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HMRC pockets £32m from tax avoidance scheme users

Accelerated Payments Regime sees nearly £30m paid up - almost all of the disputed tax due

15 Dec 2014

VAT blinds

HMRC probes grab £3.9bn extra VAT from SMEs

Level of additional VAT from probes into small businesses by HMRC's local offices has now almost doubled in three years

08 Dec 2014

Edinburgh

Devolved Scottish tax powers must be managed carefully, say advisers

Devolved taxation powers to Scotland could distort economy if managed poorly, but advisers praise pragmatism of move

28 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

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

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

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

ICAEW urges HMRC to abandon 'unconstitutional' direct debt recovery

HMRC's proposed direct debt recovery powers are unconstitutional, ICAEW warns

30 Jul 2014

Sleepless nights as HMRC's tax evasion property raids jump 12%

Tax authority targets 1,165 prosecutions for tax evasion in 2014/15

08 Jul 2014

Advisers gravely concerned over HMRC debt collection plans

ICAEW members express significant concerns over HMRC direct debt recovery plans, at institute's Wyman Symposium

03 Jul 2014

HMRC pay up first powers could trigger 'wave of insolvencies'

HMRC's ‘Accelerated Payment' rules due to come into force in July could trigger bankruptcies or insolvencies, Moore Stephens warns

03 Jul 2014

The Practitioner: HMRC should be a business adviser

The Practitioner thinks that if the taxman spent more time helping businesses grow, it would hit its tax-take targets

28 May 2014

MPs raise serious concerns over HMRC debt recovery powers

Wide-ranging debt recovery powers put forward in March's Budget cause serious concern to MPs

09 May 2014

Readers split over HMRC’s mooted increased powers

Schism over HMRC's increasing powers among Accountancy Age readers

24 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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