Personal tax

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DOTAS ‘kiss of death’ for tax avoidance schemes

Notifying HMRC of tax avoidance schemes under DOTAS is driving promoters to seek alternatives

04 Aug 2014

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Inheritance tax yield hits six-year peak

HMRC collected £3.4bn from bereaved families in 2013/14

01 Aug 2014

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HMRC offers tax avoiders settlement chance

Users of contractor loan schemes offered chance to settle liabilities

01 Aug 2014

HMRC secures eighth NT Advisors tribunal victory

Tribunal wins over NT Advisers have saved HMRC more than £750m

31 Jul 2014

Cameron hints at raising 40p threshold

David Cameron says he recognises the problem of paying the 40p rate "when people are not earning a lot of money"

31 Jul 2014

ICAEW urges HMRC to abandon 'unconstitutional' direct debt recovery

HMRC's proposed direct debt recovery powers are unconstitutional, ICAEW warns

30 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: Government-subsidised tax advice please?

With the government looking to help fund the provision of free advice to pensioners, the Practitioner thinks there are advantages, for all, to extend this to accounting and tax

25 Jul 2014

Top 50+50: Firms continue tax growth despite LLP distraction

Firms consolidate growth of tax functions following legislatively trying year, Top 50+50 data shows

24 Jul 2014

Top 50+50 LLPs make cash call due to tax changes

Two-thirds of the 2014 Top 50+50 LLPs made cash calls to partners caught by new LLP taxation rules

22 Jul 2014

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

Colin speculates on the effect HMRC's latest set of powers could have

22 Jul 2014

Commuters contribute £52bn annually in income tax

Workers in the south east contribute bulk of UK income tax

21 Jul 2014

Finance Act granted Royal Assent

The Finance Act 2014, containing controversial HMRC powers, receives Royal Assent

21 Jul 2014

NAO to audit HMRC projections following sums error

National Audit Office to examine HMRC projections following sums error

17 Jul 2014

‘Plebgate’ MP Mitchell embroiled in alleged avoidance scheme

Andrew Mitchell MP is named as one of the prominent investors in Ingenious Media's alleged film tax avoidance schemes

17 Jul 2014

HMRC must apply common sense to pay-up first plans

For those who espouse the morals of paying tax, HMRC's latest strategy doesn't quite sit right

16 Jul 2014

HMRC to publish list of 1,200 schemes earmarked for pay-up first

HMRC is to reveal which alleged tax avoidance schemes are to be targeted for accelerated payments

15 Jul 2014

'Complex complaints' push Taxation Disciplinary Board work to new level

Taxation Disciplinary Board sees increase in complaints received against CIoT and ATT members to record numbers for the second year in a row

14 Jul 2014

HMRC to raise £7bn from 'pay up first' powers

Taxman expects to raise £7bn from accelerated payment notices due to be issued from next week, Accountancy Age can reveal

11 Jul 2014

Government adviser implicated in avoidance scheme

BIS adviser invested in alleged film scheme

11 Jul 2014

More than 1,600 including celebrities in £1.2bn Liberty scheme

Celebrities, QCs and senior executives implicated in avoidance scheme

10 Jul 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

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

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

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

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

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...

Colin: EY-ers cheer on partner profits

Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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