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Industry gives cautious welcome to HMRC DRD backtrack

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said the institute would keep a careful eye on the passage of this legislation through parliament to ensure the commitments were not watered down

21 Nov 2014

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NAO: Treasury and HMRC ‘lack framework’ for tax reliefs

NAO finds Treasury and HMRC do not adequately monitor effectiveness of tax reliefs

21 Nov 2014

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HMRC's draconian DRD plans diluted after wave of opposition

Treasury's DRD plans now come with safeguards to prevent state abuse - such as taxpayers having the right of appeal at court before funds removed

21 Nov 2014

GP & Met Police forensic examiner guilty of £700k tax fraud

Khaled Yasin was paid £1.3m as a forensic medical examiner for the Met Police, but only paid tax on £655,955 of that money, deftly avoiding a £300,000 tax bill

18 Nov 2014

HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

OTS launches employment status and tax penalties projects

OTS to examine effectiveness of current employment status regime and that of tax-related penalties

17 Nov 2014

HMRC reclaims £3.65bn in unpaid taxes

HMRC specialist takes record yield, law firm Pinsent Masons finds

10 Nov 2014

London property amasses 90% of HMRCs high-end tax bonanza

The latest figures show the taxman raised £100m through the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) in 2013-14, with the capital contributing £89m.

07 Nov 2014

Taxman probes two thirds of Britain's biggest companies

Jennie Granger, the taxman's director general of enforcement and compliance, told an HMRC stakeholder conference that the majority of the probes covered "multiple issues

06 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: HMRC looks to go viral with tax avoidance pointers

TS wonders whether HMRC could ever effectively break into the world of viral content

05 Nov 2014

Tax statements to show government spend

Treasury to send tax breakdowns to 24 million taxpayers

04 Nov 2014

Devolution of tax powers to Scotland could overstretch HMRC

ICAEW tax chief warns further devolution of tax powers to Scotland could see HMRC struggle to cope

29 Oct 2014

Indirect tax levies rise 49% over ten years

A shift in the tax base toward indirect taxes sees an overall 43% increase in yield

29 Oct 2014

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

Record sum paid to those tipping off HM Revenue & Customs about tax avoidance activity

27 Oct 2014

HMRC set to miss £3bn LDF target

The Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility has raised £833m with just 18 months left to run

23 Oct 2014

14 offices to close in significant HMRC cuts

HMRC confirms cuts to staff numbers and offices

17 Oct 2014

Tax gap climbs to 6.8%

Tax shortfall up as figures for 2011/12 revised down

17 Oct 2014

HMRC workers on strike over pay and job cuts

200,000 PCS members expected to strike today over pension, privatisation, pay and job losses

15 Oct 2014

HMRC should not bypass courts – CIoT's Fairpo

CIoT president Anne Fairpo criticises range of HMRC powers introduced over the course of the year which allow it to sidestep the courts

15 Oct 2014

ATT calls for HMRC RTI investigation

Association of Taxation Technicians describes need for review of tax reporting system as "urgent"

10 Oct 2014

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