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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

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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

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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

Scrap the annual Budget, says ICAS

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

17 Jul 2012

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

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

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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