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2020 Tax Commission calls for single income tax

In its latest report, the 2020 Tax Commission outlines six steps it believes could lead to a simpler tax system

21 May 2012

Andrew Tyrie MP

Tyrie wants HMRC to have greater policy input

The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee would like to see HMRC have greater involvement in the formulation of policy

16 May 2012

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Green cars will impact Treasury’s coffers

The growing number of green cars on Britain's roads is already seeing a growing number exempt from vehicle excise duty

15 May 2012

Goldman Sachs defers 99% of tax bill

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has deferred more than 99% of its tax bill despite profits of £1.9bn

27 Apr 2012

FRAB announces structural changes

FRAB is making changes relating to its future role, structure and operational arrangements

27 Apr 2012

Treasury Committee raises questions over Budget

The Treasury Committee's report on the Budget expresses concerns on retrospective taxation

19 Apr 2012

Treasury figures highlight scale of tax avoidance

Almost 1,000 UK taxpayers earning more than £1m a year are paying a rate less than 30% of their income

16 Apr 2012

Treasury would take £420m hit from cash accounting

Cash accounting for tax purposes condoc released. Treasury would likely take an initial hit from its introduction

28 Mar 2012

Osborne to look at 'dynamic' tax costings

George Osborne has paved the way for the possible lowering of the 45p tax rate by ordering Treasury officials to change the way in which they measure the impact of taxation levels on the British economy

28 Mar 2012

Tax amnesties: Big or small?

A general tax disclosure facility would be more effective than targeted amnesties, according to the Chartered Institute of Taxation, but some experts reckon a general amnesty would raise less money

14 Mar 2012

Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 Mar 2012

OTS: Employers should self certifiy employee share schemes

Self-certified employee share schemes would be quicker to set up and would encourage staff to take a stake in their company, Office of Tax Simplification says

06 Mar 2012

Charity: New corporate tax loophole will cost poor countries £4bn

Planned Treasury changes to tax rules for multinational companies will cost governments in poor countries up to £4bn a year in revenue, a development charity has warned

06 Mar 2012

Lib Dems ready to scrap 50p tax rate

Libreal Democrats prepared to scrap the 50p tax rate in return for a new tax on expensive home

05 Mar 2012

Schemes could fall through GAAR net

Creating a general tax avoidance rule that strikes the right balance between simplicity and precision will be hard to achieve

02 Mar 2012

Government wrote off £10.9bn in unpaid tax in 2010

The Public Accounts Committee, chaired by Margaret Hodge, published the first audited Whole of Government Accounts

13 Feb 2012

Colin: Treasury surprise

Colin realises the true meaning of WGA

07 Feb 2012

OTS: Treasury should consider scrapping marriage allowance

Treasury-commissioned report expected to say that married couple's allowance and 10% tax rate on savings are not widely used and complicate people's tax affairs

07 Feb 2012

Green tax strategy slated by MPs

MP condemn government refusal to define what green taxes are

07 Feb 2012

Treasury unaware of tax write off

Treasury "surprised" to learn that £10.9bn of unpaid tax had been written off by HM Revenue and Customs in one year, according committee of MPs

07 Feb 2012

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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