Tax bodies

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Finance Bill 'a result of simplification', says Whiting

Consultation means Finance Bill remains manageable, says Office of Tax Simplification tax director

06 Dec 2011

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HMRC staff form whistleblowing group

"Dissent" claims to have 324 members in HMRC offices across the country

05 Dec 2011

National Audit Office

HMRC training strategy is undeveloped, says NAO

Auditors find HMRC is unaware of how much money it is spending on skills or where it is being spent

02 Dec 2011

90% of HMRC staff on strike

Unions claim nine in ten staff stay at home on day of strike action

30 Nov 2011

Protestors should cut out attacking public servants

Until HMRC accountability is strengthened, it is unfair to call on Hartnett to resign without full possession of the facts

10 Nov 2011

Dame Lesley stands down as HMRC head

HMRC chief executive officer stands down for health reasons

09 Nov 2011

HMRC appoints two more commissioners

Stephen Banyard and Simon Bowles appointed following criticism over HMRC governance

08 Nov 2011

HMRC arrested advisor on day of client's tribunal

Advisor was arrested as he was to give evidence in £27m tax case, it has emerged

01 Nov 2011

Former ATT president arrested

Andrew Meeson and three associates charged with stealing £5m through a tax fraud

31 Oct 2011

Taxman bullish in face of MPs' criticisms

The government's response to the Treasury Select Committee's report on HMRC showed little change in policy

28 Oct 2011

ATT president steps down over HMRC investigation

Andrew Meeson vows to fight allegations around pension scheme

27 Oct 2011

Hartnett to hold on - for now

Dave Hartnett's admittance of an error might just save him - especially with a precarious sitution at the top of HMRC

13 Oct 2011

CIoT prez creates impression at Tate Modern

Is tax an art, or science? ponders TS

12 Oct 2011

Consultations 'often a waste of time', says CIoT president

Anthony Thomas says HMRC process is "not the way to consult"

12 Oct 2011

Service standards are priority, says HMRC chairman

Mike Clasper acknowledged difficulties since 2005 merger

10 Oct 2011

Tax gap: HMRC should speculate to accumulate

Could investment into HMRC close the tax gap?

22 Sep 2011

Self-serve tax easier said than done

Tax professionals voice a wide range of concerns over plans to fundamentally alter the working relationship between them and HMRC

20 Sep 2011

Institutes to help HMRC improve performance standards

Profession will work with taxman in "groundbreaking" initiative to improve standards

14 Sep 2011

10% of HMRC compliance officers reaching retirement age

Parliamentary answer reveals ageing workforce

13 Sep 2011

Test drive HMRC's speedy new model

Taxman's new fast-track process looks to avoid the slow car-crash of the enquiry process, writes Neil Tipping

23 Aug 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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