Tax Avoidance

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Osborne hails 'remarkable progress' made in global tax co-ordination

George Osborne welcomes direction of travel set by OECD members in fight against tax evasion

30 Oct 2014

HM Revenue and Customs

HMRC pays out £400k to tax-dodge informants

Record sum paid to those tipping off HM Revenue & Customs about tax avoidance activity

27 Oct 2014

Google Maps for iOS and Android now comes with Uber integration

Uber referred to HMRC over tax affairs

Taxi supply app faces questions over its tax position and corporate structure

16 Oct 2014

There is ‘moral dimension’ to tax, claims PwC chairman

Dennis Nally resurrects morality versus law debate in tax affairs

07 Oct 2014

Amazon faces EU investigation over tax affairs

European Commission to investigate potential state aid provided to Amazon by Luxembourg

07 Oct 2014

UK ‘leading' country-by-country reporting, claims Treasury

Treasury announces UK commitment to OECD country-by-country reporting plan

22 Sep 2014

OECD tax recommendations have teeth, say practitioners

OECD recommendations given warm reception by tax practitioners

19 Sep 2014

OECD outlines anti-tax avoidance plan

OECD releases seven reports as it outlines plan to curb tax base erosion and profit-shifting by multinational companies

17 Sep 2014

Montpelier CEO cleared of tax dodging after 'humiliating' HMRC climb down

Watkin Gittins cleared of cheating the public revenue of £1m, as the long-running tax saga ends in ignominy for the CPS and HMRC

17 Sep 2014

Conservative MP implicated in tax avoidance scheme

MP for Torridge and West Devon Geoffrey Cox QC invested in Pheonix Film Partners, an investment scheme under HMRC investigation

15 Sep 2014

'Thousands' of pay-up tax notices to hit doormats

HMRC aims to issue 2,500 advanced payment notices to tax avoiders per month by end of 2014

12 Sep 2014

No immunity for £77m vaccine tax avoidance scheme

Scheme seeking to exploit research and development tax reliefs is shut down in upper-tier tribunal

05 Sep 2014

HMRC’s Rangers appeal given green light

HMRC granted leave to challenge Rangers' tax scheme

28 Aug 2014

Keeping the accountants accountable

Mills & Reeve’s Virginia Hickley explains how accountants can protect themselves from liabilities arising from advising on tax avoidance schemes

21 Aug 2014

HMRC to close down EBT settlement regime

HMRC's settlement facility for those using Employee Benefit Trusts is to be closed in March 2015

15 Aug 2014

HMRC to restrict Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

HMRC is to restrict favourable terms offered through the Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

15 Aug 2014

Colin: A spoonful of American patriotism helps the tax go down

Colin takes a wry look at Walgreens' move away from US tax inversions

11 Aug 2014

HMRC crackdown could result in spike in non-DOTAS schemes

With DOTAS labeled the 'kiss of death' for avoidance schemes, Calum Fuller looks at the direction the tax avoidance market is taking

11 Aug 2014

Accelerated payments could be applied to inheritance tax

Accelerate payments could be applied to trusts in order to circumvent inheritance tax avoidance

11 Aug 2014

HMRC to appeal Rangers tax case defeat

HMRC seeks leave to appeal Rangers tax ruling for second time

08 Aug 2014

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