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HMRC targets evasion in further powers push

People holding undeclared accounts offshore could face prison terms even if they did not intend to evade tax under HMRC proposals

15 Apr 2014

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

10 Apr 2014

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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?

09 Apr 2014

ICAEW: HMRC could supersede insolvency law with new powers

ICAEW Tax Faculty warns that HMRC could effectively make themselves a preferential creditor

09 Apr 2014

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

08 Apr 2014

LLPs taxation rules come into force

Controversial changes in the taxation of limited liability partnerships commence

07 Apr 2014

Calls for IR35 suspension after damning Lords report

Lords report finds HMRC "must justify" IR35's existence

07 Apr 2014

HMRC to undertake IT upgrade over weekend

IT work to see some HMRC services unavailable for approximately three days

03 Apr 2014

Littlewoods VAT court win leaves HMRC with £1.2bn bill

High Court ruling sees HMRC facing huge VAT repayment bill

28 Mar 2014

NAO to scrutinise tax reliefs after critical report

National Audit Office finds greater evaluation of impact of tax reliefs is required

28 Mar 2014

Leaked memo shows HMRC could lose 300 jobs

Taxman claims roles will be "redeployed"

27 Mar 2014

HMRC debt recovery powers will need to be 'bomb-proof'

Despite HMRC's assurances that its new debt recovery powers will be safeguarded, concerns remain among members of the profession

26 Mar 2014

IR35 investigations quadruple inside year

Increase in IR35 investigations sees yield break £1m barrier

26 Mar 2014

Direct debt recovery to net HMRC £365m by 2019

HMRC expects roughly £100m a year to come from direct debt recovery

25 Mar 2014

HMRC new account raiding powers are “draconian”

HMRC new account seizing powers could be bad news because the taxman is prone to mistakes says ACCA

24 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Practitioners raise ethical concerns over new HMRC powers

Sweeping new powers set to be afforded to HMRC have potential to draw public opprobrium

21 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: HMRC powers to be greatly extended

HMRC could have rights to take tax owed from taxpayers' accounts

19 Mar 2014

Clampdown on financial instruments yields 67% drop in underpaid tax

HMRC makes significant inroads into corporate tax avoidance in 2013

18 Mar 2014

HMRC ramps up asset seizures to pay VAT bills

Asset seizures to cover business VAT bills increases 14-fold in five years

17 Mar 2014

Late calls to ringfence pensions from Budget tax raid

Government set to lower lifetime allowance on pensions, despite calls to leave them untouched

17 Mar 2014

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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?

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The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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