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Former ATT president arrested

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

31 Oct 2011

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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

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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

ICAS warns against Scottish corporation tax

Institute says separate rate will encourage profit shifting

15 Aug 2011

Accountants do what they can for riot-hit businesses

Advisors' services will not bring looted businesses back to full health but they can help

15 Aug 2011

Agent strategy 'contains fundamental issues'

CIoT and ATT warn that agent registration must have independent oversight

11 Aug 2011

OECD appoints new tax head

Pascal Saint Amans takes top tax role

02 Aug 2011

MPs refute HMRC reasons for poor service standards

The Treasury select committee said problems with NPS cannot be blamed for long-running issue

01 Aug 2011

OTS proposes dropping GAAP for small businesses

The Office of Tax Simplification suggests cash accounting for small businesses

29 Jul 2011

Disincorporated businesses could benefit from relief

The Office of Tax Simplification consults on small business taxation

28 Jul 2011

Tax computer says no...

Increasing impersonalisation of the tax system will discourage the UK's good taxpaying culture, warns David Ingall

22 Jul 2011

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