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Former soldier handed jail sentence after tax fraud

Jonathan Lunn sent false invoices to HMRC to cover up an increase in the amount charged for accountancy fees on behalf of his employers' clients

19 Dec 2014

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Advisers to be bypassed in RTI penalty notifications

HMRC bulletin advises penalty notice copies will not be sent to agents

19 Dec 2014

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HMRC completes switch to GOV.UK web domain

HMRC's homepage now redirects to GOV.UK

17 Dec 2014

HMRC tax helpline delays criticised

Of the 71 calls made where researchers did manage to get past the automated system, they were then put on hold for an average of 18 minutes

15 Dec 2014

Umbrella companies to take hit following draft Finance Bill 2015

Government turns crosshairs on use of umbrella companies in tax avoidance

11 Dec 2014

Two-pronged ‘Google tax’ ‘difficult to apply’, claim advisers

Advisers concerned over application of new rule and political implications, writes Calum Fuller

10 Dec 2014

Voluntary tax disclosure facility launched for solicitors

Solicitors latest profession targeted with HMRC disclosure scheme

09 Dec 2014

#AS2014: Non-doms hit hard with new charge

Proposals could see non-doms hit with greater charges and a new tax band brought in

03 Dec 2014

Autumn Statement unlikely to sound starting pistol for election

The Autumn Statement won't fire the starting pistol for the general election, but it might be a dry run, says Calum Fuller

02 Dec 2014

GAAR advisory panel seeks National Insurance expertise

HMRC seeking to strengthen panel's knowledge of employment income and national insurance contributions

02 Dec 2014

HMRC’s corporation tax yield up 25%

A combination of lower corporation tax and increased aggression from HMRC has seen a significant rise in yields

01 Dec 2014

Colin: Tax powers could be a right old dog fight

Colin imagines how Scotland's new tax powers could play out

28 Nov 2014

LDF clients must give ‘informed consent’ for e-mail communication

HMRC warns tax advisers over risk of e-mail communication

27 Nov 2014

Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

Claims consultant banned for compensating himself ahead of HMRC

Claims consultant Richard Render disqualified as a company director for six years for failing to pay tax but paying himself instead

24 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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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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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

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