CIOT

HM Revenue and Customs

Keep taxman away from tax scheme panel, says CIoT

HMRC should not have representation on a GAAR advisory panel, warns the CIoT and ATT

18 Sep 2012

CIoT

CIoT highlights universal credit problems

The CIoT raises questions over the responsibilities universal credit could place on small businesses and individuals

03 Aug 2012

CIoT

CIoT and IIT complete merger

After both institutions voted for a merger in May, the CIoT and Institute of Indirect Taxation complete the move

02 Aug 2012

Treasury opens the Pandora’s Box of tax avoidance

The Treasury's proposals in its 'Lifting the Lid on Tax Avoidance Schemes' consultation creates a storm

25 Jul 2012

CIoT president urges challenge to “dodgy” tax scheme promoters

Patrick Stevens, president of the CIoT, says rules governing the mis-selling of artificial tax schemes must be better enforced

28 Jun 2012

CIoT and IIT to merge

The Chartered Institute of Taxation and Institute of Indirect Taxation announce they are to merge

29 May 2012

No Greece tax comparison, says new CIoT president

Patrick Stevens, the new CIoT president, says that comparing the UK with Greece is dangerous

17 May 2012

CIOT and IIT set to vote on merger

The CIOT and IIT will merge in early July, subject to ballotts to be taken this month

11 May 2012

IR35: A year of testing tests looms

New IR35 guidelines have prompted a gloomy response. But it seems advisors will have to go through the process of trying out the 12 new tax tests

11 May 2012

CIOT’s president critical of tax system

The head of the Chartered Institute of Taxation criticises UK tax system, media and senior politicians in a speech to members

17 Apr 2012

German-Swiss tax deal could see UK-Swiss contract change

If Germany and Switzerland agree higher tax rates, the UK can request that the UK-Swiss treaty matches that

10 Apr 2012

HMRC faces up to advisors' woes

Senior tax advisors welcome the first stage of the taxman's attempts to improve service delivery, with visits to each others' turf proving an eye-opener

05 Apr 2012

SME winding-up costs to rise as tax concession tightened

Tax breaks on voluntary winding up orders reduced in effort to counter tax avoidance

06 Feb 2012

Win £100,000 for filing tax on time

The government is discussing an £100,000 prize draw to those that meet the self-assessment deadline

12 Jan 2012

Avery Jones wins CIoT Council Award

Former tax tribunal commissioner becomes only second ever CIoT Council Award recipient

11 Jan 2012

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

Chartered accountants given special provisions under Swiss deal

Swiss agreement allows "accountants who are members of relevant professional bodies" to certify non-doms

07 Oct 2011

Serious questions remain over Business Record Checks

Scaled back or not - tax advisors are still concerned that questions over the operation of HMRC's business record checking remain unanswered

23 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

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

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

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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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