Tax bodies

scales of justice

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

ilovescotland

CIoT welcomes Scot's tax law despite missing adviser details

Passing of Scottish devolution Bill has permanently changed Scotland's tax landscape, tax institute says

22 Aug 2014

HM Revenue and Customs

Sleepless nights as HMRC's tax evasion property raids jump 12%

Tax authority targets 1,165 prosecutions for tax evasion in 2014/15

08 Jul 2014

HMRC pay up first powers could trigger 'wave of insolvencies'

HMRC's ‘Accelerated Payment' rules due to come into force in July could trigger bankruptcies or insolvencies, Moore Stephens warns

03 Jul 2014

Fallout from Icebreaker...commercial censorship?

Where is the line drawn on breach of contract with regards to Deloitte and client Icebreaker Management Limited? Jeremy Lederman gives his views

02 Jul 2014

ICAS: ‘Shouty’ tax debate obscures future Scottish plans

Tax debate has meant Scotland's voters have little knowledge of key facts, warns ICAS

21 May 2014

ICAEW: HMRC could supersede insolvency law with new powers

ICAEW Tax Faculty warns that HMRC could effectively make themselves a preferential creditor

09 Apr 2014

HMRC new account raiding powers are “draconian”

HMRC new account seizing powers could be bad news because the taxman is prone to mistakes says ACCA

24 Mar 2014

Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

IFS: Independent Scotland faces conflict over taxes

IFS outlines fiscal challenges facing an independent Scotland

30 Oct 2013

Provider warns on HMRC’s ‘sharpened’ SSAS focus

It should be mandatory for small self-administered pension schemes to have a professional trustee to avoid damaging tax charges, a provider has said

04 Sep 2013

Vodafone in multi-million pound tax deal with HMRC

Telecoms giant paid millions of pounds to HMRC to settle dispute over the tax paid by an Irish subsidiary, according to reports

19 Aug 2013

HMRC wins £68m stamp duty land tax case

Taxman successfully challenges SDLT avoidance scheme in judgment affecting 87 follower cases

14 Aug 2013

Tax advisers could face £1m fines in HMRC crackdown

HMRC launches crackdown on tax avoidance targeting scheme advisers and promoters - and plans penalties of up to £1m

13 Aug 2013

HMRC's five-year plan as renewal approaches on Capgemini's Aspire contract

HMRC is moving from a monolithic IT systems architecture to a ‘multi-sourced model’ explains CIO, Mark Hall, and Capgemini’s Craig Mills

12 Aug 2013

OTS employee benefits review: Taxation 'ripe for overhaul'

Office of Tax Simplification calls for radical overhaul of employee benefits tax and administration rules

12 Aug 2013

HMRC updates tax fugitives’ gallery

Taxman updates rogues' gallery of alleged tax fraudsters in a bid to collect hundreds of millions of pounds of lost revenue

09 Aug 2013

Serious tax evasion cases hit a five year low

Instances of tax evasion cases exceeding £50,000 down 16% on last year and 36% from its peak in 2010

24 Jun 2013

HMRC claims ‘customer' service progress after joint work with institutes

Progress made in several key areas of 'customer' service by the taxman

06 Jun 2013

HMRC shuts £190m tax avoidance scheme

HM Revenue & Customs shuts down tax avoidance scheme operated by NT Advisors which has protected about £190m in tax revenue

31 May 2013

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