Tax Avoidance

HM Revenue and Customs

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

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HMRC to restrict Liechtenstein Disclosure Facility

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

15 Aug 2014

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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

DOTAS ‘kiss of death’ for tax avoidance schemes

Notifying HMRC of tax avoidance schemes under DOTAS is driving promoters to seek alternatives

04 Aug 2014

Hodge queries Uber’s UK tax position

Margaret Hodge writes to Boris Johnson over allegations minicab app avoids UK corporation tax

04 Aug 2014

HMRC offers tax avoiders settlement chance

Users of contractor loan schemes offered chance to settle liabilities

01 Aug 2014

HMRC secures eighth NT Advisors tribunal victory

Tribunal wins over NT Advisers have saved HMRC more than £750m

31 Jul 2014

Colin: Icebreaker celebs could soon be...

Colin speculates on the effect HMRC's latest set of powers could have

22 Jul 2014

‘Plebgate’ MP Mitchell embroiled in alleged avoidance scheme

Andrew Mitchell MP is named as one of the prominent investors in Ingenious Media's alleged film tax avoidance schemes

17 Jul 2014

HMRC must apply common sense to pay-up first plans

For those who espouse the morals of paying tax, HMRC's latest strategy doesn't quite sit right

16 Jul 2014

US Treasury secretary in move to stop tax ‘inversion’

US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is seeking to invoke 'economic patriotism' in order to prevent further tax 'inversions'

16 Jul 2014

HMRC to publish list of 1,200 schemes earmarked for pay-up first

HMRC is to reveal which alleged tax avoidance schemes are to be targeted for accelerated payments

15 Jul 2014

HMRC to raise £7bn from 'pay up first' powers

Taxman expects to raise £7bn from accelerated payment notices due to be issued from next week, Accountancy Age can reveal

11 Jul 2014

Government adviser implicated in avoidance scheme

BIS adviser invested in alleged film scheme

11 Jul 2014

Nando’s accused of using offshore tax avoidance structure

High street restaurant chain accused of complex, opaque offshore tax structure

11 Jul 2014

HMRC loses Rangers EBT appeal

Upper-tier tribunal upholds view that payments made to staff and players were loans

10 Jul 2014

More than 1,600 including celebrities in £1.2bn Liberty scheme

Celebrities, QCs and senior executives implicated in avoidance scheme

10 Jul 2014

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Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

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