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Digital purchases set to carry VAT

Government plans would see VAT charged on digital goods from January

24 Mar 2014

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Budget 2014: Tax advisers caught out on corporate properties

Advisers didn't expect more properties to be caught in the corporate wrappers tax regime, but that's exactly what's happened

20 Mar 2014

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Election concerns likely to colour the Budget

Despite the tendency for pre-election Budgets to be dull, George Osborne may still spring a surprise or two next week

12 Mar 2014

Treasury Committee criticises government tax targets

Tax targets set by the government are criticised by the Treasury Select Committee after yield targets from Swiss deal are badly missed

11 Mar 2014

More austerity as Treasury faces £20bn black hole

Office for Budget Responsibility economic models find £20bn shortfall

07 Mar 2014

Tax exemption for Commonwealth Games

Income tax exemptions to be put in place for international athletes

18 Feb 2014

The Financial Power List 2014

Accountancy Age and Financial Director reveal 2014's accounting and financial powerbase

06 Jan 2014

Colin: Little fanfare for Autumn Statement 2013

Colin found little to shout about in this year's Autumn Statement

10 Dec 2013

AS2013: What the practitioners say

A round-up of accountancy's reaction to the chancellor's Autumn Statement

06 Dec 2013

AS2013: Tax reliefs for large films extended

Reliefs to take in regional theatre productions, but video games miss out

05 Dec 2013

AS2013: Osborne’s speech largely content-free

The chancellor's speech held very few surprises, nor much content

05 Dec 2013

AS2013: ‘Britain on track’, claims Osborne

A round-up of the Autumn Statement's key points

05 Dec 2013

Osborne should warm to Autumn Statement 'themes'

Accountancy Age looks ahead to the Autumn Statement on 5 December

28 Nov 2013

Shares-for-rights scheme offers avoidance opportunity

Warnings from the IFS over tax avoidance opportunities offered by the government's shares-for-rights scheme are being borne out, claim advisers

16 Sep 2013

Government outlines tax breaks for shale gas businesses

Government proposes tax breaks to boost nascent shale gas industry

19 Jul 2013

HMRC budget cut 5% in Spending Review

Chancellor turns his attention to evasion rather than avoidance in the spending review

26 Jun 2013

G8 tax evasion action plan an “anti-climax”

After releasing a ten-point action plan on tax evasion, the G8's proposals have been branded an "anti-climax" by advisers

19 Jun 2013

Energy companies hit by tax loophole closure

The Treasury closes down loophole that allowed energy companies to claim reliefs on expenses already paid for by customers

30 May 2013

FTSE 100 companies criticised over use of tax havens

ActionAid report criticises big business's use of tax havens after G7 pledges more work against avoidance

13 May 2013

Lowering higher-rate tax band to 45p will increase yield, say readers

The drop in the higher-rate tax band to 45p will increase revenues, an Accountancy Age poll finds

12 Apr 2013

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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