Tax bodies

Lin Homer

MPs question Homer's ability to lead HMRC

MPs in the Home Affairs Committee say they are "astounded" Lin Homer is now chief executive of HMRC following her record at the UK Border Agency

25 Mar 2013

HM Revenue and Customs

Tailby: HMRC needs external help to fight tax avoidance

Former HMRC anti-avoidance director Chris Tailby says the taxman needs to hire external expertise, and listen to the thoughts of tax professionals

08 Feb 2013

Richard Murphy and Stephen Herring

Herring takes narrow lead in tax avoidance debate

Herring and Murphy rejoin debate on Wednesday after guest speaker Ray McCann analyses arguments

15 Jan 2013

Too close to call in first day of tax debate

After the first day of debating, the issue of tax avoidance has split readers down the middle

14 Jan 2013

Accountancy Age tax avoidance debate now live

Tax Justice Network founder Richard Murphy and BDO tax partner Stephen Herring to oppose each other on tax avoidance in Accountancy Age's first 'Debate'

10 Jan 2013

AS2012: Taxman to avoid further departmental cuts

Chancellor announces during Autumn Statement that the taxman will use a further £77m towards fighting tax avoidance

05 Dec 2012

Edgy HMRC chief struggles to shine before MPs

The Public Accounts Committee's analysis of HMRC's accounts for the last year was not a comfortable experience for its top brass

09 Nov 2012

MPs accuse HMRC of failing to deal with corporate tax avoiders

MPs claim that smaller, less powerful, businesses get tougher treatment than big corporates on their tax affairs

06 Nov 2012

HMRC call centre figures “major step forward” - ICAEW

HMRC is to release quarterly performance figures for its call centres

02 Nov 2012

HMRC: Tax gap at £32bn

The latest tax gap figures from HM Revenue & Customs places the shortfall at £32bn

18 Oct 2012

Estate and will services set for reserved legal activity status

Estate administration and will services should become reserved legal activities, potentially affecting advisors

28 Sep 2012

Serious tax evasion cases down by more than a fifth

Recorded number of serious tax evasion cases drops 23%

25 Sep 2012

Keep taxman away from tax scheme panel, says CIoT

HMRC should not have representation on a GAAR advisory panel, warns the CIoT and ATT

18 Sep 2012

IT helps HMRC recover £26m in IHT

Latest software allows HMRC to crack down on inheritance tax avoiders and sparks further debate on evasion

14 Sep 2012

HMRC reaches strike truce with union

Strike action scheduled to take place this week has been called off after negotiations between the taxman and the PCS

06 Sep 2012

Scottish parliament to discuss tax powers

Scottish parliament to scrutinise tax powers devolved from Westminster when its Finance Committee convenes today

05 Sep 2012

Taxman releases tax most wanted list

HMRC releases a list of its 20 most wanted tax offenders, believed to be in hiding abroad

16 Aug 2012

NAO to report on taxman’s customer service performance

The National Audit Office will report on the standard of the taxman's customer services

15 Aug 2012

Ex-ATT president pleads not guilty to £5m fraud

Former ATT president Andrew Meeson has pleaded not guilty to charges his company defrauded HM Revenue & Customs by more than £5m through a “fictitious” pension scheme

03 Aug 2012

CIoT and IIT complete merger

After both institutions voted for a merger in May, the CIoT and Institute of Indirect Taxation complete the move

02 Aug 2012

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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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