Personal tax

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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

Ed Balls

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

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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

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

HMRC set to miss £3bn LDF target

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

23 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

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

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Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

Colin: Captain Obvious joins the Lib Dems

Colin wonders what other bleeding obvious policies the Lib Dems will announce in the run-up to the election

Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

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