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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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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

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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

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

New stats point to a more aggressive taxman

Tax take improves, but at what cost?

23 Jan 2014

AS2013: 'Pay now' regime set for tax avoidance disputes

Tax disputes are to place a cashflow burden on those arguing against the taxman

05 Dec 2013

Warning as HMRC changes tax rules for overseas whole of life

HMRC rethinks position on non-domiciles' UK -insurer life insurance policies

22 Nov 2013

Google tax whistleblower goes public

Former employee Barney Jones gets chatty with the PAC over Google's sales strategy

20 May 2013

HMRC trawling social media to find evidence of tax fraud

Openly available web data being fed into HMRC's anti-fraud data warehouse

19 Apr 2013

80,000 phishing emails reported to HMRC

Tens of thousands of taxpayers report instances of fraudulent emails purporting to be from HMRC

19 Feb 2013

Confusion over the term "tax avoidance", says Oxford Uni study

Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation sets out different types of tax avoidance

05 Dec 2012

MPs accuse HMRC of failing to deal with corporate tax avoiders

MPs claim that smaller, less powerful, businesses get tougher treatment than big corporates on their tax affairs

06 Nov 2012

Dragon’s Den PR's HMRC court date pushed back

Richard Hillgrove’s solicitors push back HMRC court date

17 Sep 2012

Scottish parliament to discuss tax powers

Scottish parliament to scrutinise tax powers devolved from Westminster when its Finance Committee convenes today

05 Sep 2012

Do I need to give that to the Revenue?

Don't hand over client documentation to HMRC without thinking about it, warns Phil Berwick

07 Aug 2012

Crackdown will “keep avoiders up at night” - Gauke

After the announcement of the disclosure of tax avoidance schemes consultation, practitioners are concerned over the range of powers HMRC could be granted

23 Jul 2012

HMRC: In the right direction

HMRC vigorously defends its record, following a tax advisor's less than complimentary thoughts about the taxman

24 May 2012

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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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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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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