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HM Revenue and Customs

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

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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

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne

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

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

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

HMRC vexes with record checks attitude

13 Feb 2012

Practices to be spared Business Record Checks

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

13 Feb 2012

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AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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