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HMRC sends out tax penalties

HM Revenue and Customs to send out 850,000 penalties to taxpayers who missed the self-assessment deadline for filing tax returns

21 Feb 2012

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HMRC in court to block UHY from Portsmouth appointment

HMRC in court to block UHY Hacker Young administrators from taking proposed appointment to Portsmouth FC

17 Feb 2012

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Practices to be spared Business Record Checks

Taxman's revised record-checking scheme will avoid accountancy practices

13 Feb 2012

RBS bankers arrested in HMRC tax probe

Bankers at state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland among those arrested in tax fraud investigation focusing on use of film finance loophole

13 Feb 2012

HMRC court wins come in waves

Was HMRC's recent loss in the Redknapp case just a drop in the ocean?

10 Feb 2012

The lure of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility extended for one more year as British taxpayers come clean about tax in return for favourable settlement terms

09 Feb 2012

Taxman: 'No regrets' over failed £8m case against Redknapp and Mandaric

Acquittal of Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric marks ignominious end to five-year police and HMRC investigation into alleged football corruption that faiiled to secure a single conviction

09 Feb 2012

Tax advisors welcome postponed business record checks

Decision by HMRC to postpone pilot scheme for inspecting SME business records will give advisors time to improve clients' book-keeping, says CIOT

06 Feb 2012

Permanently check out of business record-keeping scheme

Taxman should find a better use of its 120 Business Record Checks staff, says Kevin Reed

03 Feb 2012

Taxman postpones Business Record Checks

HMRC's controversial SME record-checking pilot put on hold for more "targeted" approach in the next tax year

03 Feb 2012

Tax filing extension suits the taxman

Tax partner Mike Fleming thinks the SA filing deadline extension wasn't necessarily altruism on HMRC's part

27 Jan 2012

HMRC’s increased late-fines could bag £9.3m daily

Don’t get caught out by new HMRC late-penalty fines warns Blick Rothenberg

23 Jan 2012

Tax head urges taxman to speed up penalty notices

ACCA's head of tax says recent tribunals on tax penalties are confusing for business

18 Jan 2012

Good cop, bad cop: HMRC strengthens fraud investigation

Taxpayers given deadline to disclose fraud in return for immunity from criminal prosecution

18 Jan 2012

Judge lined up to investigate HMRC settlements

NAO to ask judge to review ten delas between HMRC and big companies

15 Dec 2011

HMRC whistleblower faces investigation

Taxman begins disciplinary process solicitor who spoke out against its deal with Goldman Sachs

09 Dec 2011

25 recruited into new offshore tax investigation team

HMRC launches Offshore Co-ordination Unit, bringing together large tranche of investigation work

22 Nov 2011

HMRC: Not quite get out of jail free

Rachel cook runs through the new criminal investigation powers - and settlements offering - to be wielded by HMRC in the new year

15 Nov 2011

Clegg wants SMEs to voice tax dislikes

Push the Office of Tax Simplification for change, urges Nick Clegg

26 Oct 2011

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

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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

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

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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