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Finance Bill 'a result of simplification', says Whiting

Consultation means Finance Bill remains manageable, says Office of Tax Simplification tax director

06 Dec 2011

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Residency test to be delayed

Draft 2012 Finance Bill includes no reference to statutory residency test

06 Dec 2011

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Enterprise zone relief 'should have gone further'

Capital allowances of 100% should have been extended to all zones, experts say

30 Nov 2011

AS2011: bank levy to increase revenue by £200m a year

Chancellor announces shock increase to bank levy to raise £310m a year

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: pensions measures to save £450m a year

Clarifying rules around asset-based pensions schemes will benefit businesses, say advisors

29 Nov 2011

AS2011: Osborne targets pension tax avoidance

Osborne targets tax avoidance based on pensions in an effort to raise £500m a year

29 Nov 2011

EU threatens to sue UK over Swiss tax deal

Account holder secrecy contradicts EU Savings Directive, lawyers claim

28 Nov 2011

European businesses criticise Tobin Tax proposals

Business leaders say financial transaction tax could be "disastrous" for Europe

24 Nov 2011

50p rate is inefficient, claims CEBR

Economic think-tank says workers are being driven abroad by higher tax rate

24 Nov 2011

The GAAR report: was it worth it?

Graham Aaronson's report has been accused of generating uncertainty. But the real question should be whether the exercise was worth it

23 Nov 2011

Aaronson recommends 'narrowly focussed' GAAR

Study group recommends introduction of general anti-avoidance rule

21 Nov 2011

Tax transparency reforms 'not yet costed'

Treasury has not yet estimated costs of proposals to improve personal taxation transparency

14 Nov 2011

NI contributory principle remains, Gauke reaffirms

Minister is confident problems with National Insurance contributions will be solved by operational merger

14 Nov 2011

NIC holiday take-up remains low

Chancellor urged to expand scheme, as take-up of NIC holiday falls well short of the government's original projections, despite letter campaign

04 Nov 2011

Boost private lending with tax breaks

Forum of Private Business wants the government to go beyond its plans for an SME debt market

05 Oct 2011

ICAS grills Alexander on regulation

Danny Alexander dodges question on strengthened regulation for the accountancy profession, reports Rose Orlik from the ICAS conference

30 Sep 2011

Tax gap: HMRC should speculate to accumulate

Could investment into HMRC close the tax gap?

22 Sep 2011

SMEs owe more as tax gap falls

Tax gap falls £4bn to £35bn, which HMRC and the Treasury class as 'progress'

21 Sep 2011

Lib Dems dismiss 50% rate removal

Little chance for 50% income tax band to be canned, after Lib Dems suggest alternative tax would have to replace lost revenues

19 Sep 2011

2,250 tax inspectors lined up for avoidance focus

HMRC will aim to cut avoidance through 2,000 new roles

19 Sep 2011

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

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

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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