Research from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) claims that VAT creates the biggest administration burden for around two-thirds of businesses in the UK.

Of the 1,100 businesses of various sizes polled, 64% were confused by the array of rates and rules to comply with VAT legislation.

This percentage is likely to increase in the near future as VAT-registered businesses with taxable turnover of more than £85,000 prepare for Making Tax Digital to take effect from April 2019.

54% stated that payroll tasks were the next biggest compliance burden, with many firms confused by the national insurance contribution thresholds and rates they are required to pay.

41% felt that Corporation Tax was the third biggest headache for businesses in the UK, whilst three in four (75%) felt that HMRC red tape had increased in the last five years.

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