Tax Avoidance

Financial Reporting Council

FRC launches Cup Trust investigation

Accounting watchdog launches unprecedented investigation into member firms’ involvement with tax planning activities

09 Dec 2013

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AS2013: Advisers concerned over lack of partnership avoidance detail

Treasury ramps up tax take estimate from tackling partnership and LLP avoidance - but where's the detail? ask advisers

05 Dec 2013

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PAC: No 'proper' Gift Aid evaluation since 2000

Public Accounts Committee critical of HMRC's data on Gift Aid's success

03 Dec 2013

Greene King tax scheme "contrived", says QC

Pub group's tax appeal continues, with HMRC's QC dismissing its scheme

02 Dec 2013

Europe plans to scupper cross-border ‘hybrid’ tax schemes

Europe looks to tackle disparity between different nations' tax regimes that allows companies to avoid tax

27 Nov 2013

Number of tax plans drops to record low

The number of tax avoidance schemes available drops to lowest level since records began

25 Nov 2013

House of Lords to investigate personal service companies

Newly-formed committee to by led by Baroness Noakes

22 Nov 2013

Employers running EFRBS in chance to settle liabilities

Employers' trusts offered chance to settle outstanding tax

21 Nov 2013

Vodafone in £18bn tax losses claim

Telecoms company could attract fresh criticism over huge tax claim

13 Nov 2013

ActionAid: Deloitte helping business drive down African tax bills

Charity says double-taxation agreement between Mozambique and Mauritius means both countries lose revenue

04 Nov 2013

Danny Alexander “livid” about tax avoidance

Danny Alexander calls on tax avoiders to "stop it"

28 Oct 2013

Transport hubs in Eurobond tax avoidance controversy

Seven UK transport hubs accused of tax avoidance

25 Oct 2013

RSM Tenon lender sees £50m debt wiped off

Lloyds TSB ends up £50m out of pocket following RSM Tenon insolvency; firm's former tax division under fire from HMRC

22 Oct 2013

Ireland closes tax loophole used by corporates such as Apple

Ireland plans to close loophole that allows companies to declare they have no tax domicile

16 Oct 2013

Alliance Boots accused of £1.1bn tax avoidance

Trade union Unite and charity War on Want produce report suggesting Boots's parent company Alliance Boots has avoided £1.1bn UK tax since 2008

15 Oct 2013

Wonga in tax avoidance strategy, claims Corporate Watch

A Swiss subsidiary allows Wonga to mitigate its UK corporation tax liability, claims lobbyists

14 Oct 2013

HMRC ups ante in warning leaflet to would-be tax avoiders

HMRC circulates leaflet warning of dangers of tax avoidance schemes

10 Oct 2013

Controversy after Facebook pays no UK corporation tax

Facebook criticised after paying no corporation tax in UK

09 Oct 2013

PwC’s Powell says international tax no longer fit for purpose

PwC chairman and senior partner says tax regime needs to evolve with the times

04 Oct 2013

Google nearly doubles UK tax payments, but criticism persists

Google's tax payments for 2012 just shy of £12m, up from £6m the previous year

01 Oct 2013

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

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With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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