Tax bodies

Anthony Thomas

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

George Osborne

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

Swiss flag

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

Businesses reminded of VAT returns rule change

From April VAT-registered businesses in the UK will have to submit their VAT returns online

26 Jan 2012

Tax head urges taxman to speed up penalty notices

ACCA's head of tax says recent tribunals on tax penalties are confusing for business

18 Jan 2012

Taxman misses deadline to create cyber crime teams

Plans to tackle increased threat of web attacks on tax authority's systems now two months late

17 Jan 2012

Taxman meets advisors as it seeks understanding

Taxman has met 23 advisors as part of programme to improve relations and working processes with stakeholders

20 Dec 2011

ATT president calls for tax profession regulation

Stuart McKinnon says agent strategy will "radically" change the profession

14 Dec 2011

Hartnett's retirement: here's to a duller taxman

Dave Hartnett's retirement will deprive HMRC of some colour - but this might be a good thing

12 Dec 2011

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Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

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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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