29 June 2023

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has added four more names to its list of named tax avoidance schemes, promoters, enablers and suppliers.

The companies are:

  • Bluemoore Associates Ltd
  • Compliant Pay Ltd/Ultimate Planning Ltd
  • PAYE Services Limited
  • Resource Hubco Limited.

All these sechemes were operated in such a way that a payment was made to users at or near National Minimum Wage with the appropriate tax and National Insurance deducted. However, an additional payment was made without deductions in each case, with different terminology as to what the payment was intended to be. HMRC deemed this to be disguised remuneration, and so have ended up on the list.

Peak PAYE Limited has also been added to the list for receiving a stop notice, although no further action has yet been taken against this company.

It is important to keep an eye out for signs of tax avoidance. HMRC provides a range of guidance and help to assist you in this area.

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