Tax bodies

CIoT

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

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

Pyramid

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

CIOT’s president critical of tax system

The head of the Chartered Institute of Taxation criticises UK tax system, media and senior politicians in a speech to members

17 Apr 2012

Osborne flags up PAYE overhaul in HMRC remit

In a letter to Lin Homer, George Osborne has outlined five key targets for HMRC over the coming fiscal year

13 Apr 2012

German-Swiss tax deal could see UK-Swiss contract change

If Germany and Switzerland agree higher tax rates, the UK can request that the UK-Swiss treaty matches that

10 Apr 2012

HMRC faces up to advisors' woes

Senior tax advisors welcome the first stage of the taxman's attempts to improve service delivery, with visits to each others' turf proving an eye-opener

05 Apr 2012

HMRC inspectors sent back to school

HMRC has linked up with Manchester Metropolitan University to create a tax degree

30 Mar 2012

UK Swiss tax deal amended

Amended witholding tax on Britons with hidden money in Swiss bank account likely to boost demand for Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility, accountants say

21 Mar 2012

Taxman to issue more timely reminders about late employer returns

Employers who haven't filed their annual P35 returns summarising employees' tax deductions will receive reminder letters from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) soon after the filing deadline to avoid months of penalty charges building up.

20 Mar 2012

ICAS: Cut national insurance contributions for young people

ICAS urges George Osborne to cut NICs for 16 to 25-year olds in Wednesday's Budget to make it cheaper for employers to hire young people

19 Mar 2012

Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 Mar 2012

HMRC's tax gap is "misleading"

Treasury committee wants HMRC to take different tack on its tax gap strategy

09 Mar 2012

Compliance reforms help taxman boost tax yields by £4.3bn

NAO report finds changes to how HMRC tackles tax evasion increased tax yields by £4.3bn between 2006 and 2011, although there is still room for improvement

01 Mar 2012

£1.4m bonuses paid to tax workers

HM Revenue and Customs staff working on criminal investigations received bonuses for 'annual work' and 'exceptional' performance

23 Feb 2012

Paying cash in hand is “diddling the country” says HMRC's Hartnett

Dave Hartnett called on people who suspect wrongdoing to telephone HMRC's whistle-blower hotline and tip off inspectors

27 Jan 2012

Strike action set to disrupt tax deadline day

31 January deadline remains but late filers may be able to claim 'reasonable excuse' if can't get through to call centres

26 Jan 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

social-networking

Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

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

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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