Personal tax

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Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

28 Nov 2014

Scottish Parliament at Holyrood

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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LDF clients must give ‘informed consent’ for e-mail communication

HMRC warns tax advisers over risk of e-mail communication

27 Nov 2014

'Tears' will follow Scottish tax devolution plans, warns Darling

Handing over Scottish income tax powers while removing voting rights will create a split that adds great risk to improving the economy, warns Alistair Darling

24 Nov 2014

Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 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's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 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

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

No one solution to tax avoidance issue – Maugham

Speaking at the ICAEW's Hardman Lecture, Devereux Tax Chambers' Jolyon Maugham warns that despite 'heavy lifting' on tax avoidance being done, vigilance is still required

12 Nov 2014

The Practitioner: Kids make more sense than clients

As The Practitioner tries to simplify workflow, an appreciation of a child-like attitude to debt is formed

11 Nov 2014

HMRC reclaims £3.65bn in unpaid taxes

HMRC specialist takes record yield, law firm Pinsent Masons finds

10 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

Migrants to suffer if 'strict liability' tax rules enacted, warns LITRG

Migrants to the UK may find small amounts earned in their home country could see them fall foul of proposed strict liability law on offshore tax evasion, warns Low Incomes Tax Reform Group chairman Anthony Thomas

05 Nov 2014

Tax statements to show government spend

Treasury to send tax breakdowns to 24 million taxpayers

04 Nov 2014

OECD strikes global deal on automatic tax information sharing

OECD member countries will automatically exchange data on individuals' tax affairs after agreement is struck

29 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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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