Tax bodies

Scrap the annual Budget, says ICAS

Scottish institute says an annual Budget causes a short-term approach from government

17 Jul 2012

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Devolving Scottish tax likely to be "expensive and complicated"

ICAEW warns that there would be many issues to resolve to create a separate Scottish tax system

16 Jul 2012

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HMRC workers in strike over cuts

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union take industrial action over proposed jobs cuts and privatisation

25 Jun 2012

Colin: Revenue taking the high road?

Scotland's revenuelution

11 Jun 2012

Revenue Scotland: Sleek simplicity would not stop complexity

Scotland wants a new tax agency that is 'digital' and sleek. But advisors fear more red tape and complexity for them and their clients

08 Jun 2012

Scotland to set up its own Revenue

The Scottish government is to set up its own tax agency called Revenue Scotland by 2015

07 Jun 2012

HMRC workers vote for strike

More than half of revenue staff polled have voted for industrial action

07 Jun 2012

CIoT and IIT to merge

The Chartered Institute of Taxation and Institute of Indirect Taxation announce they are to merge

29 May 2012

Revenue defends tax gap calculation

The taxman has defended its tax gap figures, branding alternative calculations "misleading"

22 May 2012

Tax helpline set up for bereaved

As part of a wider project to improve HMRC's services, a helpline for people suffering bereavement has been set up in Cardiff

21 May 2012

2020 Tax Commission calls for single income tax

In its latest report, the 2020 Tax Commission outlines six steps it believes could lead to a simpler tax system

21 May 2012

HMRC employee held in phone-hacking probe

A 50-year-old man employed by HMRC has been arrested in connection with the phone hacking enquiry

17 May 2012

Tyrie wants HMRC to have greater policy input

The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee would like to see HMRC have greater involvement in the formulation of policy

16 May 2012

HMRC claims service delivery improvements

HMRC has released a status update of its Joint Understanding Agents Project, outlining the progress made in areas including post and phone services

15 May 2012

CIOT and IIT set to vote on merger

The CIOT and IIT will merge in early July, subject to ballotts to be taken this month

11 May 2012

ICAS queries Scotland’s tax devolution in paper

ICAS questions the implications of devolving tax powers to Holyrood in its latest paper

09 May 2012

HMRC needs top-to-bottom improvement

HMRC is struggling to bring in leadership at the top - while being forced to shed good staff at the bottom, says Mike Straughan

04 May 2012

Apple’s low-tax strategy

A complex series of subsidiaries allows Apple to legally mitigate its tax liabilities worldwide

01 May 2012

Clasper set to leave HMRC

HMRC is looking for a new chairman following the announcement of Mike Clasper's departure.

30 Apr 2012

CBI fight-back on business tax brings GAAR warning

CBI defends British businsses as paying their way

20 Apr 2012

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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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