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Taxman's ‘affluent unit' nets more tax

The taxman's ‘affluent unit' has collected £137.2m in extra tax from its probes in 2013/14, up from £85.7m the previous year

26 Jan 2015

VAT blinds

HMRC probes grab £3.9bn extra VAT from SMEs

Level of additional VAT from probes into small businesses by HMRC's local offices has now almost doubled in three years

08 Dec 2014

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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

Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

Claims consultant banned for compensating himself ahead of HMRC

Claims consultant Richard Render disqualified as a company director for six years for failing to pay tax but paying himself instead

24 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

London property amasses 90% of HMRCs high-end tax bonanza

The latest figures show the taxman raised £100m through the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) in 2013-14, with the capital contributing £89m.

07 Nov 2014

Taxman probes two thirds of Britain's biggest companies

Jennie Granger, the taxman's director general of enforcement and compliance, told an HMRC stakeholder conference that the majority of the probes covered "multiple issues

06 Nov 2014

Benefits of devolved tax must outweigh costs, says ICAS

In its submission to the Smith Commission - currently thrashing out which powers should be devolved following September's highly charged devolution vote - ICAS urged the commission to ensure that the devolution of income taxes should be carefully implemented on a step by step basis to avoid 'the risk of unintended consequences'

31 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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