Scotland's 29,640 taxi and private hire drivers will now need to complete new tax checks when renewing their operating licence, starting from October 2. Councils will administer the process in Scotland, which involves making sure drivers have completed their tax check before their licence applications can be considered. By linking tax compliance to licence renewal, the government hopes to discourage participation in the hidden economy and encourage drivers to fulfil their tax obligations." When renewing their licence, drivers will need to use a Government Gateway account to complete the tax check on GOV.UK. After answering a few questions about their tax registration, HMRC will provide applicants with a tax check code.
Source: Express October 02, 2023 21:51 UTC