Personal tax

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HMRC set to miss £3bn LDF target

The Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility has raised £833m with just 18 months left to run

23 Oct 2014

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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

Adrian Benosiglio and Caroline Rai

Baker Tilly adds two to London tax team

Baker Tilly appoint Caroline Rai and Adrian Benosiglio as tax partners

21 Oct 2014

Labour to hit £3m homes with £10k mansion tax

Labour mansion tax plans could include substantial rise for homes over £3m

21 Oct 2014

Tax gap climbs to 6.8%

Tax shortfall up as figures for 2011/12 revised down

17 Oct 2014

HMRC workers on strike over pay and job cuts

200,000 PCS members expected to strike today over pension, privatisation, pay and job losses

15 Oct 2014

HMRC should not bypass courts – CIoT's Fairpo

CIoT president Anne Fairpo criticises range of HMRC powers introduced over the course of the year which allow it to sidestep the courts

15 Oct 2014

ATT calls for HMRC RTI investigation

Association of Taxation Technicians describes need for review of tax reporting system as "urgent"

10 Oct 2014

Holyrood uses first-time tax powers to set land taxes

Edinburgh uses its tax-setting powers during the Scottish Budget

10 Oct 2014

‘Hundreds of thousands’ hit by second HMRC blunder

Further HMRC miscalculations leave thousands of taxpayers facing uncertainty over their tax position

10 Oct 2014

Clegg looks to cut income tax and ease workers' NI burden

Income tax and National Insurance cuts for the poor to be paid for by the rich, says the Lib Dem leader

08 Oct 2014

There is ‘moral dimension’ to tax, claims PwC chairman

Dennis Nally resurrects morality versus law debate in tax affairs

07 Oct 2014

HMRC turns to psychologists to inspire guilt in taxpayers

Psychologists help HMRC draft letters to taxpayers in arrears to drive up yield

06 Oct 2014

Colin: Two things in life were guaranteed...

... but now no more, Colin notes

02 Oct 2014

Cameron pledges tax cuts if re-elected in 2015

Upping the 10p and 40p rate to new thresholds on the cards if Conservatives re-elected

01 Oct 2014

HMRC gains pay packet tax debt collection powers

High earners with large tax debts face PAYE deductions of up to £17,000 a year under new powers

30 Sep 2014

Conservatives promise to scrap 55% pensions ‘death tax’

Pensioners will be able to leave a much greater portion of their pension pots to wider variety of people with the abolition of the 55% rate

29 Sep 2014

ICAEW chief bemoans 'lack of detail' in Ed Balls action plan

Michael Izza disappointed at the lack of book balancing detail in Ed Balls Budget plan

23 Sep 2014

Scotland on cusp of securing massive tax-raising powers

Scotland set to receive raft of new tax-raising powers regardless of referendum result

17 Sep 2014

Montpelier CEO cleared of tax dodging after 'humiliating' HMRC climb down

Watkin Gittins cleared of cheating the public revenue of £1m, as the long-running tax saga ends in ignominy for the CPS and HMRC

17 Sep 2014

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

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If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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