Tax bodies

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ICAS warns against Scottish corporation tax

Institute says separate rate will encourage profit shifting

15 Aug 2011

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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

CIoT

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

Taxman plans £235m cuts to IT

HMRC aims to reduce IT costs by £235m, a NAO report reveals

20 Jul 2011

Fix PAYE or risk 'grave' consequences, says tax reform group

Tax reform group warns HMRC that fixing PAYE before the introduction of further systems is urgent

20 Jul 2011

Strathie to take three-month break

HMRC chief executive to undergo surgery, a spokesman has announced

19 Jul 2011

Dishonest advisors to be named and shamed

HMRC's strategy for dealing with dishonest tax agents has been released

14 Jul 2011

Colin - war chest

14 Jul 2011

HMRC must embrace tax advisors

HMRC must appreciate the need for experienced advisors to bridge the gap between confused taxpayers and a struggling Revenue, says Andrew Meeson

13 Jul 2011

First step in NI-income tax merger applauded

CIoT president Anthony Thomas welcomes the beginning of a process that could merge National Insurance and income tax

11 Jul 2011

Tax Law Rewrite Project stirs up dissent

The Tax Law Rewrite Project met with approval for its simple language but experts said the opportunity to simplify legislation was missed

08 Jul 2011

KPMG graduates to take new ICAS tax training

More than 100 KPMG tax trainees to take new ICAS qualification

07 Jul 2011

OTS confirms pension and share scheme reviews

The Office of Tax Simplification confirms focus on simplifying tax systems for pensioners and share schemes

27 Jun 2011

Hartnett envious of Russell Brand's figures

Like an insecure 17 year old boy, HMRC is looking enviously at Russell Brand's figures

24 Jun 2011

Aaronson casts doubt on statutory GAAR

The study group on the general anti avoidance rule has said "it does not yet know" whether statutory rules will be feasible

23 Jun 2011

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

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Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

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

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

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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