Tax Avoidance

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‘Pay-up first’ anti-tax avoidance rule not justified

Steps to compel people in disputed tax avoidance schemes to pay up before taking cases through courts are unconstitutional, writes Cormac Marum

07 Feb 2014

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Google hit with €1bn French tax bill

The French tax authorities pursue huge bill after search engine shifts profits aborad

07 Feb 2014

Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin: Short-sighted view could be fatal

Colin wades into the tax avoidance debate

30 Jan 2014

Firms 'helpless' as new LLP tax guidance looms

Engaging with tax authorities key as end of LLPs consultation draws near, with professional services concerned rules will prove unreliable - despite warnings

29 Jan 2014

Westminster in ‘anti-tax avoidance arms race’, says Redwood

Tory MP says the tax avoidance debate has become oversimplified and can threaten innocuous commercial activity

28 Jan 2014

Tax avoiders to pay up while HMRC investigates schemes

HMRC is to confiscate disputed taxes while it investigates avoidance schemes, under Treasury plans

27 Jan 2014

Treasury criticises Hodge over PAC ‘grandstanding’

Treasury warns PAC rhetoric may discourage foreign investment in the UK

24 Jan 2014

US tech companies move against tax avoidance reforms

US lobby group attempts to halt curbs against tech firms' tax structures

20 Jan 2014

Government in review of non-doms’ dual contracts

Draft legislation drawn up to close tax loophole

17 Jan 2014

ICAEW takes important educational step in tax debate

Ensuring the right information reaches the public is one of tax's biggest challenges, writes Calum Fuller

16 Jan 2014

Finance Bill changes to affect farming mixed partnerships

Anti-avoidance legislation to be included in the Finance Bill 2014 will affect mixed partnership structures

14 Jan 2014

HMRC clampdown on offshore trusts pays off

HMRC more than doubles its takings from investigations to £533m following offshore clampdown

14 Jan 2014

Law firms consider cash call over partnership tax changes

Lawyers look at cash call to make sure that 'disguised' employee tax test doesn't catch them

13 Jan 2014

Comic Jimmy Carr to pay £500,000 tax bill

Comedian Jimmy Carr to pay £500,000 tax bill after a tax avoidance controversy in 2012

13 Jan 2014

Colin: Silver screen dreams Eclipsed

Colin imagines the dreams of Hollywood's directors

10 Jan 2014

Contractor loan scheme scuppered at tribunal

HMRC adds scheme to Spotlights guidelines following its dismissal

07 Jan 2014

Eclipse 35 film scheme shut down in upper tribunal

Film scheme risking £600m in taxes defeated in tribunal

02 Jan 2014

Commentators split over PAC verdict on taxation of business

Public Accounts Committee report on taxation of large businesses draws strong and opposing responses from stakeholders

20 Dec 2013

Practices hit in Finance Bill

Professional services practices hit with tough new proposals aimed at stopping disguised employment of salaried partners

11 Dec 2013

Leader: RTI's burden hangs over SMEs and advisers

Cutting red tape and introducing RTI are policies that just don't fit together, says Kevin Reed

10 Dec 2013

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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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