Non-Statutory Material
FRS 102: The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland has been updated

22 January 2020
Amendments made by:
Tribunal Procedure (Amendment) Rules, SI 2019/925
Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations, SI 2019/1048
Finance Act 2018, Section 8(1) (Commencement) Regulations, SI 2019/1160
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Commencement No 4) Regulations, SI 2019/1198
Data-gathering Powers (Relevant Data) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1221
Tonnage Tax (Training Requirement) (Amendment etc) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1227
Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992, Schedule 8B (Substitution of Dates) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1237
Finance Act 2009, Sections 101 and 102 (Penalties for Offshore Evasion or Non-Compliance) (Appointed Day) Order 2019, SI 2019/1238
Taxation of Hybrid Capital Instruments (Amendment of Section 475C of the Corporation Tax Act 2009) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/1250
Hybrid and Other Mismatches (Financial Instrument: Exclusions) Regulations, SI 2019/1251
Legislation (Wales) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order, SI 2019/1333
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations, SI 2019/1423


Anne Redston , MA(Oxon), FCA, FTII Consultant editor