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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

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HMRC's tax gap is "misleading"

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

09 Mar 2012

National Audit Office

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

Finance Bill 'a result of simplification', says Whiting

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

06 Dec 2011

HMRC staff form whistleblowing group

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

05 Dec 2011

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

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

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