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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

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Scottish parliament to discuss tax powers

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

05 Sep 2012

Hussain Chohan 20 most-wanted

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

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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