Tax Avoidance

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HMRC offers tax avoiders settlement chance

Users of contractor loan schemes offered chance to settle liabilities

01 Aug 2014

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HMRC secures eighth NT Advisors tribunal victory

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

31 Jul 2014

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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

Rebus launches Icebreaker settlement scheme

Rebus launch service for investors in Icebreaker tax avoidance scheme

10 Jul 2014

Celebrity investors told to prepare for tax crackdown

Ingenious Media warns investors of impending HMRC tax avoidance crackdown

08 Jul 2014

UK no tax haven, say Accountancy Age readers

The suggestion the UK is in danger of becoming a tax haven given short shrift by Accountancy Age readers

04 Jul 2014

Fallout from Icebreaker...commercial censorship?

Where is the line drawn on breach of contract with regards to Deloitte and client Icebreaker Management Limited? Jeremy Lederman gives his views

02 Jul 2014

Avoidance scheme promoter threatens to sue Deloitte

Icebreaker Management threatens legal for failing to act in its best interests

18 Jun 2014

Rebus appoints former HMRC man

Graham Webber joins Rebus as head of professional relations

13 Jun 2014

HMRC crackdown generates record £24bn yield

HMRC brings in £23.9bn through campaign against avoidance and evasion

27 May 2014

US pivotal to OECD tax plan

The US's corporate tax regime is playing a crucial role in the base erosion and profit shifting the OECD is trying to address, writes Calum Fuller

20 May 2014

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The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

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Colin wonders how EY partners reacted to their profit figures

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