Personal tax

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Labour confirms pension tax relief cut to fund jobs will be in 2015 manifesto

Labour to restrict higher-rate pensions tax relief for at least five years, if elected

11 Mar 2014

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Celebs to pay up for avoidance scheme ahead of court battle

Film scheme investors first to fall foul of taxman's new avoidance policy

10 Mar 2014

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Taxman scoops £110m in CGT underpayments

HMRC recoups a third more in CGT underpayments and penalties in the last year, compared to 2011/12

10 Mar 2014

More austerity as Treasury faces £20bn black hole

Office for Budget Responsibility economic models find £20bn shortfall

07 Mar 2014

HMRC loses pensions contributions Supreme Court tax case

Employers' pensions contributions are not earnings for tax purposes, the Supreme Court finds

05 Mar 2014

Government at odds with PAC over tax gap

Government dismisses various Public Accounts Committee recommendations over tax gap and HMRC operations

04 Mar 2014

Leader: Is the ICAEW on the mark with Fair Tax thoughts?

Is the institute serious about 'fair tax', or is it just jumping on a bandwagon?

27 Feb 2014

Credit Suisse ‘shredded documents’ for US tax evaders

Swiss bank alleged to have helped US clients avoid taxes, senate committee claims

26 Feb 2014

LLP tax guidance could be too little, too late for firms

HMRC's taxation of LLPs guidance may help firms' decisions, but 6 April deadline looms

26 Feb 2014

HMRC to press on with LLP tax changes

Guidance shows controversial tests over partners' status are likely to be introduced

24 Feb 2014

UK steps up tax fight against offshore account holders

HMRC launches offshore crackdown campaign, as G20 steps up co-ordination in tax information sharing accord

24 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Taxing me, taxing you

ABBA wearing crazy outfits for tax reasons? Taking Stock's interest was piqued

20 Feb 2014

LLPs guidance delay sign concerns may be heeded

LLP guidance still not published, with professions on tenterhooks

18 Feb 2014

Tax exemption for Commonwealth Games

Income tax exemptions to be put in place for international athletes

18 Feb 2014

Taking Stock: Partridge-esque Valentine’s message from taxman

HMRC throws its hat in the ring for the most romantic Valentine's Day message yet

14 Feb 2014

HMRC to roll out enquiry centre closures

After seven-month trial, all 281 enquiry centres to close

13 Feb 2014

Flood victims offered tax reliefs by authorities

Range of tax reliefs announced for victims of UK floods

13 Feb 2014

RTI penalties to be staggered, HMRC confirms

Penalties for infringements on the real-time PAYE system are to be staggered over the 12 months to April 2015

12 Feb 2014

HMRC issues warning over rise in tax rebate online scam

E-mail scam could see taxpayers defrauded, HMRC warns

10 Feb 2014

‘Pay-up first’ anti-tax avoidance rule not justified

Steps to compel people in disputed tax avoidance schemes to pay up before taking cases through courts are unconstitutional, writes Cormac Marum

07 Feb 2014

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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