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Scottish Parliament at Holyrood

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

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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

HM Revenue and Customs

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

‘Hundreds of thousands’ hit by second HMRC blunder

Further HMRC miscalculations leave thousands of taxpayers facing uncertainty over their tax position

10 Oct 2014

HMRC turns to psychologists to inspire guilt in taxpayers

Psychologists help HMRC draft letters to taxpayers in arrears to drive up yield

06 Oct 2014

HMRC gains pay packet tax debt collection powers

High earners with large tax debts face PAYE deductions of up to £17,000 a year under new powers

30 Sep 2014

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

Everyone seems to be having fun with branding, and TS is on board with

18 Sep 2014

Conservative MP implicated in tax avoidance scheme

MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox QC invested in Pheonix Film Partners, an investment scheme under HMRC investigation

15 Sep 2014

'Thousands' of pay-up tax notices to hit doormats

HMRC aims to issue 2,500 advanced payment notices to tax avoiders per month by end of 2014

12 Sep 2014

HMRC confirms RTI late fees phase-in

Penalties for late RTI PAYE filings are to be phased in from October

10 Sep 2014

HMRC set for technological step-change, claims non-exec

HMRC is to improve and increase its use of technology, lead non-executive director Ian Barlow confirms

09 Sep 2014

No immunity for £77m vaccine tax avoidance scheme

Scheme seeking to exploit research and development tax reliefs is shut down in upper-tier tribunal

05 Sep 2014

VAT saga ends with defeat for HMRC at ECJ

HMRC to pay relief after court ruling

05 Sep 2014

Theatre tax relief wins investor approval

Reliefs for theatres set to stimulate investment in stage shows thanks to raft of tax reliefs

03 Sep 2014

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Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

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