Tax Avoidance

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HMRC roasted for glacial pace at tackling tax avoiders

Hodge blasts HMRC's action against tax avoiders as "unacceptably slow, putting tax revenues at risk"

18 Nov 2014

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Starbucks’ Dutch tax deal potentially illegal – EU

EU launches investigation into relationship between Starbucks and Netherlands

14 Nov 2014

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Labour promise to double penalties for tax avoiders

No-compromise stance outlined by shadow chancellor Ed Balls who pledged a Labour government would double the penalties for those caught by HMRC's General Anti-Abuse Rule (GAAR)

14 Nov 2014

No one solution to tax avoidance issue – Maugham

Speaking at the ICAEW's Hardman Lecture, Devereux Tax Chambers' Jolyon Maugham warns that despite 'heavy lifting' on tax avoidance being done, vigilance is still required

12 Nov 2014

Luxembourg at centre of tax avoidance furore

Investigation reveals European principality acted as conduit for businesses seeking to drive down tax bills

06 Nov 2014

Taking Stock: HMRC looks to go viral with tax avoidance pointers

TS wonders whether HMRC could ever effectively break into the world of viral content

05 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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