Tax Avoidance

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Colin: Uber tax, Uber problems

Colin wonders whether Uber's customers could perhaps operate their tipping system in the same manner that the minicab business operates its app

16 Jan 2015

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Europe could probe sweetheart deals after Luxembourg leaks

European parliament considers establishing inquiry into potential sweetheart deals between countries and multinationals

16 Jan 2015

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Cabbies in fight against Uber tax loophole

Uber business structure allows it to pay lower taxes than its rivals, industry representative claims

14 Jan 2015

London law firm fined after failure to disclose tax avoidance

LZW Law fined £2,000 and must pay £6,965 in costs after failure to disclose tax avoidance activity

13 Jan 2015

SPOTY winner Hamilton hits back at tax exile claims

Sports personailty of the year Hamilton 'pays a lot of tax' in the UK, he argues, as commentators criticise his tax status

15 Dec 2014

HMRC pockets £32m from tax avoidance scheme users

Accelerated Payments Regime sees nearly £30m paid up - almost all of the disputed tax due

15 Dec 2014

Big Four implicated in Luxembourg tax row

Controversy around tax affairs of multinationals reaches Big Four

11 Dec 2014

Two-pronged ‘Google tax’ ‘difficult to apply’, claim advisers

Advisers concerned over application of new rule and political implications, writes Calum Fuller

10 Dec 2014

‘Google tax’ may be extra-territorial, warns ACCA

ACCA tax chief warns diverted profits tax could tread on other jurisdictions' toes

10 Dec 2014

Taking Stock: Tax, Twitter, Candy Crush...and Margaret Hodge

It turns out MPs and technology don't mix, TS notes

09 Dec 2014

PAC accuses Shire and PwC over Luxembourg tax structure

MPs admonish tax chiefs over structures incorporating entities in low-tax Luxembourg

09 Dec 2014

Treasury to reveal Google tax details this week

Draft Finance Act 2015 to be released on Wednesday 10 December

08 Dec 2014

#AS2014: Government brings in 'Google Tax' among avoidance measures

Chancellor announces raft of new anti-tax avoidance measures as government continues drive to curb practice

03 Dec 2014

GAAR advisory panel seeks National Insurance expertise

HMRC seeking to strengthen panel's knowledge of employment income and national insurance contributions

02 Dec 2014

Backlog of tax disputes reaches record high

Backlog of tax disputes waiting to be heard rises to a new record high of 27,246, Pinsent Masons says

24 Nov 2014

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

Starbucks’ Dutch tax deal potentially illegal – EU

EU launches investigation into relationship between Starbucks and Netherlands

14 Nov 2014

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

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Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

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