Corporate tax

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Smith Commission recommends Scotland sets own income tax rates

Scotland should gain power to set income tax among raft of recommendations by Smith Commission

27 Nov 2014

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Tax cuts for business boosts public revenues

Survey finds business contributions rise with tax cuts

26 Nov 2014

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Livingston FC deducted points after tax failure

Scottish Championship club docked five points and fined £10,000 over tax on player bonuses in 2010/11 season

25 Nov 2014

NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

OTS launches employment status and tax penalties projects

OTS to examine effectiveness of current employment status regime and that of tax-related penalties

17 Nov 2014

Osborne to waive Band Aid 30 VAT

Treasury confirms VAT will not be charged on collaborative charity single

17 Nov 2014

Starbucks’ Dutch tax deal potentially illegal – EU

EU launches investigation into relationship between Starbucks and Netherlands

14 Nov 2014

Labour promise to double penalties for tax avoiders

No-compromise stance outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls who pledged a Labour government would double the penalties for those caught by HMRC's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

14 Nov 2014

UK could water down Patent Box after Germany compromise

Compromise could see Patent Box regime significantly restricted

12 Nov 2014

HMRC reclaims £3.65bn in unpaid taxes

HMRC specialist takes record yield, law firm Pinsent Masons finds

10 Nov 2014

Taxman probes two thirds of Britain's biggest companies

Jennie Granger, the taxman's director general of enforcement and compliance, told an HMRC stakeholder conference that the majority of the probes covered "multiple issues

06 Nov 2014

Luxembourg at centre of tax avoidance furore

Investigation reveals European principality acted as conduit for businesses seeking to drive down tax bills

06 Nov 2014

Accountant arrested over suspected £2m VAT fraud

Four men arrested, including an accountant, in dawn raids over alleged VAT scam

06 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: HMRC looks to go viral with tax avoidance pointers

TS wonders whether HMRC could ever effectively break into the world of viral content

05 Nov 2014

Osborne hails 'remarkable progress' made in global tax co-ordination

George Osborne welcomes direction of travel set by OECD members in fight against tax evasion

30 Oct 2014

Devolution of tax powers to Scotland could overstretch HMRC

ICAEW tax chief warns further devolution of tax powers to Scotland could see HMRC struggle to cope

29 Oct 2014

Indirect tax levies rise 49% over ten years

A shift in the tax base toward indirect taxes sees an overall 43% increase in yield

29 Oct 2014

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

Record sum paid to those tipping off HM Revenue & Customs about tax avoidance activity

27 Oct 2014

Osborne posits tax breaks for London NFL team

The chancellor dangles tax break carrot in front of NFL over prospect of securing London-based American football outpost

23 Oct 2014

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