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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

Anthony Thomas

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

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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

Tax penalties: kicking where it hurts

Jaimie Kaffash considers the context in which the taxman will dish out harsher tax penalties

19 Oct 2011

CIoT prez creates impression at Tate Modern

Is tax an art, or science? ponders TS

12 Oct 2011

Colin - A sweet tax deal...

07 Oct 2011

Don't throw good tax money after bad

Invest in helping businesses fill in their tax forms, that'll close the tax gap, suggests Mike Fleming

29 Sep 2011

HMRC warns not all IVAs are VAT exempt

HMRC lost a landmark court battle that IVAs should be VAT exempt. But before IPs claim rebates, the taxman is warning it won’t delve into the past on their behalf

27 Sep 2011

Serious questions remain over Business Record Checks

Scaled back or not - tax advisors are still concerned that questions over the operation of HMRC's business record checking remain unanswered

23 Sep 2011

Tax gap: HMRC should speculate to accumulate

Could investment into HMRC close the tax gap?

22 Sep 2011

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