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Tax: Don't go back in the future

Forget retrospection and instead put the GAAR together properly to create certainty for business, says Gary Richards

16 May 2012

Andrew Tyrie MP

Tyrie wants HMRC to have greater policy input

The chairman of the Treasury Select Committee would like to see HMRC have greater involvement in the formulation of policy

16 May 2012

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HMRC needs top-to-bottom improvement

HMRC is struggling to bring in leadership at the top - while being forced to shed good staff at the bottom, says Mike Straughan

04 May 2012

HMRC to toughen up on tax fraud

HMRC offers up 'contract' to confessors

03 Apr 2012

Taxman gains power to bill for court costs

HMRC will be able to charge solicitor's costs on county court case wins

26 Mar 2012

Budget Predictions 2: The Chancellor Strikes Back

As if our first round of Budget predictions wasn't enough, another slew of opinions have been formed about the content of tomorrow's statement

20 Mar 2012

Osborne's tax avoidance crackdown will target big business

Big business faces permanent tax crackdown on abusive avoidance schemes under plans to be unveiled in Wednesday's Budget.

19 Mar 2012

Taxman offers online traders six-month tax evasion amnesty

Online traders given six months to come clean about tax owed under a new tax campaign by HM Revenue and Customs

15 Mar 2012

Tax amnesties: Big or small?

A general tax disclosure facility would be more effective than targeted amnesties, according to the Chartered Institute of Taxation, but some experts reckon a general amnesty would raise less money

14 Mar 2012

Committee's questions over tax and large business

Treasury Select Committee's report pulls together its feelings the taxman's dealings with large business

12 Mar 2012

Advisors want a general tax amnesty

An all-encompassing tax amnesty should be introduced, say tax advisors

09 Mar 2012

Compliance reforms help taxman boost tax yields by £4.3bn

NAO report finds changes to how HMRC tackles tax evasion increased tax yields by £4.3bn between 2006 and 2011, although there is still room for improvement

01 Mar 2012

Barclays auditor PwC did not advise on avoidance schemes

Barclays used unnamed advisor for two avoidance schemes closed by the Treasury, which tried to avoid £500m in tax

29 Feb 2012

New tax commissioner should come from private sector

A new commissioner to sign off major corporate tax disputes should come from outside HMRC, say tax advisors

29 Feb 2012

HMRC's tax settlement governance overhauled

More transparency and independence for HMRC's large business settlements

28 Feb 2012

Barclays' 'aggressive' £500m avoidance scheme blocked

Taxman closes 'aggressive' avoidance schemes relating to debt buy backs and authorised investment fuunds, which could have cost the Treasury £500m

28 Feb 2012

Colin: HMRC market trading

HMRC cracks down on market trading

24 Feb 2012

Accountants criticise £1.4m bonuses to tax inspectors

Accountants raise concerns over bonuses to tax inspectors working on criminal investigations

23 Feb 2012

Taxman to target motor trade and market stallholders

Motor trade, market stallholders and clothing sellers are among the latest industries to be targeted in a campaign against tax evasion

23 Feb 2012

£1.4m bonuses paid to tax workers

HM Revenue and Customs staff working on criminal investigations received bonuses for 'annual work' and 'exceptional' performance

23 Feb 2012

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Mehjoo: No such thing as a general retainer?

The long-running legal dispute between midlands firm Harben Barker and client Hossein Mehjoo emphasises the importance of clear terms, write Andrew Howell and Alexa Segal

The Practitioner: If you don’t ask you don’t know

Can the practitioner face their fears and asked the fee question?

Miller's Tale: Women perfectly placed for accountancy's evolution

Women are making their way into the world of finance with more pace than ever before - but how far up the ladder they can climb? And how are they perceived? Accountant, and Accountancy Age columnist, Cara Miller debates this hot topic

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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

The Practitioner: Calls waiting

With The Practitioner's firm on the receiving end of less-than-desirable telephony service, thoughts move to maintaining the best client dealings through new staffers

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