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Budget 2013: Dour or defining? Or both?

Calum Fuller takes a look at the likely comings and goings in this week's 2013 Budget

19 Mar 2013

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PAC: Taxman’s ‘customer’ service “inadequate”

HMRC must improve its levels of 'customer' service to taxpayers, the Public Accounts Committee says in its 36th Report of Session

18 Mar 2013

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Chancellor faces calls for tax cuts as Budget looms

As the Budget approaches, the chancellor's party colleagues call for swingeing tax cuts to boost business

04 Mar 2013

Tax specialist Mike Thornton wins Eastleigh by-election

Eastleigh Liberal Democrat win see’s tax specialist Mike Thornton take his seat in Parliament

01 Mar 2013

ICAEW right to defend taxman’s efforts to curb avoidance

The ICAEW was right to defend HMRC's track record on tackling tax avoidance following PAC criticism, writes Calum Fuller

01 Mar 2013

Government procurement could spark consultancy revolution

The new government procurement framework could open up the consulting market - and even improve client/customer relations

28 Feb 2013

HMRC should “name and shame” tax avoiders, says Hodge

Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge calls for a "more robust approach" from HM Revenue & Customs against tax avoidance

19 Feb 2013

Government 'squandering' chance to simplify tax for SMEs

A clause in the Finance Bill 2013 designed to allow small businesses to account on cash basis is "unnecessarily complicated" says the ATT

12 Feb 2013

Government to freeze IHT threshold to pay for care

The health secretary is to hold the inheritance tax threshold for several years, in order to pay for improved social care for the elderly

11 Feb 2013

Public Accounts Committee not furthering tax avoidance debate, say readers

After a week of polling, Accountancy Age readers say the Public Accounts Committee has not furthered the tax avoidance debate

08 Feb 2013

Should the government red card the football creditor rule?

What does the profession think of the controversial insolvency rule? Both sides take to the pitch, writes Rachael Singh

05 Feb 2013

MPs want to grill Charity Commission over avoidance scheme

MPs have questions for the Charity Commission, after a registered charity is alleged to have been a front for a tax avoidance scheme

01 Feb 2013

Suggestion Big Four too close to government peculiar

"Who else are the government supposed to consult on constructing tax law?" asks Calum Fuller after the Big Four appeared before the Public Accounts Committee

31 Jan 2013

HMRC “unambitious” on customer services, says Hodge

HMRC now answers 90% of calls inside five minutes, according to chief executive Lin Homer

29 Jan 2013

Goldman Sachs should have stuck to bonus delay, say readers

There is no reason for Goldman Sachs not to delay its bonuses to UK staff in order to take advantage of the drop in income tax, say Accountancy Age readers

24 Jan 2013

Charge for GAAR clearance system, Lords told

Members of the House of Lords Economics and Finance Bill 2013 sub-committee continued their analysis of how successful the GAAR is likely to be

24 Jan 2013

GAAR not panacea, Aaronson tells Lords

Graham Aaronson QC, author of the original anti-tax avoidance recommendations, and Malcolm Gammie QC warn Lords that the incoming rule will not be a cure-all

22 Jan 2013

Big Four to appear before Public Accounts Committee

Big Four tax partners called before Public Accounts Committee to discuss tax avoidance

21 Jan 2013

Goldman Sachs rows back on bonus delay

Following widespread political pressure, Goldman Sachs decides not to delay the delivery of staff bonuses

16 Jan 2013

MPs’ anger as Goldman Sachs plans delay to bonuses

Plans to delay bonuses until after the top tax rate falls to 45p have angered Westminster

15 Jan 2013

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Colin: Evaders are going to struggle to fit in

Colin was tickled when he realised how much harder tax evaders are to find life after the LDF limitations

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Is IFRS being used as a scapegoat for bad corporate behaviour? muses Colin

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