HMRC powers

Rugby penalty

Tax penalties: kicking where it hurts

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

19 Oct 2011

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CIoT prez creates impression at Tate Modern

Is tax an art, or science? ponders TS

12 Oct 2011

Colin - A sweet tax deal...

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

HMRC scales back business record checks

20,000 small business record-keeping checks by HMRC annually, down from a proposed 50,000

22 Sep 2011

Self-serve tax easier said than done

Tax professionals voice a wide range of concerns over plans to fundamentally alter the working relationship between them and HMRC

20 Sep 2011

2,250 tax inspectors lined up for avoidance focus

HMRC will aim to cut avoidance through 2,000 new roles

19 Sep 2011

Institutes to help HMRC improve performance standards

Profession will work with taxman in "groundbreaking" initiative to improve standards

14 Sep 2011

Illegal alcohol seized by HMRC

Revenue officers discover more than £250,000 worth of illegal alcohol

13 Sep 2011

Tax dodging house owners should fear new tax scheme

Multiple house owners that have dodged income tax or CGT should beware HMRC's new deal with mortgage brokers

31 Aug 2011

Banks face bill for helping Swiss tax dodgers

Banks that help clients avoid UK withholding tax will face the liability themsleves, according to senior HMRC source

30 Aug 2011

Taxman misses out on £27.4bn, claims report

Taxpayers Alliance-IoD report flags up HMRC's missed billions

25 Aug 2011

HMRC acronyms unscrambled

Do you know your ADR from your MCR? Heather Self sheds some light on HMRC's acronyms and what they mean for companies facing tax disputes

17 Aug 2011

Taxman's skeleton arguments made public in landmark ruling

James Kessler QC's wins request for HMRC skeleton arguments against Gaines-Cooper to be made publically available

05 Aug 2011

The tax system needs trust, says CIoT

President Anthony Thomas calls on the UK tax system to work more effectively, following Treasury Select Committee concerns

01 Aug 2011

HMRC rapped over efficiency drive claims

NAO challenges HMRC's figures for PaceSetter

15 Jul 2011

HMRC must embrace tax advisors

HMRC must appreciate the need for experienced advisors to bridge the gap between confused taxpayers and a struggling Revenue, says Andrew Meeson

13 Jul 2011

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

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

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?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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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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iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

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